An insight into our Resilience, Self-Care & Assertiveness course

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BeWell@StepOne course spotlight:
Resilience, Self-Care & Assertiveness

We understand that people can be nervous about joining online groups and discussing mental health issues. So, we’ve put together a course spotlight to make things a little easier when you’re deciding which of our courses will be best for you.

What is resilience, self-care and assertiveness?

Resilience is the ability to cope with the challenges, problems and set-backs we face in life, and to become stronger because of them. It relies on different skills and draws on various sources of help, including rational thinking skills, and a persons relationship with those around them and themselves.

Self-care and being mentally healthy should be important to each and every one of us. Although there are many professional support strategies available, self-care can make a huge difference in helping someone manage and improve their mental health. Self-care advice can include: Being active, getting enough sleep, eating healthy, relaxing, de-stressing, avoiding drugs and alcohol and making time for yourself.

Being assertive means being honest about your feelings – in a way that’s respectful to others. Being assertive can help you express your feelings, speak assertively and can help manage conflict with others. It can build your self-confidence and improve relationships in every area. A lack of assertiveness may contribute to depression and anxiety.

About BeWell@StepOne’s Resilience, Self-care & Assertiveness course

Our Resilience, Self-care & Assertiveness 4-week course looks at the ways you can become more resilient, helping you to recognise the strengths that you already have so that you can take better care of yourself.

This course will cover:

  • An overview of resilience, self-care and assertiveness and why these are important
  • Steps to becoming more resilient
  • Building resilient capabilities and skills
  • Building resilient self-care practices
  • Building resilient values

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at those who find it difficult to say ‘no’ and those who struggle to care for themselves whilst caring for others at the same time.

What is the key takeaway from this course?

It’s okay to put yourself first before others at times when you need it most.

What our participants say

“Really helpful course- good to reflect and hopefully will give me the tools to make some positive changes. Course tutor, Dominic, was very inclusive, kind, knowledgeable and made participation easy – he has a way of making talking in the sessions less scary!”

What else does BeWell@StepOne offer?

BeWell@StepOne is a mental health and wellbeing support service offered by Step One Charity, available via self-referral. The aim of this service is to help people across Devon manage their own mental health and support others in their communities.

We provide group-based support to as many people as possible across the county through our online workshops, in-person courses, support groups, activities and learning opportunities.

All of our sessions are free and run by professional, qualified, and supportive wellbeing practitioners with lived experience of mental health conditions.

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