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Courses we offer

We run a wide range of courses delivered by REACH staff and partner agencies.  We have split our courses into three categories: Mental Health & Self-Management; Life Skills; and Creative & Wellbeing.

We try and run courses whenever we have enough people who want to attend one. Your Recovery Coach will provide details of the date and time of the course you are interested in.

Mental Health & Self-Management

Anxiety Management

4 weekly workshops, 1½ hours each

We understand that mental illness can cause increased anxiety levels that affect how we function and how we perform roles and tasks. Feelings about the past, fears for the future and current concerns can hinder recovery and prevent us from moving forward in our lives.

Our anxiety management workshops are designed by people with living experience of anxiety to provide strategies for understanding what anxiety is, why we experience it and how to identify thoughts or situations that can cause us unwanted anxiety.

Confidence Building

6 weekly workshops, 1½ hours each

This course aims to increase your confidence and self-esteem by sharing and learning from others’ experiences in a supportive and comfortable atmosphere, helping you recognise and build on your strengths. The course has been co-written by people with living experience of mental illness to support you to be more confident.

Dealing with Panic Attacks

3 weeks, 1.5 hours each

Understand how panic attacks work and learn a range of short-term and long-term strategies to help manage them. The course includes physical relaxation exercises.

Living Life to the Full

8 weekly workshops, 1½ hours each

The Living Life to the Full course provides practical and user-friendly advice and techniques. The course includes how to understand why we feel the way we do and how to overcome unhelpful thoughts and behaviours that impact on our wellbeing. The course also aims to increase your confidence. You can find out more by visiting the ‘Living Life to the Full’ website:


Life Skills

Preparing to Volunteer

6 weeks, 2 hours each

This course covers the benefits of volunteering both personally and to the community and helps to identify relevant skills to find out what type of volunteer role would suit you. You will also find out how to get started with volunteering and how to get in touch with your local volunteering centre.

Work Preparation

6 weekly workshops, 1.5 hours each

Many people find that work can provide identity, friendship, a steady routine and a salary, helping them stay mentally healthy. This course covers essential skills for people considering employment, who don’t feel ready yet to apply for a position. The workshops will help you build confidence and motivation, search for and apply for jobs and help with the interview process.


Creative & Wellbeing

Healthy Living

6 weeks, 1.5 hours

Learn about how to be physically healthy and the benefits this will have on your mental health. You will be shown what a healthy diet is and how you can have one.

Netparks Digital Arts

12 weeks, 2 hours each

Create your own illustrated story whilst walking around Chalkwell Park. Making digital art is very relaxing and mindful - giving you an escape from your everyday stresses.

Writing for Wellbeing

4 weeks, 1.5 hours each

An opportunity to explore different writing techniques and enjoy some poetry.  You will also look at the therapeutic benefits of writing.

Mindful Walking

4 weeks, 1.5 hours each

Learn and practice mindfulness techniques in the tranquil surroundings of Belfairs Woods.




If you would like to enrol for a course at REACH please visit the enrolment page and complete for the form.

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