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Learning and volunteering

Keep on learning

Why not sign up for a cooking course, start learning to play a musical instrument, or figure out how to fix your bike?

Many of us think of learning as something you do in childhood, but learning new skills can give you a sense of achievement and a new confidence. 

Search the directory or give us a call for more ideas on wellbeing opportunities in your local area.  We can offer a helping hand to make that first step.

You can also search for local courses at the West Sussex Adult and Community Learning Service.

Help others

Most people would agree that giving to others is good in itself.  But it can also improve your mental wellbeing.

Small acts of kindness towards other people, or larger ones – such as volunteering in your local community – can give you a sense of purpose and make you feel happier and more satisfied about life.

Helping others can take many forms:

  • Phone or visit a relative or friend who needs support or company.
  • Offer to help someone you know with DIY or a colleague with a work project.
  • Sign up to a mentoring project, in which you give time and support to someone who will benefit from it.
  • Volunteer in your local community.  That might mean helping out at a community centre, neighbourhood group, local charity, school, hospital or care home. 

Find out more about how to volunteer and the opportunities near you:



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