Do you suffer from mild to moderate depression, anxiety or sleep disorders? Did you know that around a quarter of British adults will experience a diagnosable mental health problem in any one year? Symptoms experienced can include feelings of hopelessness, guilt, irritability, panic, loss of self-confidence and a lack of interest in life. According to numerous research studies learning and education can have a positive effect on wellbeing.
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Learning to enjoy life more

Launched in September 2015 Smile:) MK is a project aimed at supporting people by providing access to various courses free of charge.  Courses are delivered by various providers across Milton Keynes and offer the space to focus on improving mental wellbeing in a low-stress, supportive environment.

Some courses are more practical such as arts and crafts while others focus in particular on improving personal relationships, confidence and recognising and overcoming stress triggers.  Courses are free and last for 1-10 weeks with sessions of either one and a half or two hours.

Our Summer classes are now available for enrolment!

Some of the courses we currently have on offer are:

Stress and Anxiety Management (PDF, 183KB)

Sleep and Dreams (PDF, 61KB)

Restart With Art (PDF, 113KB)

Meditation and Relaxation (PDF, 56KB)

Relaxation through Mindfulness (PDF, 126KB)

Art For Wellbeing (PDF, 112KB)

Finding Your Way Through Grief (PDF, 180KB)

Click on the course name for more information or download the current course booklet (PDF, 492KB).

To find out more about the project, and other courses on offer please contact the Adult Education team at Community Learning MK on 01908 556700 or email Jane Sharp.

You can enrol on these courses by coming in to the Rivers Centre in West Bletchley or by phone on 01908 556700. Online enrolment through the Council Apply For It page should be available next week.

Last Updated: 18 March 2019