Give your wellbeing a boost this June, with an adult learning course from East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, 2019 East Riding Adult Learning Centres are promoting the benefits of adult learning to enrich the wellbeing of local residents.
Research shows that people who carry on learning through life report higher wellbeing and a greater ability to cope with stress.
During June, the council’s adult learning centres will be running a series of free Try courses, introduction to qualification courses and a short one and four-week courses.
The Try courses are designed to allow local residents to come along and try a course before committing to the main course, to meet fellow learners and tutors and see what adult learning is like.
Sara Arnold, employment, education and skills group manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are encouraging local residents to give adult learning a try this June and grow their skills as they make new friends, get creative, take a course or just do something to help to relax and unwind after a long day at work.
“We know that adult learning can enrich a learner’s wellbeing, but we want local residents to experience it first-hand too!”
Some of the Try courses on offer include conversational Spanish, counselling, creative writing, felt flowers, mindfulness, photography, pottery, self-esteem and confidence building, supporting teaching and learning in schools (STLS) as well as Mexican art and taste and test poetry.
New short courses, which run between one and four weeks, include Aboriginal art, block printing and soft furnishings, get to know your sewing machine, making a pottery birdfeeder/honeypot, summer reading, mental toughness, recycled art.
The centres are also running a new health chat course for those who want to start a conversation with someone about health or well-being issues.
The course is free and available for anyone who wants to learn how to talk to someone they may be concerned about such as a friend, neighbour or customer who may be lonely isolated.
The courses are open to all learners aged 19 years and over. You can join us at any of the sessions and locations however booking is essential.
Find out more and book your place at www.eastriding.gov.uk/learn.
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