Live Well Wakefield
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Self-management Courses & Workshops

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


We will be offering a choice of either face-to-face courses in a community venue,  or on-line courses, which can be accessed from home. At present, all short workshops will continue online. For further information and to see what's available, please continue to browse this page. Thank you.


General Self-Management

Our general self-management course runs over 6 weeks, with an additional introductory session for everyone, the week before the main course begins. This course is designed for anyone who has a long-term health condition of any kind, whether it be a physical or mental health condition. It is also valuable for those who are caring for someone with a long-term health condition, as it can also offer support for the carer’s own 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
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • 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 weeks with one session each week of 2.5 hrs and can help support anyone over 18 who is living with depression/anxiety which is challenging their mental health. There is also a short introductory session for everyone before the full course begins, the following week.

The course includes:

  • Tools to address many of the common symptoms experienced when living with mental health challenges
  • Advice around healthy eating in relation to mood
  • Techniques around relaxation and managing anxiety symptoms
  • 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.


Cancer- Thriving and Surviving

Are you living with or beyond a diagnosis of cancer? If you're struggling to manage the impact cancer is having, or has had, on your life, then our 6-week self-management course may help. The course is also valuable for anyone who is caring for a loved one, relative or close friend who is living with cancer. The focus is on sharing supportive tools and techniques together with others affected by cancer to learn effective ways to deal with some of the common issues and difficulties people experience.

Topics include:

  • Managing changes to your body
  • Living with uncertainty
  • Dealing with difficult emotions
  • Relationships with others
  • Planning small, achievable goals
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Making decisions about treatments

Each session lasts for 2.5 hours with a scheduled break in the middle. There are 6 weekly sessions plus a short introductory session, for on-line courses only, the week beforehand. The course is led by staff and volunteers who have lived experience of the impact of a cancer diagnosis in their lives.



We offer a variety of self-management workshops which include; Coping with Chronic Pain, 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. The dates and times of all our workshops can be found below.

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 2023/2024

UPDATE! We are pleased to offer  face-to-face self management courses that will take place at a community venue:

New Beginnings - 7 weeks

Tuesday 16 May - 27 June 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM. Venue: Airedale Library & Learning Centre, The Square, Airedale, Castleford WF10 3JJ THIS COURSE IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving - 6 weeks

Friday 18 August - 22 September 2023, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: West Wakefield Methodist Church, Thornes Road, Wakefield WF2 8UR


Online Courses and Workshops

General Self-Management Courses - 6 weeks

Thursday 27 April - 1 June 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Monday 17 July - 21 August 2023, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


New Beginnings Courses - 7 weeks 

Thursday 10 August - 21 September 2023, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM


Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Courses - 6 weeks 

Wednesday 5 April - 10 May 2023, 10:30 AM -1:00 PM


On-Line Workshop Dates for 2023/24

IMPORTANT UPDATE....New dates added!


Boosting Self Confidence

Friday 21 July 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday 15 August 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Monday 4 September 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 28 September 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Feeling Positive, Busting Stress

Thursday 15 June 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Tuesday 18 July 2023, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday 26 July 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 31 August 2023, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Thursday 21 September 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


Coping with Life through Relaxation

Tuesday  14 March  2023, 11:30 AM -1:00 PM

Tuesday 18 April 2023, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday 13 June 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Coping with Pain 

Wednesday 19 July 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Thursday 3 August 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuesday 22 August 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 20 September 2023, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM


Managing Fatigue with Health Conditions

Tuesday 20 June 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Friday 30 June 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 27 July 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Thursday 10 August 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 12 September 2023, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monday 25 September 2023, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday 26 September 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Fatigue with health conditions

Further dates will be added throughout the year

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