Health and Wellbeing

Improve your wellbeing with one of our Lancashire Adult Learning Health and Wellbeing courses – a NEW offer to support you and your family during this time.

Never has it been more important to take time out for yourself.

Explore our range of FREE* courses and sign-up using our online enrolment portal. If you need support, get in touch, our friendly team can help!

*Note that most of our courses are FREE for Lancashire residents and where fees are applicable, this will be noted on your enrolment.

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Thursby Garden Community Action Group
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West Preston Methodist Church Ashton
  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Mental Wellbeing
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course will introduce learners to the 5 Ways to well-being along with practical tools to enable them to incorporate each one into their daily life. The 5 ways are simple but highly effective strategies that have been researched and developed to improve mental health and well-being and trying these strategies can help you to feel more positive and better able to get the most out of life.  How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered over two individual sess...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/09/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 27/09/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 09/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Chair Based Yoga
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course is designed for those who wish to gain an introduction to yoga, some key practices and moves. All postures have been adapted to incorporate the use of a chair, making the course suitable for people with limited mobility or physical disabilities / difficulties. The course contains both practical and theory elements with learners also being encouraged to reflect on the benefits from engaging in a range of yoga practices. How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per session and...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 11/10/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 01/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Creative Recycling & Eco Crafts
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course combines nature and recycling with craft; creating handcrafted products using materials we would normally throw away. Sustainability, re-using and upcycling are key elements to this course, whilst making some lovely handmade crafts for the home or as gifts. Learn to create bees wax eco wraps, seed paper and more. As an extra treat, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course. How lon...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 03/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: £16.80
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Creative Ways to Improve Your Wellbeing
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Art activities are known to relieve stress, reduce anxiety and create an increased sense of personal wellbeing. During this online course, learners will be guided through a series of demonstrations using a range of practical techniques, reviewing the connections to the 5 ways to wellbeing throughout. All techniques and activities have been selected because of their connection to wellbeing and they will be suitable to do at home with limited materials and resources. How long is the course? The...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 28/09/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 01/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 25/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Edible Gifts for Christmas
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Make this Christmas extra special with your own edible gifts. There is no gift as special as something homemade so join us for a cookery class that will not only get you in the festive spirit but will also help you reduce your Christmas shopping list! From chocolate truffles to melting moments biscuits, this course is a great introduction to the kitchen and is perfectly suited to those with little or no previous experience. How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per week/session and...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      18:00 to 21:00
      1 day course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 09/12/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      TUE - 14/12/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      TUE - 14/12/2021
      13:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      WED - 15/12/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/12/2021
      09:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Experience Microwave Cookery
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    How do you view your microwave oven? Is it just a box that is called upon to heat your leftovers or cook a ready meal after a hard day at work, or does it play a big role in your kitchen?  There is a lot more you can do with your microwave and during this short course, learners will discover some of the tips and tricks to get the best from it, including using the microwave to cook mashed potato, rice and how to prepare a soup using fresh ingredients. How long is the course? The course is 2 ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Finding Positives in Challenging Times
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Developing a more positive mind-set can create a range of benefits to both our mental and physical well-being. During this course, learners will explore the benefits of positive thinking alongside some highly effective tools and techniques to challenge negative thinking habits. Even in the most challenging times it is possible for us to find positives and face the challenges with a more positive outlook! How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered over two...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 14/10/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 23/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Fulwood Barracks Family Activity Day
    Health & Wellbeing
    Come down to our community centre to experience interactive sessions with Lancashire Adult Learning and find out more about the free family and wellbeing courses you can join. Bring the children and have a go at family arts and crafts and STEM (Science, technology, engineering and maths) activities, then enjoy some mindfulness and wellbeing with our experienced tutors....
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Fulwood Barracks Community Centre
      SAT - 09/10/2021
      14:00 to 16:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Hug in a Box: Crafts for Friends and Family
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Tactile crafts are great for calming the mind and boosting creativity. During this course, learners will create a range of hand-crafted items that could be posted to a Loved one as a ‘Hug in a Box.’ Experimenting with clay work and textile projects, learners will experience a boost to their own wellbeing whilst making handmade gifts to share with friends or family. We will also be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: £16.80
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Improve Your Mood
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Do you find that your mood sometimes dips and you can be left feeling low or fed up? Especially over the past year? This short course aims to give you techniques that you can implement and practice further at home, which will help improve your mood and lift your spirits. We will discuss what causes low mood as well as trial some practical techniques to help combat this. The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered over 1 week...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 08/10/2021
      14:00 to 16:00
      2 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Chair Based Exercise
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course is suitable for all levels of fitness. All exercises are chair based and designed to be low impact and low weight bearing, to ease pressure on joints and bones. This course will also develop learner’s confidence when performing daily activities and recreational tasks. Alongside the practical elements of the course, learners will be introduced to the physical activity guidelines for adults where applicable and written/group tasks that complement the exercises. How long is the cour...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Home Exercise
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course has been designed to show simple exercises that can be done at home to develop learner’s knowledge and understanding of the components of fitness, alongside the benefits to overall health and wellbeing. It is suitable for those who are new to exercise and wish to gain an insight into how physical activity can impact their lives positively. Participating in the course will also increase connection with others and enhance learner’s IT and digital skills. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      FRI - 05/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Introduction to Nutrition & Cookery
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 05/10/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • It's A Man's Life (Men's Health Awareness)
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This short course has been designed to cover topics on men’s health relating to; mental health, physical health and the key male cancers. The subjects are intended to raise awareness and generate valuable discussion to encourage personal reflection and action planning with a view to improving the overall health and wellbeing of men. How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per session and is delivered over two individual sessions or weeks. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 24/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 06/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      20 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Kickstart your Health
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course has been designed following the new NHS Better Health campaign. Session one, focuses on healthy eating and simple changes you can make to improve your health. Session two is about planning and cooking easy, healthy meals using everyday ingredients from your kitchen. Session three focuses on physical activity, suitable for a range of abilities and designed to get you up and moving. Progression courses are available to keep you motivated on your journey to better health - #let’s...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 05/10/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      3 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 18/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      3 week course
      19 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Make Your Own: Christmas Pamper Hamper
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Would you like to de-stress and learn how to create your own home-made pamper products; saving money along the way, creating products that can be given away as gifts this festive season, or used as a special treat for yourself. As an extra Christmas gift, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a resource pack out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course. How long is the course? The course is 2 hours per week/session and is delivered over 2 w...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 06/12/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 09/12/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Make Your Own: Eco Crafts for Christmas
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course combines nature and recycling with craft; creating festive decorations and accessories. Key elements of this course include exploring nature and using materials we would normally throw away. These skills and ideas can then be used in the future to make homemade gifts to share with others. We hope this course will not only boost your wellbeing, but demonstrate some valuable recycling techniques you can use to make some homemade gifts just in time for the festive period! How long i...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 03/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      This course is now full
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 06/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 09/12/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      8 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Make Your Own: Festive Wreath
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Nothing quite says Christmas like putting a hand-made wreath on your front door. With tuition from our teachers, you’ll be creating your own festive wreath using greenery that you have gathered yourself from your garden or other accessible green spaces. As an extra Christmas gift, Lancashire Adult Learning will be posting a wreath making kit out to you, containing all of the resources you will need to take part in this course (with the exception of greenery, foliage and flowers.) How long ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      15 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/12/2021
      09:30 to 12:30
      1 day course
      12 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    • Online Course
      THU - 16/12/2021
      13:30 to 16:30
      1 day course
      9 Places Remaining
      Cost: £12.60
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Mental Health Awareness
    Health & Wellbeing
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Stoops & Hargher Clough Community Centre
      MON - 04/10/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • The Waterside Centre
      MON - 04/10/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      17:00 to 19:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 22/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Mental Wellbeing: Keeping Well, Building Confidence, Boosting Resilience
    Health & Wellbeing
    ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • West Preston Methodist Church Ashton
      MON - 27/09/2021
      13:30 to 16:00
      8 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Mindfulness Techniques for Everyday Living
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Mindfulness can bring many benefits into your life and support you to make improvements to your mental and physical wellbeing. Regular practice and awareness can enable you to learn practical ways to still the mind and take momentary relief from constantly thinking and processing information. This session aims to allow learners to connect with others, explore and experience the subject of mindfulness in the comfort of their own home. Important notice: This course is not a treatment for mental ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      10 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 18/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      16 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Planning and Facilitating Exercise with Older Adults (Online Flexible Learning)
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This accredited online course has been designed for those who work in a care environment with older adults that need to increase their daily physical activity in a safe and effective way.  The course has been created so learners can complete the content flexibly, at their own pace and at a time that fits around work and home commitments. During the course, learners will gain new skills and knowledge in order to be able to safely plan and facilitate exercise with older adults. Knowing and ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      Flexible Start Dates
      Available from:
      07/09/2021
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Quick and Healthy Cookery
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course is a live cookery course and you will need to be in your kitchen with access to typical household cookery equipment during the session. It may seem like a lot of work to prepare healthy meals at home, however, you may be surprised at how quickly home prepared meals can come together. On this short course you will learn how to prepare tasty and healthy meals from scratch using fresh ingredients. You will also discover shortcuts that will save you time and money. The teacher ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      WED - 29/09/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      7 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Simple Relaxation Techniques
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course provides the opportunity to experience how relaxation practices can positively impact your health and wellbeing. Learners will be encouraged to reflect on the benefits of these practices with a view to embedding them into their daily life, developing self-care tools that can support during challenging times. This course is delivered online and aims to allow learners to connect with others to explore and experience the subject of relaxation in the comfort of their own home. Importan...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      THU - 04/11/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Singing & Music for Wellbeing
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    Have you ever found yourself singing along to your favourite song on the radio? Singing and music have been a fundamental aspect of every culture for thousands of years, bringing joy, a sense of purpose and togetherness. This course reveals the science behind the physical, mental and social effects of singing and music and what that means for your own wellbeing. No musical or vocal experience is needed, you simply need a desire to learn, connect and have fun! How long is the course? The cours...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      THU - 14/10/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      17 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      18 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Sleep Well
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    It is estimated that approximately 16 million adults have issues with sleep in the UK. Therefore, this is an issue that affects so many of us. This two week course aims to look at information about sleep and why it’s important for our wellbeing, as well as tips and tricks to try and help aid a better night’s sleep for us all The course is 2 hours per week/session and is delivered over 2 weeks ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      FRI - 19/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      14 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Weeton Barracks Family Activity Day
    Health & Wellbeing
    Come down to our cafe and Arts & Crafts room to experience interactive sessions with Lancashire Adult Learning and find out more about the free family and wellbeing courses you can join. Bring the children and have a go at family arts and crafts and STEM activities, then enjoy some mindfulness and wellbeing with our experienced tutors. ...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Weeton Barracks Camp Community Centre
      SAT - 09/10/2021
      09:30 to 11:30
      1 day course
      20+ Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    = Can I get help with my fees?
  • Yoga for Stress and Anxiety
    Health & Wellbeing

    Online
    Online
    This course takes a mindful approach to yoga, focusing on how it makes you feel. We don’t place emphasis on attaining certain poses or yoga positions it is about the “felt experience”. You will learn gentle and restorative yoga and breathing practices that will enable you to slow down creating a sense of calm and wellbeing physically, mentally and emotionally. This course is suitable for all ages and abilities; including beginners, intermediate and advanced. If you can breathe you can do Y...
    Forthcoming Start Dates
    • Online Course
      MON - 27/09/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      Few Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 02/11/2021
      10:00 to 12:00
      2 week course
      13 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      MON - 22/11/2021
      18:00 to 20:00
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
    • Online Course
      TUE - 07/12/2021
      13:00 to 15:00
      2 week course
      11 Places Remaining
      Cost: Free to Lancashire residents
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