From yoga to job clubs, dancing to computer skills the Wellbeing College offers free activities for everyone in South Gloucestershire.
Local housing association Merlin as the lead, along with Southern Brooks and Kingsmeadow Flat, have been awarded the Wellbeing College contract from April 2018 from South Gloucestershire Council. The College offers free courses, drop-in sessions and activities throughout the year to improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing. Over the past year more than 1,000 people have taken part in activities, with 80% saying that they feel happier as a result and 70% have reduced anxiety.
Community Insight and Investment Officer Claire Willis said: “These activities are making a real difference in helping people to build and rebuild their lives. Now, we’ve got lots of activities and events for people to get involved in over the next few months including some brand new sessions. If you’re looking for help to get a new job, we’ve got sessions to help you polish your CV and shine in interviews. There’s also yoga, tai chi and climbing activities for those looking to improve their physical health, while the knitting, cooking and gardening sessions will help bring out your creative side.
“All of our courses are completely free and are held at venues right across South Gloucestershire, so there’s sure to be something for everyone. We’re adding new activities all the time so remember to keep checking our website for new sessions. We’ve got courses to help people improve their employability by learning new skills; sessions where people can learn about social media and getting online; we’ve got volunteering opportunities for people to help out with local organisations; we’ve got lots of sports for people of all abilities and levels of fitness; and much more. And with our new online booking system it’s easier than ever before to take part and start improving your wellbeing.”
For a full round-up of all the courses taking place over the coming weeks and months, check out the Wellbeing College website at www.sgwellbeingcollege.org
If you’re interested in taking part in any of the courses, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01454 821856 or send a tweet to @wellbeingcolleg