Gloucestershire Health & Wellbeing College courses for 2023

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

Introduction to Recovery online course

Starting Wednesday 15 February – 22 March 11am – 12pm on Zoom For 6 sessions once per week. The course includes teaching, exercises to complete and videos to watch, and access to the online course content for up to one year. Students can be service users, carers or staff, and we will support everyone in getting online. During the first introductory session we guide students through the online part of the course. The following 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 and peer support workers and experts by experience who all have lived experience. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204.

Live Better to Feel Better online courses

Taking place every Tuesday for 6 weeks 10.30am -12pm starting on 28 February and every Wednesday for 6 weeks 2-3pm starting on 8 March. These are regular online courses run for people living with physical as well as mental health conditions where you can learn techniques to help manage your long-term health condition. they are online self-directed learning through friendly and interactive virtual group sessions which are delivered by people with lived experience. you can 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 Rachel or Erin: or 0300 421 1623 to find out more and book your place.

Recovery Through Activity face-to-face course

Starting on Tuesday 14, 21, 28 March and 4 April, from 10:30 – 12:30pm at The Tyndale Centre, Dursley. 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 also 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 facilitated by an occupational therapist and peer support workers and Experts by Experience who have lived experience. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204

Taster Sessions face-to-face course

Taking place on Thursday 6 and 13 April from 1-3pm at Hester’s Way Partnership Community Resource Centre, Cheltenham, and in Stroud Wednesday 6 and 13 September from 1-3pm (venue is yet to be confirmed). 

These sessions are a chance to find out more about us and our courses, as well as hear more about recovery. You do not need to sign up to a course – although you will have the opportunity to do so. Family, friends, staff and people who are recovering are very welcome.

Followed by an informal registration, to advise of any learning needs, and a chance to chat to Experts by Experience. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204

Journeys to Recovering face-to-face course

Taking place every Wednesday for 7 sessions from 10am – 4pm from 19 April at Hester’s Way Partnership Community Resource Centre, Cheltenham and 4 October – 15 November in Stroud.

The course is led by people who have their own lived experience of recovering from mental health problems. It looks at the journey people take when they begin to take charge of their lives after experiencing mental illness. The course explains what research tells us about the best ingredients to support recovery.

It also encourages students to share their own experience positively, learn about their own strengths and how to harness them to build for the future. Recovery goals previously developed by students will be followed up and supported. The course programme includes resources to support learning during and after the course has finished. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204

Telling Your Story online course

Discover the joy and creativity of getting your story and ideas out of your head and into words. Taking place every Monday for 6 sessions on Zoom starting 19 June, Telling your Story is an online course with Ed & Jane for those of you with an interest in writing – it is designed to help encourage and support your writing journey. It’s about offering a space to discuss writing ambitions and the stories we want to tell people. Both Ed and Jane have experience of self-publishing books about their lives and want to help other people to either reach this goal, or any other writing goals they have. Contact the team to register and find out more: or 01452 894204

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