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Wellbeing - Managing Depression and Planning Activity

Course Title:

Wellbeing - Managing Depression and Planning Activity

Course Number:

CTKR A30029


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 1 (Mixed)


Alicia Vernon

Start Date:

22 November 2017

End Date:

20 December 2017

Session Time(s):

Wednesday between 12:30 and 15:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

 What will I be learning?

 Depression comes in many shapes and sizes. It does not discriminate and may be with any one of us in our lifetime as we face lives challenges.

 Planning and integrating a healthy regime to help stimulate endorphins may help to regulate and stave off the possibility of sinking lower and lower.

 You will learn how to use the tools that are provided during course work to record and evaluate and initiate your own sensitively and carefully planned programme, based on the insights that you gain from completing the activities set.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No, it doesn’t lead to a qualification but you will have informal assessments to monitor your progress.

What does the course involve?

The course is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) based programme. It will use measuring and monitoring tools to help you look at and evaluate your own behaviours.

  • You will work your way through a booklet provided by Derby Adult Learning (DALS). This programme is delivered by permission of Trent Psychological Services and enhanced by the knowledge of experienced DALS tutors, who have a specialism and lived experience of mental health and wellbeing.
  • Enrichment activities and learning will be provided to support the course objectives.   

Who is the course for?

The course is for anyone who wants to take time out to explore if they can make changes to their behaviours which will help improve their wellbeing.

What do I need to bring?

All materials are provided

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Feedback will be given, both verbally and by the evaluation of completed tasks & projects.  You will receive verbal feedback on the results of your practical exercises.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Towards the end of each session you will use a DerbyLearn forum to record what you have done in class and comment on how you think you got on.  Before the next session your tutor will reply with their feedback.  This is a very good method of recording your own progress, reflecting on the session and a great way to receive motivation from your tutor.

Can I have help in the class?

If you would like to enrol on this course but think you need help in the class you  support can be accessed through the Learning Partners Scheme. The scheme matches learners who need additional help with a volunteer to attend the class together. Volunteers can help with confidence, practical tasks such as cutting or measuring, reading and taking notes or communicating with the tutor and other learners.

If you would like more information about the scheme please contact Pat Ward on 642308

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

You can continue on to more of the Health and Wellbeing courses as shown in the brochure

You can also progress onto other courses in our mainstream programme

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

The tutors will help you to identify a progression rout that is right for you as we move towards the end of the course.

 Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve 
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement.  That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.


Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

We are open * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Monday & Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only)


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Telephone No:

01332 717930


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