Learning for Wellbeing

Please note: Due to altered working arrangements the Learning for Wellbeing team currently have limited phone cover. If you have an enquiry please email Learn2b@northamptonshire.gov.uk. If required you can email to arrange a call back but please keep in mind the higher volume of requests we're receiving at this time.

Wellbeing is defined as "the state of being comfortable, healthy or happy". It is what that means to you as an individual that’s important. All courses that are delivered by the Learning for Wellbeing team are designed to have wellbeing at the heart of everything we do.  

Learn2b have recently launched a suite of courses which are being delivered online, using Zoom. Zoom is a live video link to a 'virtual classroom', which is free to access via a computer or tablet.  Please check your data usage, contract and any charges if you join a session via your mobile phone.  All participants are expected to join with audio and camera switched on to protect the wellbeing, safety, security and confidentiality of our learners and staff.

You will be able to be in the room from your own home with the opportunity to learn something new or simply re-connect with familiar faces to share your experiences of the past few months, and any impact that has had on your mental health.

New courses are being added all the time. We would like to hear from you if there is something specific that you would like to see in the programme.  Please contact Learn2b@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Browse current Learning for Wellbeing courses

Learn2b

Just like physical health we all have mental health. For some of us though, there are times in our lives when things get ‘too much’ and we can lose the ability to focus due to feeling anxious or stressed. We may also experience feelings of isolation, guilt, irritability, panic and a general lack of interest in things we used to enjoy.

Learn2b offers a variety of courses to encourage self-help and build (or re-build) confidence which can help recovery from times of poor mental health. Learn2b offers the opportunity to have some vital ‘me time’ away from everyday life, particularly when things are getting on top of us.

Our tutors have been selected specifically because of their own experiences of mental ill health, they are qualified in their subject matter and passionate about the principles of Learn2b.

Browse our current L2b courses

Here4U

If you want to learn something new but you lack confidence of have barriers that prevent you from doing what you would to do then Here4U may be the perfect answer.

Research shows that learning new skills can improve your overall wellbeing by

  • Boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem
  • Helping you to build a sense of purpose
  • Helping you to connect with others

Here4U is a programme of learning which focuses on all of the above, giving opportunities to access free learning. We help break down some of the barriers that people may face in their lives – these could be financial, disability, transport, long term health conditions, or as a result of poor learning experience in the past.

You may be eligible for a free place on a Here4U course if you are 19 or over, live in Northamptonshire and can say ‘yes’ to one or more of the statements below:

  • You are in receipt of benefits or unemployed
  • You are socially isolated, feel lonely or have little or no support
  • You live with a long term health condition (physical or mental health, learning difficulty or learning disability)
  • You are registered disabled
  • You are a carer (registered or unregistered)
  • You are recently bereaved
  • You have low level qualifications in English or Maths
  • Your GP recommended a course to you
Browse our current H4U courses

Book a Learning for Wellbeing course

If you have been on a Learning for Wellbeing course before you can now book directly on to the course online. Browse our current courses using our website.

The first time you do this you will need to activate your account by setting a new password.

How to activate your account

New learners

Don't worry if you are new to Learning for Wellbeing. You can still book on to our courses. We just ask that you have a brief conversation with a member of the team to find the course that meets your needs. You can email us at Learn2b@northamptonshire.gov.uk or give us a call on 01604 368 023.

Learner support

If you are coping with a disability, learning difficulty, or mental health issue, and will require additional support to attend one of our courses, we encourage you to have a conversation with our dedicated learning support advisor. To arrange a call back please email alsreferrals@northamptonshire.gov.uk and we can discuss how best to support your attendance.