Courses

Accepting change|

Change is a necessary and inevitable part of our daily lives.  How we view and respond to these changes has a direct link to our emotional resilience.  The way we...

Date & times

Thursday 23 March 2023 at 10am-12pm

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Accepting change (16-25)|

Change is a necessary and inevitable part of our daily lives. How we view and respond to these changes has a direct link to our emotional resilience. The way we...

Date & times

Friday 3 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

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Adapt and recover from adversity|

This workshop delivered by Red Cross, will explore tools and strategies to build resilience. You will learn to help yourself and others adapt and recover from challenges by identifying practical...

Date & times

Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 1pm-2.30pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

An introduction to personality disorder|

This workshop is for people who are interested in learning about what personality disorder means and how it may affect them or somebody they care about. It will include:- An...

Date & times

Monday 17 April 2023 at 1pm-3:30pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

An introduction to personality disorder (16-25)|

This workshop is for people who are interested in learning about what personality disorder means and how it may affect them or somebody they care about. It will include:- An...

Date & times

Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 10am-12:30pm

Venues

St. Giles’ Centre, St. Giles' Church, Market Place, Pontefract, WF8 1AT

An introduction to poetry|

This course is designed to give students the space to develop an understanding of different poetry styles and the skills to be able to create such poetry themselves. Over 5...

Date & times

Thursday 23 February 2023 at 10:30am-12:30pm

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Arts and crafts for wellbeing|

The course will allow learners to develop art and craft skills through exploring techniques to complete 2 mini projects: ‘Marvellous Monograms’ – Learners will create a no sew decorative textile...

Date & times

Friday 24 February 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Bill busting|

Like most of us, you may be worried about the increased cost of living. Our bill busting session, aims to look at all sorts of ingenious ways to shave pennies...

Date & times

Tuesday 7 February 2023 at 10:30am-12pm

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Bookbinding|

In this short workshop, hosted at the West Yorkshire History Centre, students will learn basic skills in non-adhesive bookbinding (learning how to sew a simple book structure) and gain an...

Date & times

Wednesday 1 March 2023 at 10:30am-12pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Bookbinding (16-25)|

In this short workshop, hosted at the West Yorkshire History Centre, students will learn basic skills in non-adhesive bookbinding (learning how to sew a simple book structure) and gain an...

Date & times

Wednesday 23 November 2022 at 10:30am-12pm

Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 1.30pm-3pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Brazilian Culture and Capoeira (pronounced “cap-o-ay-ra”)|

Did you know that learning a new skill: Improves your brain health and memory. Increases your mental wellbeing and happiness. Fosters connection with others. Keeps you relevant. Ever wondered what...

Date & times

Monday 9 January 2023 at 5:30pm-6:45pm

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Caring for me & you|Coming Soon

Carers Wakefield & District are proud to announce that they are now able to offer the ‘Caring For Me and You’ self-management course for carers and are delivering this through...

Christmas floral art design – WORKBOOK AVAILABLE NOW|

Come along and have fun with flowers and floral art design, even if you’re a beginner! With our experienced and qualified florist, you can learn how to make a festive...

Combating low mood|

Feeling persistently low, a loss of interest or pleasure in things you used to enjoy, poor motivation and tiredness are some of the signs your bad days could be turning...

Coming soon…|

Check back here next term to see what accredited courses we have available.

Connecting with the 5 senses|

Join us in this 2 hour workshop to discover how to better connect with your senses. It will teach you how to spend less time caught up in your thoughts...

Date & times

Friday 3 February 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Coping with challenges (16-19)|Coming Soon

We know that young people face a variety of complex challenges in their lives and this workshop aims to provide you with a resilience – building framework to help cope...

Date & times

Wednesday 29 March 2023 at 12pm-1pm

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Coping with life by using relaxation|

This workshop, facilitated by Live Well Wakefield, will help you to: Identify what relaxation is and the benefits Identify what we could do to relax Have a go at a...

Date & times

Monday 6 March 2023 at 2-3:30pm

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Online only

Coping with pain|

This workshop, facilitated by Live Well Wakefield, will help you to: Meet and share with others who live with chronic pain Look at additional tools/techniques for managing persistent pain problems...

Date & times

Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 2-3pm

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Coping with pregnancy sickness|

A workshop for mums to be, who are experiencing severe pregnancy sickness. Includes techniques on improving wellbeing around this time and looking at ways to help with the physical symptoms...

Couch to 5K|Coming Soon

Over the course of 9 weeks we  will take you from total running beginner through to completing a 5km Parkrun event. We will follow the NHS Couch to 5K scheme...

Date & times

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Creative fitness – trying something new for a better physical & mental wellbeing|

Have you always hated the gym? Perhaps you’ve never found a kind of exercise or activity to keep you fit and healthy that you’ve actually enjoyed? Maybe you, like many...

Date & times

Wednesday 14 September 2022 at 11am-12pm

Wednesday 11 January 2023 at 11am-12pm

Venues

Vibe Fitness, 26 Wakefield Road, Normanton, WF6 2BT

Creative fitness – trying something new for a better physical & mental wellbeing (16-25)|Coming Soon

Have you always hated the gym? Perhaps you’ve never found a kind of exercise or activity to keep you fit and healthy that you’ve actually enjoyed? Maybe you, like many...

Date & times

Venues

Vibe Fitness, 26 Wakefield Road, Normanton, WF6 2BT

Creative writing|Coming Soon

Have you ever wanted to write an article for a magazine, a short story, a poem or even a book? Why didn’t you? If the reason was that you lacked...

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Dyslexia awareness|

This informal dyslexia awareness session, offered in partnership with Managing Dyslexia, aims to provide attendees with a better awareness of what dyslexia means, help them to recognise the signs and...

Date & times

Thursday 23 February 2023 at 10:30am-12:30pm

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Emotional eating|

Why do you emotionally eat? This workshop will explore some of the reasons behind emotional eating and encourage you self reflection. During this guided 90 minute workshop, you will be...

Exploring grief and depression|

The aim of this workshop is to explore what grief is and how to cope with it. Taking a look at being able to understand the difference between grief and...

Exploring resilience|

Our ability to stay mentally well during those difficult times is what we call ‘resilience’.  Resilience however, is not simply a person’s ability to ‘bounce back’, it also includes our...

Date & times

Thursday 23 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

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Feeling positive, busting stress|

This workshop, facilitated by Live Well Wakefield, includes: Identifying how stress could affect you Raising awareness of things you can do to reduce your stress Learning a few stress busting...

Date & times

Friday 3 February 2023 at 1:30-3pm

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For those that give too much: Everyday stress|

Life can feel pretty relentless at times.  There are always things to do, responsibilities to oversee and people to please.  At times we can go to bed cross with ourselves...

Date & times

Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 10am-12pm

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Freedom from fibromyalgia|Coming Soon

This introductory course, run in conjunction with Be True To You Recovery CIC, will provide an overview of fibromyalgia, what it is and how it effects people in different ways....

Green Doctors energy advice|

The purpose of the session is to inform, advise, raise awareness & offer a free energy advice service to support people struggling with energy costs, cold homes & the impacts...

Date & times

Tuesday 28 February 2023 at 1pm-2pm

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Grow Wakefield Edible Gardening Clubs|

If you enjoy gardening, want to learn to grow your own food and would like to meet other who share the same interests then Grow Wakefield’s Edible Gardening clubs may...

Grow Wakefield Fieldhead Gardening Club|

If you enjoy gardening, want to improve your physical and mental health, and would like to learn to grow your own food why not come along to our Edible Gardening...

Improving sleep – Turning Point|

Whether you have had sleeping problems for some time, or if difficulty sleeping has developed recently, there are steps that you can take to improve your sleep habits. Sleep is...

Improving your mindset|

Join in us in this 2-hour workshop to establish how to improve your moments by making a positive contribution to your mindset.  You will learn to recognize how you feel...

Date & times

Friday 10 February 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Improving your sleep|

This introductory workshop could be for you if you are interested in understanding ways of improving your sleep. During the workshop we will be talking about: Stages of sleep How...

Date & times

Tuesday 31 January 2023 at 1:30pm-3:30pm

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Introduction to mindfulness – Turning Point|

Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to your thoughts, emotions and body sensations in the present moment and can be practised anywhere. Executing a state of Mindfulness well can...

Journaling for wellbeing|

Journaling has been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. This course will provide an opportunity for you to learn how to start journaling as a means to...

Date & times

Wednesday 25 January 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Journaling for wellbeing (16-25)|

Journaling has been proven to have a positive effect on mental health. This course will provide an opportunity for you to learn how to start journaling as a means to...

Date & times

Monday 20 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

Connections, 15a Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1JZ

Learning more about IBS|

Sometimes just listening and learning helps when you have a diagnosis of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This non-medical course is facilitated by 2 people with over 40 years lived experience...

Date & times

Thursday 20 April 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

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Learning more about the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum|

In this short workshop, hosted at the West Yorkshire History Centre, we’ll take you on a patient’s journey from admission to discharge, looking through the exclusive archive collection at what...

Date & times

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 10:30am-12pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Learning more about the West Riding Pauper Lunatic Asylum (16-25)|

In this short workshop, hosted at the West Yorkshire History Centre, we’ll take you on a patient’s journey from admission to discharge, looking through the exclusive archive collection at what...

Date & times

Wednesday 22 March 2023 at 1.30pm-3pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Living in uncertain times|

Take an hour out of your day to learn coping strategies to manage news induced anxiety and stress. Feeling out of control can feel scary, especially in present times, it...

Living with chronic pain|

Chronic pain can be a debilitating condition that can impact all areas of life such as mood, relationships, ability to engage in and enjoy things and concentration. This workshop introduces the...

Loneliness & isolation|

It is possible to feel lonely, even when surrounded by people, but loneliness and isolation can also happen due to many reasons, some of which include; being separated from other...

Managing anger and irritability|

Anger is a healthy emotion experienced by us all, but it can often be a symptom of anxiety, low mood, stress or being ‘triggered’ by things that we can’t easily...

Managing anxiety|

Join us for this two-session course to better understand and develop skills for managing anxiety. This involves learning mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, grounding exercises, information about CBT techniques, and general...

Date & times

Tuesday 24 January 2023 at 10.30am-12.00pm

Venues

Online only

Managing anxiety (16-25)|

Join us for this two-session course to better understand and develop skills for managing anxiety. This involves learning mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, grounding exercises, information about CBT techniques, and general...

Date & times

Thursday 1 December 2022 at 1:30pm-3pm

Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 1.30pm-3pm

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Online only

Managing anxiety (female only)|

Join us for this two-session course to better understand and develop skills for managing anxiety. This involves learning mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, grounding exercises, information about CBT techniques, and general...

Date & times

Friday 24 March 2023 at 10.30am-12pm

Venues

Online only

Managing anxiety (male only)|

Join us for this two-session course to better understand and develop skills for managing anxiety. This involves learning mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, grounding exercises, information about CBT techniques, and general...

Date & times

Friday 3 March 2023 at 1.00-2.30pm

Venues

Online only

Managing anxiety & worry|

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life and dependant on circumstances, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal. However, some people find it hard to control their...

Managing depression|

This introductory course could be for you if you are interested in developing an awareness of what the experience of depression may mean to you or someone you care about....

Date & times

Thursday 2 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

Online only

Managing depression (16-25)|

This introductory course could be for you if you are interested in developing an awareness of what the experience of depression may mean to you or someone you care about....

Date & times

Wednesday 22 February 2023 at 1.30pm-3.00pm

Venues

Online only

Managing work stress|

This workshop looks both at managing your own wellbeing and stress levels in, and outside of work. During the workshop we will explore how to spot the signs of stress, both physical...

Medication and me|

This informal and friendly workshop will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about medication with our Chief Pharmacist. Have you or someone you care for just started...

Date & times

Friday 24 March 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

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Medication and me (16-25)|

This informal and friendly workshop will provide you with the opportunity to find out more about medication with our Chief Pharmacist. Have you or someone you care for just started...

Date & times

Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

Online only

Menopause & me|

When menopause starts, it can be an uncomfortable, anxious and stressful time for women, impacting all areas of life. This 90 minute workshop is an introduction into what you expect...

Mindful pregnancy|

The aim of these workshops is provide expectant parents with an opportunity to seek advice and learn tips and techniques to manage pregnancy. We will discuss managing stress, relaxation &...

Overcoming panic attacks|

A panic attack is a feeling of sudden and intense anxiety, the symptoms of a panic attack are not dangerous, but can be very frightening. In this workshop we explore...

Pebble painting (16-25)|

This is a 2 hour workshop to introduce the creative art of painting pebbles or rocks! As the name suggests, pebble painting is simply painting on pebbles or rocks.  You...

Date & times

Monday 6 February 2023 at 10am-12:00pm

Venues

Connections, 15a Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1JZ

Positive body image|

How you feel about yourself should not be defined by the way that you look. Our bodies are amazing things, yet too often, we judge ourselves purely based on our...

Quitting smoking (16-25)|Coming Soon

If you’re thinking about quitting smoking but just don’t know how, need a bit of support or want to find the best alternative for you, come along to our Quitting...

Recipes across the years|

In this short workshop, held at the West Yorkshire History Centre, students will have the opportunity to discover some of the weird and wonderful recipes hidden in archives, what ingredients...

Date & times

Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 10:30am-12pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Recipes across the years (16-25)|

In this short workshop, held at the West Yorkshire History Centre, students will have the opportunity to discover some of the weird and wonderful recipes hidden in archives, what ingredients were...

Date & times

Wednesday 15 March 2023 at 1.30pm-3pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Recognising burnout|

Join us in this workshop to discover what the term ‘burnout’ means.  You will explore different factors relating to burnout and the signs and symptoms that are commonly associated with...

Date & times

Monday 6 February 2023 at 1-3pm

Venues

Online only

Scrapbooking for wellness|

This 5 week course will give you the chance to connect with your creative side. Scrapbooking is a pastime that has many benefits. It is fun to do and you...

Date & times

Tuesday 21 February 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Scrapbooking for wellness (16-25)|Coming Soon

This 4 week course will give you the chance to connect with your creative side. Scrapbooking is a pastime that has many benefits. It is fun to do and you...

Self-advocacy & confidence building workshop for young people with learning disabilities (16-25)|

The purpose of the course is for young people with learning difficulties to find out about the Speak Out Go Out advocacy group in Wakefield, practice skills in speaking up...

Date & times

Friday 10 March 2023 at 10am-2pm

Venues

Connections, 15a Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1JZ

Self-care and self-soothe (16-25)|

Life can be challenging and difficult for people. It can lead to not knowing how to soothe or take care of ourselves effectively. Often, people turn to unhelpful and destructive...

Date & times

Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 1pm-3pm

Venues

Online only

Skills for volunteers|

The aim of the course is to provide you with the information and confidence for volunteering. By the end of the course you will have confirmed and developed your knowledge,...

Date & times

Monday 6 March 2023 at 10am-12:30pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Stick weaving and braiding|

Stick weaving is a very simple form of weaving and is an age-old tradition traced back 100’s of years ago . It’s one of the oldest known crafts worldwide! In...

Date & times

Thursday 16 March 2023 at 10am-12pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Supporting fathers in the perinatal period|

This webinar is for all dads with a child aged 0-2 years who feel they could benefit from support around making the transition to fatherhood. Whether you’re a new dad...

Supporting loved ones|

Supporting a friend or family member who is experiencing mental health problems can be a difficult and worrying time. Knowing what to say and do for the best can be...

Supporting new parents|

Are you a new parent in the Wakefield area? This workshop, focuses on parental and infant well-being and will cover things such as; what new parents tend to worry about,...

Tackling loneliness (19+)|

Feeling lonely and isolated can make life challenging, especially during a crisis. It can be difficult to know how to help. This workshop is delivered by Red Cross and aims...

Date & times

Monday 30 January 2023 at 1.30-3pm

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

The Horizon Plan – For parents of young people who self-harm|

Delivered by The Youth Mental Health Foundation (a non-profit CIC registered in England), The Horizon Plan is an online course that focuses on guiding the parents of young people who...

The M Word; Menopause awareness|

Did you know… More than 3 out of 4 women experience menopause symptoms at some time. 1 in 4 experience serious symptoms. 2 in 5 women said their menopause symptoms...

Date & times

Friday 10 February 2023 at 11-12:30pm

Venues

Online only

Understanding hearing voices|Coming Soon

This introductory workshop could be for you if you are interested in developing an awareness of what the experience of hearing voices may mean to you or someone you care...

Understanding post-traumatic stress reactions|

This workshop is for people who are experiencing post-traumatic stress reactions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the people who care for, or support, them. We will look at why...

Date & times

Tuesday 7 March 2023 at 11am-12pm

Venues

Online only

Wellbeing in the woods|Coming Soon

Wellbeing in the woods is a therapeutic forest school in a woodland area at the rear of Fieldhead Hospital and will be run one day a week over a 6...

Date & times

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

Wellbeing in the woods (18-25)|Coming Soon

Wellbeing in the woods is a therapeutic forest school in a woodland area at the rear of Fieldhead Hospital and will be run one day a week over a 6...

Date & times

Venues

Fieldhead Campus, Fieldhead Hospital, Ouchthorpe Lane, Wakefield, WF1 3SP

What the heck are archives?|

Have you ever wondered if you were descended from a knight? or if your family name bears a coat of arms? Archive research can help you find out more about...

Date & times

Wednesday 1 February 2023 at 10:30am-12pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

What the heck are archives? (16-25)|

Have you ever wondered if you were descended from a knight? or if your family name bears a coat of arms? Archive research can help you find out more about...

Date & times

Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 1.30pm-3.00pm

Venues

West Yorkshire History Centre, 127 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1JG

Wild things|Coming Soon

This online course aims to engage people in nature and their local environment, allowing people a distraction from difficult situations and isolation. It aims to teach people new wildlife gardening...

Date & times

Venues

Online only

Yoga (Join in any week)|

Do you want to exercise or find a physical activity that doesn’t look as exhausting as some others? Why not give yoga a go? Yoga is an ancient form of...

Date & times

Friday 6 January 2023 at 10am-11am

Venues

Online only

Youth first aid (16-19)|

This workshop is delivered by Red Cross and aims to build your confidence and willingness to help someone in an emergency by learning essential first aid skills, whilst using everyday...

Date & times

Monday 6 February 2023 at 1.30pm-2.30pm

Venues

Connections, 15a Westgate, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1JZ