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Are you feeling stressed, worrying, having sleep problems or feeling low and would like to improve your mental wellbeing? Bracknell & Wokingham College has gained government funding for a research project enabling adults aged 19+ experiencing any of the above to take a FREE community learning course.

 These short, part-time courses are based in various locations around Bracknell and Wokingham, in both the daytime and the evening, so there is something to suit everyone. You don’t need to have a diagnosed mental health condition to join a course – simply get in touch if you think you might be eligible.

We have been asked to deliver two different types of courses, and the courses you can attend are based on your home postcode. All of the courses aim to help people feel better, but there are a few key differences: 

  • Courses in Bracknell are general adult community learning courses, similar to the standard courses we offer at the college, but only open to people who fit the eligibility criteria. These courses are available to people with postcodes beginning with GU, RG12, RG42, RG45 and SL.
  • Courses in Wokingham aim to target specific symptoms of mental health conditions, such as having trouble sleeping, stress, or feeling anxious or low, and are also only open to people who fit the eligibility criteria. These courses are available to people with any postcodes beginning with RG apart from the ones listed above.

If your postcode doesn’t fall into either of these categories, then please get in touch with us to find out which group you fall into.
  Please see above to find out which set of courses you may be eligible for, and then click here for a current list of courses in Bracknell or click here for a current list of courses in Wokingham. These pages are updated regularly as new courses are added.

Everyone who enrols on one of the courses will have up to three hours of one-on-one Information, Advice and Guidance with a member of the Wellbeing in Mind staff team. These sessions are based around the Discovering Potential model of Thinking – Getting – Keeping.

 When you get in touch with us, we will invite you to have a short, informal chat at a time and location that suits you. At this meeting we will ask you to complete a short mood and wellbeing questionnaire to see if you are eligible for a free course or need any further support.

 Learning some coping strategies or simply learning something new with other people might help you in your journey to good mental health. Courses are taught in small groups in welcoming venues.

Please note that we are not offering therapy and are not able to enrol anyone currently experiencing very severe symptoms on to our courses, as we have not been trained to give you the support that you may need. If we cannot offer you a course at the moment, then we will point you towards help that is available for you now and may be able to offer you a course in the future if you are feeling better.

 Still have unanswered questions? Read our FAQ or contact us using the details below for further information.

 Get in touch with Admissions and Enquiries on 01344 868600 or email us at wellbeing@bracknell.ac.uk. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter: @wellbeinginmind

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