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Mindful Art - 542b

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

Tue, Mar 03, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Spring Plant Out

For complete beginners or those who already have an interest in gardening. As a group you will create and plant out a display in support of Holbeck in Bloom. Learn how to use a range of hand tools by planting vegetables and flowers learning more about them each week. (more)

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:30 AM to 1:30 PM (3 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

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

Progress in Recovery 2

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, Mar 04, 2020 to Wed, Apr 08 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

This course is aimed at learners wishing to progress into a career within the voluntary sector, family members and concerned others who are affected by another's substance misuse. The course will include an overview of the different substances, their appearance and effect and the legal status. This course will add…(more)

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 to Thu, May 14 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Improving Mental health 2

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, May 18, 2020 to Mon, Jun 22 2020
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (2 hours) at 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, May 28, 2020 to Thu, Jun 18 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

World of Relationships

Do you want to develop safe and healthy attitudes towards all relationships? This 6-week course will help you explore different areas surrounding a relationship through discussion and interactive, fun activities. You will be able to share your own experiences in a safe, supportive and confidential environment. (more)

Tue, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Healthy Start, Brighter Future (HENRY) - Crossgates

This course is designed to help parents gain the confidence, knowledge and tools - as well the parenting skills - they need to adopt a healthier and happier family lifestyle. (more)

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 to Thu, Jun 18 2020
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (3 hours) at Crossgates And Manston Children's Centre
Provided by Leeds City Council

Stress - Keeping it in place - 823c

Coping with stress is a modern idea and is a challenge for us all. In this supportive course you will learn a set of tools to manage your stress in a healthy way. (more)

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 to Thu, Jul 09 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

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, Mar 05, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (2 hours) at 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, May 13, 2020 to Wed, Jun 17 2020
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM (2 hours) at Recovery Academy
Provided by Humankind

Developing self compassion (SHDC) Monday AM

A course to help you learn the value of taking the time to look after your mental health and well being. You will develop strategies to help you build time into your schedule to focus on your priorities and needs. (more)

Mon, Mar 02, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

Developing self compassion (SHDC) Monday PM

A course to help you learn the value of taking the time to look after your mental health and well being. You will develop strategies to help you build time into your schedule to focus on your priorities and needs. (more)

Mon, Mar 02, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring resilience - Lovell Park Hub

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, Apr 23, 2020 to Thu, May 21 2020
12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (3 hours) at Stocks Hill Day Centre Armley
Provided by Leeds City College

Exploring Leeds

Learners will be build confidence and awareness whilst they access public transport to locate and visit different facilities and events across Leeds. Including JCP's and libraries to access and use computers/Wi-Fi to free events. This is a course aimed at building team, soft and employment skills in a much more…(more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Apr 01 2020
10:30 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Barkston House
Provided by People Matters (West Yorkshire) CIO

Funky Fitness T3

This is a course that aims to improve learners' health, confidence and wellbeing through various sports and fun fitness activities. It is specifically aimed at unemployed people living in Hawksworth Wood. (more)

Tue, Apr 21, 2020 to Tue, Jul 28 2020
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM (2 hours) at Hawksworth Wood Ymca
Provided by City of Leeds YMCA

Exploring Anxiety Monday am (Lovell Park Hub)

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)

Mon, Apr 20, 2020 to Mon, May 18 2020
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (2 hours) at Lovell Park 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

Round Basket Weaving

Make yourself a lovely, round basket out of willow on this 2 day course. (more)

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 to Fri, Feb 21 2020
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (7 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

Craft Mix - 546c

A craft course which includes making upcycled jewellery, wire sculpture and bookmaking. (more)

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 to Wed, Jul 08 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 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 for them to take home or gift. This course is suitable for complete beginners…(more)

Thu, Feb 13, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Woodcraft for Women 4

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, Feb 25, 2020 to Tue, Mar 31 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Watercolours - Still Life

An introduction to self expression through watercolours. Learning to paint with a variety of watercolour techniques, including the use of colour and observational use of light and shade. Improve your wet and dry brush skills by painting still life from your own objects. Materials will be provided for use in…(more)

Wed, Feb 26, 2020 to Wed, Mar 25 2020
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Chinese Brush Strokes - Animals

Producing a variety of beautiful animals on calligraphy rice paper of different sizes. The course will help develop or introduce different traditional Chinese and Japanese brush techniques in inks and watercolours. There will be an opportunity to place some animals in stylised landscapes. All materials will be provided to use…(more)

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Mar 26 2020
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (2 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Drawing - Portraits

Learn to identify and depict shapes, shadows, shading and proportions in faces. Use the blending of chalks, charcoal and pastels to emphasise tones and contours. Learn colour mixing with pastels and water soluble pencils. Materials for use in class will be provided. (more)

Wed, Mar 18, 2020 to Wed, Apr 15 2020
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (3 hours) at Groundwork
Provided by Groundwork Leeds

Make a Webpage from Scratch (Convention House)

Learn how to make your own webpage step by step in a supportive setting. This course is suitable for people with some basic computer knowledge. You will leave with a one page website that would be suitable for a small business or a personal blog. (more)

Sat, Mar 14, 2020 to Sun, Mar 22 2020
10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (5 hours) at Convention House (Access Via Patrick Studio's)
Provided by East Street Arts

Sewing - Mixed Ability - 555b

A short practical sewing course for learners to advance. Will use commercial sewing patterns You will learn a range of sewing, craft and design skills recorded in a portfolio. (more)

Thu, Feb 27, 2020 to Thu, Apr 02 2020
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (2 hours) at Swarthmore Centre
Provided by Swarthmore

Further Woodwork (Monday)

For learners who have successfully completed the Basic Woodwork course and who want to take their skills further by using more advanced techniques and different hand and powered tools safely For your final project, choose between making:- - a bedside cabinet - a tool box Students are encouraged to personalise…(more)

Mon, Feb 24, 2020 to Mon, Mar 23 2020
9:30 AM to 3:30 PM (6 hours) at Hollybush Conservation Centre
Provided by Conservation Volunteers

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