Live Well Wakefield
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Self-management Courses & Workshops

Working according to current Covid-19 Government restrictions, all of our groups are currently taking place online using Microsoft Teams.  For more information about how to use Teams, please click here.

General Self-Management

Our general self-management course runs over 6 weeks and is for anyone who has a long-term health condition of any kind, whether it be a physical or mental health condition. This course is also suitable for those who are caring for someone with a long-term health condition, to offer support for the carer’s health and wellbeing. There are a wide range of topics covered, which include:

  • Managing symptoms like pain and fatigue to improve how you feel
  • Setting weekly realistic goals using Action Plans
  • Relaxation and distraction techniques
  • Managing the difficult emotions that almost everyone experiences when living with a long-term health condition


New Beginnings for Mental Health

This free course runs over 7 weekly sessions of 2.5 hrs and can help support anyone over 18 who is living with depression/anxiety which is challenging their mental health.

The course includes:

  • Tools to address many of the common symptoms experienced when living with a mental health challenge
  • Advice around healthy eating in relation to mood
  • Techniques around relaxation and managing anxiety
  • Tools to manage depression and improve our communication skills with our healthcare teams.

Our courses are free and are provided by your local NHS. They are run by volunteers and staff who have mental health challenges just like you.  It doesn’t interfere with any treatment you are currently receiving as it complements other healthcare programmes.

Self-Management of Long-Covid

This course runs for 12 short sessions over 6 weeks. The focus is on supporting those living with Post-Covid symptoms to improve and maintain their health and wellbeing.

Topics include:

  • Dealing with difficult emotions likes stress and anxiety
  • Managing fatigue and improving sleep
  • Building confidence by setting weekly achievable goals
  • Problem-solving tools to find solutions when we can't complete our goals
  • Decision-making and communication skills

Each session lasts for 1.25 hours with a scheduled break to help people manage their levels of fatigue and there are 2 sessions every week on consecutive days.


We offer a variety of self-management workshops which include; Feeling Positive, Busting Stress, and Coping with Life using Relaxation amongst others. Each workshop runs for 1 to 2 hours and are currently taking place online. 


To find out more about our courses and workshops, or to register a place, please contact Live Well Wakefield on 01924 255363

You can also find out more by emailing Paul at


Course Dates for 2021/2022

This list will be updated as more dates are confirmed.

General Self-Management Courses (Start dates)

Monday 10th May 2021, 10:30-13:00

Monday 13th September 2021, 13:00-15:30

Monday 24th January 2022, 13:00-15:30


New Beginnings Courses (Start dates)

Thursday 15th April 2021, 10:30-13:00

Monday 8th February 2022, 13:00-15:30


Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Courses (Start dates)

Monday 1st November 2021, 10:30-13:00


Self-Management of Long Covid (start dates)

Tuesday 27 July 2021,  10:30 -11:45

Wednedsay 15th September 2021,  15:00 -16:15

Thursday 28 October 2021,  13:00 -14:15


Workshop Dates for 2021/22

Boosting Self Confidence

Tuesday 29th June 2021, 11:00-12:30

Monday 9th August 2021, 11:00-12:30

Tuesday 21st September 2021, 11:00-12:30

Monday 14th February 2022, 11:00-12:30


Feeling Positive Busting Stress

Friday 11th June 2021, 11:00-12:30

Wednesday 7th July 2021, 14:00-15:30

Tuesday 14th September 2021, 11:00-12:30

Monday 18th October 2021, 11:00-12:30

Friday 18th March 2022, 11:00-12:30


Coping with Life through Relaxation

Monday 23th August 2021, 11:00-12:30

Friday 7th December 2021, 14:00-15:30

Monday 7th March 2022, 11:00-12:30


Coping with Pain

Monday 5th July 2021 (Part 1) 12th July 2021 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Thursday 8th July 2021 (Part 1) 15th July 2021 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 27th July 2021 (Part 1) 3rd August 2021 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Friday 12th November 2021 (Part 1) 19th November 2021 (Part 2) 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Friday 21st January 2022 (Part 1) 28th January 2022 (Part 2) 14:00-15:00 both sessions


Managing Breathlessness with Long-Covid (Parts 1 & 2)

Monday 26th July and 02 August 2021,  11:00 - 12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 10th August and 17 August 2021,  14:00 -15:00 both sessions

Tuesday 21st September and 28 September 2021,  14:00 -15:00 both sessions 

Wednesday 6th October and 13 October 2021, 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 12th October and 19 October 2021, 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Tuesday 2nd November and 9 November 2021, 14:00-15:00 both sessions

Wednesday 3rd November and 10 November 2021, 11:00-12:00 both sessions



Managing Fatigue with Long-Covid (Parts 1 & 2)

Wednesday 4th August and 11 August 2021, 14:00 -15:00 both sessions

Thursday 12th August and 19 August 2021,  11:00 -12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 31st August and Wednesday 8 September 2021,  14:00 -15:00 both sessions

Wednesday 15th September and 22 September 2021, 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Thursday 23rd September and 30 September 2021, 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Wednesday 20th October and 27 October 2021, 11:00-12:00 both sessions

Tuesday 16 November and 23 November 2021, 14:00-15:00 both sessions








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