ACL Mental Health and Wellbeing training and support

ACL run a wide range of Mental Health and Wellbeing sessions as part of their Mental Health Recovery programme but also offer qualifications and skills for employment. The enclosed brochure is regularly refreshed and revised, so please also refer to the website

Mental Health Recovery Programme – 2 week courses on offer this term:

  • Goal Setting For Wellbeing
  • Introduction To Mental Health
  • Introduction To Building Resilience
  • Managing Anxiety
  • Managing Change In Life And Work
  • Managing Sleep For Wellbeing
  • Managing Overwhelm
  • Mental Health In A Man’s World
  • Mental Health In Menopause
  • Self-Care For Carers
  • Step Towards Self-Confidence
  • Stress Awareness

6 week courses on offer this term:

  • Decluttering for Wellbeing – coming soon
  • Self-Care For Resilience
  • Reducing Anxiety And Staying Healthy
  • Positive Thinking For Stress Reduction

Other courses:

  • Building Self Confidence
  • Managing Overwhelm
  • Social Prescribing – coming soon
  • Accountancy and Beauty Therapy (you can apply for a £150 voucher towards this training)

Combating Loneliness – ACL Essex free courses

Let’s raise awareness of in the impact of loneliness and the importance of creating supportive communities by having conversations with family, friends and colleagues about loneliness.  It’s a natural human emotion – we are all hardwired to need social interaction and by talking about it, we can support ourselves and others.

ACL Essex offer a range of courses about community support:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Community Support
  • Digital skills to help communication online

For more information please contact   ACL:  Improving lives through learning


Charlie Waller Foundation – essential resources

Both the human cost of mental ill health, and its impacts on business productivity, are immense. Understanding and supporting mental health in the workplace is one of the most critical challenges for managers today. These resources offer practical advice and relevant information on creating and maintaining a mentally healthy workplace, using clinical evidence from the Charlie Waller Trust and trusted sites. External links will open in a new tab.

They offer a fantastic range of resources and podcasts of a range of subjects including: support to parents and carers, training for schools and universities and workplaces.

Webinars and podcasts coming up:

Heading to university this month, or know someone who is?  Check out Episode 1 of Stigma to Strength.  Hosts, Eliza and Kyanne talk about the stigma surrounding Freshers’ week, including drinking, the pressure to be social and budgeting!  With voice notes from some student ambassadors, this episode is filled with real-life stories, expert advice, and practical tips.