BeWell@StepOne: H.O.P.E Course Spotlight

We understand that people can be nervous about joining online groups and discussing mental health issues. So, we've put together a course spotlight to make things a little easier when you're deciding which of our courses will be best for you. Here is a more information about our H.O.P.E online course, which starts 8th November from 6:30pm to 8:00pm OR 16th November from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Can you tell us a bit about this course, who it’s aimed at and what it aims to achieve?

The H.O.P.E course, developed by Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust, is a 6-week online course aimed to help people manage better with long-term health conditions. This course will help you in focusing on yourself as a person rather than a long-term condition. It helps you in discovering new strengths and rediscovering old ones in order to maintain your wellness. It attempts to increase your self-esteem confidence and resilience, as well as helping you manage with your condition more emotionally, mentally, and practically.

Over the six weeks of this course, you will work with trained facilitators to build your confidence and learn ways to help you better manage your long-term condition by:

  • Being capable of offering support and share your experiences with others in order to feel less alone.
  • Feel at ease and confident in your ability to recognise and develop your own potential for happiness.
  • Increase your ability to handle stressful situations.
  • Discover new relaxation techniques.
  • Improve your self-management and overall quality of life by applying the techniques you learned in the course.

This course is aimed specifically for people who feel overwhelmed with their health issues or who are not so good at self-management. If you wish to bring along a friend, family member, or a carer for support, please do.

Key takeaway from this course: Your long-term health condition does not define who you are.

What has been your experience of attending a BeWell@StepOne online course?

Here are some comments from other BeWell@StepOne course and workshop participants:

''Very helpful, and nice to see other people have similar struggles as I don't know of many people who have similar struggles. It was also nice that it didn't feel rushed.''

''Amazing! Learnt quite a bit. Can't wait to learn more!''

''Really enjoyed the course - good content - good discussions.''

''Useful information and good to talk with others about their experiences and coping strategies.''


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