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BeWell@StepOne: Resilience, Self-care and Assertiveness 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 Resilience, Self-care and Assertiveness Course which starts 1st of December from 9.00 am to 11.00 am.

Resilience is the ability to cope with the challenges, problems and set-backs we face in life, and to become stronger because of them. It relies on different skills and draws on various sources of help, including rational thinking skills, and an individual’s relationship with those around them and themselves.

Self-care is and being mentally healthy should be important to each and every one of us. Although there are many professional support strategies available, self-care can make a huge difference in helping someone manage and improve their mental health. Self-care advice can include: Being active, getting enough sleep, eating healthy, relaxing, de-stressing, avoiding drugs and alcohol and making time for yourself.

Being assertive means being honest about your feelings – in a way that’s respectful to others. Being assertive can help you express your feelings, speak assertively and can help manage conflict with others. It can build your self-confidence and improve relationships in every area.  A lack of assertiveness may contribute to depression and anxiety.

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

Resilience, Self-care and Assertiveness is a 4-week course which will look at the ways you can become more resilient and help you to recognise the strengths that you already have so that you can take better care of yourself.

This course will cover:

  • An overview of resilience, self-care and assertiveness and why these are important
  • Steps to becoming more resilient
  • Building resilient capabilities and skills
  • Building resilient self-care practices
  • Building resilient values

This course is aimed at those who find it difficult to say ‘No’ and those who struggle to care for themselves whilst caring for others at the same time.

Key takeaway from this course: It’s okay to put yourself first before others at times when you need it most.

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

Here are some comments from our people who have previously attended our BeWell@StepOne courses:

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

‘’The group I was with were great! We all gelled and participated. We all had different reasons for being on the course and it worked well – we were all sensitive to each other’s needs.’’

‘’Good resources and presentation. Activities were interesting.’’

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