Research has shown that learning new things can seriously improve how we feel.

This doesn’t have to be enrolling in a degree course – simple new skills can give us a boost.

Challenge your mind or learn a new skillJoin the Five Ways Challenge today to receive tips, ideas and inspiration to broaden your horizons.

Join BCP Council Arts Programme Manager Anna Shiels for an online Creative Wellbeing session every Tuesday at 3pm. These facilitated sessions are based on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing and are suitable for anyone whatever their previous art experience. Sessions are ideal for anyone who is struggling with anxiety or low mood in this difficult time. No previous art experience or specialist materials needed – expect to use bits and pieces from around your home. The only things you’ll need are:

  • A piece of paper and a pencil (a biro and the back of an envelope will do if that’s all you have)
  • Other art materials are optional
  • A computer or iPad (or you can use a mobile phone with internet access) to download Zoom (please do not download Zoom onto a work PC/laptop)

To find out more and receive an invitation, please email:

Join this gentle introductory course suitable for all levels of experience (no special materials required).  Nature, Art and the 5 Ways to Wellbeing is all about learning online, then getting outdoors and getting creative!

Find out more and book your place by emailing

Discover your next great read, get free books to read and review before anyone else, enter competitions to meet authors and take part in great giveaways! Check this reading group website out and click on the link to find your local group.

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