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Self-management Programmes & Workshops

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We offer a choice of either face-to-face programmes in a community venue,  or online programmes, which can be accessed from home. All our short workshops are delivered 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 programme runs over 6 weeks. This programme 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 programme 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.

The programme 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 programmes 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 programme may help. The programme 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

There are 6 weekly sessions, with each session lasting for 2.5 hours with a scheduled break in the middle. The programme is led by staff and volunteers who have lived experience of the impact of a cancer diagnosis in their lives.      All Programmes Flyer


We offer a variety of self-management workshops which include; Coping with Chronic Pain and Feeling Positive, Busting Stress, amongst others. Each workshop runs for 1 hour and are currently taking place online. The dates and times of all our workshops can be found below.

To find out more about our programmes 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        All Workshops Flyer

Face to Face Programme Dates for 2023/2024

We are pleased to offer the following face-to-face self management programmes that will take place at a community venue:

Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Programmes - 6 weeks

Monday 8 January - 19 February 2024, 10:30 - 1:00 PM. Venue: Pontefract Library, 28 - 32 Market Place, Pontefract WF8 1BD

General Self Management Programmes - 6 weeks

Wednesday 11 October - 15 November 2023, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: Airedale Library and Learning Centre, Castleford WF10 3JJ

New Beginnings for Mental Health Programmes-7 weeks; delivered in partnership with Wakefield Recovery College. Places limited so please book early 

Friday 9 February - 22 March 2024, 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Venue: Pontefract Library, Shoemarket, Pontefract WF8 1BD


Online Programme Dates for 2023/24

General Self-Management Programmes - 6 weeks

Thursday 11 January - 15 February 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


New Beginnings Programmes - 7 weeks 

Wednesday 10 January - 21 February 2024, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Cancer: Thriving and Surviving Programmes - 6 weeks 

Tuesday 17 October - 21 November 2023, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Online Workshop Dates for 2023/24

IMPORTANT UPDATE....New dates added!


Boosting Self Confidence

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday 8 February 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Feeling Positive, Busting Stress

Wednesday 6 December 2023, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Friday 19 January 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thursday 21 March 2024, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Coping with Pain 

Tuesday 9 January 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Monday 19 February 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Managing Fatigue with Health Conditions

Friday 5 January 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tuesday 20 February 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Monday 25 March 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


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Further dates will be added throughout the year

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