Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing College courses – 2023

Our Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing College (formerly the Recovery College and Glos Self Management) is now offering the following courses:

Recovery Through Activity online course

This course explores the value of activity on wellbeing; it looks at the relationship between wellbeing and the activities we need, want and are expected to do in our everyday lives and how mental illness impacts this. It involves discussion regarding the topic of the week and an activity to demonstrate its benefits to recovery and maintaining wellbeing. It is designed to be fun and informal; looking at strengths and knowledge as well as areas people might like to work on.

The course is held on Tuesday mornings from 17 October to 14 November. It is facilitated by an Occupational Therapist, Peer Support Workers and Experts by Experience who have lived experience. Contact the team to register and find out more:  or 01452 894204

Live Better to Feel Better online course

This is a regular online course, run for people living with physical as well as mental health conditions Learn techniques to help manage your long-term health condition. This virtual welcome session is followed by a 7-week course starting on 31 October on Tuesdays between 1-3.30pm.
This is a mix of online self-directed learning and friendly and interactive virtual group sessions which are delivered by people with lived experience. Learn techniques to help with: relaxation, managing pain and fatigue, getting a good night’s sleep, problem solving, managing low mood, communication tips, being active and more. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204

Introduction to Recovery Online course

Starting Tuesday, 7 November 11am-12pm The course includes teaching, exercises to complete and videos to watch. Once registered, students have access to the online course content for up to one year. Students can be service users, carers or staff. During the first introductory session we guide you through the online part of the course. The following six sessions will give students the opportunity to learn and explore thoughts on the subjects we introduce each week. The topics for the week are based on the CHIME acronym – Connections, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment. We include a Power Point presentation on the topic for the week. The course is run by Tutors, Peer Support Workers and Experts by Experience who all have lived experience. Contact the team to register and find out more: or call  0300 421 1623.

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