The course, which is being provided by Norfolk County Council Adult Education Services, is aimed at people who support others in a voluntary capacity, whether that be through an organisation or in their personal lives as a carer for a loved one. Jane Crockett, a regular visitor to Star Throwers, attended the course last Saturday and has kindly written her thoughts of her experience:
On Saturday 28 April I attended the first session of a two part course at Star Throwers, entitled 'Five Ways to Well Being'. The group was a lively mix of volunteers, patients, their partners, and staff and the course was aimed at people who support others in a voluntary capacity.
Rosa, the tutor, talked us through the Five Ways to Wellbeing - Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give which are all designed to help us lead a positive and healthy life, both mentally and physically, whatever our circumstances. The discussions were thought-provoking and we left feeling determined to spread the word and to build some, if not all, of the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into our own lives!
I met several new people and learnt quite a lot about them in a very short space of time. There was a very positive and friendly atmosphere and the morning passed all too quickly. I am looking forward to part two on Saturday 5 May.
If you would like to attend the second part of this fascinating course (there will be a summary of the first session at the beginning), please contact Star Throwers on firstname.lastname@example.org.