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Wellbeing - Boost Your Resilience - Creative Journals

Course Title:

Wellbeing - Boost Your Resilience - Creative Journals

Course Number:

CZNO A40934


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 1 (Mixed)


Jeni Smith

Start Date:

11 February 2021

End Date:

11 March 2021

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 18:30 and 20:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 14 learners.


NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

What will I be learning?

This course allows you to slow down and immerse yourself by experimenting with a mindful craft which has many benefits including:

  • Reducing anxiety and stress
  • Boosting your energy
  • Creating a sense of calm
  • Regulating emotions
  • Enhancing creativity
  • Boosting concentration
  • Encouraging connectedness
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Benefiting overall health and wellbeing

We will transform a plain notebook into a colourful journal using creative mark making, paperfolding, decoration with patterns and doodling techniques. We will look at your hobbies and your hopes for the future and how you are spending your time in lockdown.

Does the course lead to a qualification?


Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like to take part in a mindful craft in a safe, relaxed atmosphere whilst connecting with other creative people.

This course is part of the wellbeing programme so whether you are feeling well right now and want to maintain that or you are feeling like you want to be in that creative space but are not feeling great then you too are welcome.

What do I need?

  • Spectacles for close work
  • Notebook with plain pages is best
  • Coloured papers or magazine pages
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Glue stick
  • Felt tips, gel pens, biros, any colouring materials you have.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need: 

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?


How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

There is no formal exam, although there is continual evaluation throughout the course.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

You can arrange for your own support worker to come with you.

Progression within DALS

There are a host of creative classes in the main programme and well worth a look in our brochures. You can build your confidence with me in mindful crafts and then progress on to other classes which can be explored in the last sessions.

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Mindful Hand stitching
  • Creative diaries
  • Mindful doodling to improve your mental health awareness
  • CACHE AWARD in mental health awareness
  • CACHE AWARD in stress awareness

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:   meet  enjoy  learn  achieve .

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations. These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Distance Learning Course


Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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