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Mindful Art - 542a

Relieve stress and boost your health and well-being by using artistic and creative mindfulness techniques. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Stitch and Sew

On this course, you will learn how to sew using different techniques to create individual projects such as a cushion, cross stitch or a zip bag. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Alexander Technique for Back & Neck Pain - 852a

Learn the basics of the Alexander Technique along with some practical techniques to help overcome pain and discomfort. (more)

Sat, Nov 09, 2019 to Sat, Nov 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Alexander Technique for Parkinsons - 853a

This is a brief introductory course aimed at giving students a knowledge of the main principles and practice of the Alexander Technique as it applies to Parkinson's Disease and general wellbeing. (more)

Sat, Nov 09, 2019 to Sat, Nov 09 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

World of Relationships

This course is about developing safe and healthy attitudes in relationships. On this course you will be able to explore the different areas surrounding a relationship through fun and interactive games and activities. Here you will be able to share your own experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. (more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Improving Mental Health

This course is aimed towards individuals experiencing depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. Tutors will deliver a range of therapeutic and educational interventions, supporting learners to use mindfulness techniques, breathing exercises, and guided visualisations, bringing calmness to the mind and improving sleep. This will give learners the tools to manage their…(more)

Mon, Oct 21, 2019 to Mon, Nov 25 2019
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Progress In Recovery

A holistic course in maintaining ongoing successful recovery from alcohol and/or other drug dependency issues, and exploring future progression options. The aim of the course is to improve recovering people's wellbeing, self awareness and self esteem through supporting them to maintain their recovery from problematic substance use. This course will…(more)

Wed, Oct 30, 2019 to Wed, Dec 04 2019
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Introduction to Peer Mentoring

This course aims to support people who have experienced drug and/or alcohol use to build peer mentoring skills, so they can use their experience to positively support others who maybe struggling in addiction and recovery. Learners will understand the importance of working within boundaries and keeping the confidence of others…(more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Nov 28 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at The Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Building self esteem

You will explore what makes you feel good about yourself and your life. You will look at confidence building techniques and help yourself to overcome negative thoughts which lower your self esteem (more)

Mon, Nov 04, 2019 to Mon, Dec 09 2019
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring anxiety

You will explore feelings and thoughts around what makes you anxious and develop techniques to help you control negative thought patterns and physical symptoms of anxiety (more)

Tue, Jan 07, 2020 to Tue, Jan 28 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring resilience (Thurs)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Thu, Jan 09, 2020 to Thu, Feb 13 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring resilience (Tues)

A course to help learners' deal with barriers and setbacks. You will look at different techniques to help you develop confidence in situations where you feel knocked back. (more)

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Vale Day Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Creative Crafts-Kentmere Centre - Term 2 Wed AM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Wed, Jan 15, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Kentmere Childrens Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Creative Crafts Term 2 Thur PM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Thu, Jan 16, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Beading and Jewellery Making Term 3 Thur AM

You will learn how to make beautiful beaded items of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and bracelets (more)

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 to Thu, Jun 25 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

(ACL) Creative Crafts Term 3 Thur PM

This is an entry level class introducing learners to craft making activities (more)

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 to Thu, Jun 25 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Deacon House Centre
Provided by Leeds City College

Halloween Family Workshop - 671a

Family activity. A variety of fun, spooky Halloween crafts. Only for adults accompanied by children. Max 2 children per adult. (more)

Sat, Oct 26, 2019 to Sat, Oct 26 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Pinny & Peg Bags - 670a

What could be more chic, a peg-bag to match your pinny. Vintage sewing fun with Mrs Sew-and-Sew (more)

Sat, Nov 16, 2019 to Sat, Nov 16 2019
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Jewellery - Make a Pendant - 534a

This is a short practical jewellery making class for beginners. You will learn a range of jewellery metal work techniques to enable you to make your own pendant. (more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
12:15 PM to 2:15 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Sewing - Home Furnishings - 555a

In this short practical sewing course you will learn some basic sewing skills and make simple home furnishings to brighten your home and save money (more)

Thu, Nov 07, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Family Christmas Baubles & Bonbons - 656a

Festive family fun and frolics, seasonal crafts, Christmas crackers and Yuletide decorations. (more)

Sat, Dec 07, 2019 to Sat, Dec 07 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Improve your Art Workshops

Individuals will learn new and more complex techniques in painting and experiment with new mediums such as: Oils Brusho Oil Pastels Interference paints They will create multiple pieces of their own art work over the course forthem to take home or gift. This course is suitable for complete beginners or…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Fabricated Creations

Over this 10 week course, individuals will have the opportunity to make a variety of fun creations with fabric using handsewing including: fabric bears patchwork felt brooches Dorset buttons doorstops cat-shaped pencil cases This course is suitable for all levels of sewing. (more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve your Knitting

Individuals will improve on their existing knitting skills with this 10 week course. They will learn to knit more complicated stitches and read more complex patterns. They will be able to take their project home to work on it and bring it back the next week to learn more or…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Improve your sewing workshops

This machine sewing course over 10 workshops is for those individuals who already know how to sew and wish to know more about intermediate and advanced garment making. They will learn to size and alter commercial patterns, as well as more complex techniques and how to use basic blocks to…(more)

Thu, Oct 03, 2019 to Thu, Dec 12 2019
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Willow Weaving at BAME

Learn how to weave with willow on this course. Make beautiful sculptures for the garden or baskets to take home. The course will give you an understanding of the coppicing process and there will be an introduction to bird and plant ID. By the end of the course you will…(more)

Wed, Oct 16, 2019 to Wed, Nov 06 2019
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (3 hours) at Bame Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Introduction to Green Woodworking

For complete beginners, and those with some basic outdoor skills who are ready to branch out. From coppicing the material, to finishing a green wood product, such as a woven hazel hurdle or a rustic wooden stool; this course is a perfect introduction to all things green woodwork. (more)

Fri, Oct 25, 2019 to Fri, Nov 15 2019
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Woodcraft for Women 2

Woodcraft for Women is a six week course to teach women the basics of woodworking. Participants will learn how to cut and measure wood, how to fix wood together and how to use power and hand tools safely. There will be an opportunity to turn a pen or bowl on…(more)

Tue, Nov 05, 2019 to Tue, Dec 10 2019
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

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Leeds Recovery College

We opened in September and offer courses for people to learn more about mental health and well-being

You can enrol on a course without any referral or diagnosis with courses delivered by people who have experienced mental health challenges alongside health professionals, teachers, trainers and community organisations

Find out more and see our prospectus

Leeds Recovery College

Build Your Skills Project

Are you over 50, unemployed or living with a long term health problem?


Would you like help and support to gain new skills? Build Your Skills is a six month project to help you develop skills and gain a qualification in a number of areas including Digital and Food Hygiene, in a relaxed, fun environment.


The project opens on 11th September - find out more and book your place by e-mailing info@ymcaleeds.org.uk

Do you need some help to decide what to do next?

Maybe you want to get back into learning; improve your confidence and skills by volunteering or find your dream job? Did you know you can access free Adult Information, Advice and Guidance right here in Leeds?.

All the help and support you need is one phone call away.

Contact the team on 0800 100 900 0191 731 4750 for more information and to book an appointment.


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