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We offer a variety of courses, ranging from half-day sessions to learning experiences of two hours spread over eight weeks. From information sessions that enhance knowledge to opportunities to share and reflect on personal experiences of mental health, we hope we have a course to interest or inspire you.

As part of the college experience, we will be adding graduation events to our calendar. These events will allow us to come together and celebrate students’ achievements.

  • 18 September 2019

    Recognising and Understanding Loss

    Loss is a universal theme in human life.  It can be incredibly painful and challenging for individuals, families and communities. 

    This course seeks to help students understand different types of loss.  We will look at  theories of grief and explore the possibility of post-loss growth.

    The course is delivered  over two sessions and students are encouraged to attend both sessions to complete the course.

    Please note, although this course is open to students who  have experienced loss, the course does not offer direct support to someone living with  loss and is not a  therapeutic intervention.  The course provides a theoretical overview of  loss and is designed to be  educational.

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Isla MacLeod and Kirsty Bremner

    • 1pm - 3:30pm

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  • 4 October 2019

    Introduction to Yoga for Wellbeing

    Designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime.

    What can I expect from a Dru Yoga class?

    A typical Dru Yoga lesson involves the following:

    1. A short, fun activation and stretches to warm and prepare the body for the sequences or postures.

    2. An Energy Block Release (EBR) usually follows.  EBRs are easy and pleasant to do and, when performed correctly, they can dissolve emotional, mental and physical energy blockages.

    3. Flowing postures and/or sequences.  Each posture and sequence has specific therapeutic benefits for the body and mind.

    4. Breath awareness and control to relax the body and mind.

    5. Relaxation.  To nicely round off the class, there is 10-15 minutes of relaxation that allows you real time to release pent-up tensions, giving your body a chance to balance and repair itself.


    Regular practice of Dru Yoga can help improve your health and fitness by giving you the tools to deal with the stresses of modern day living.

    • Galashiels Library

      1A Lawyers Brae, Galashiels, TD1 3JQ

    • Annette Murray and Charlotte Jones

    • 10:30am - 12noon

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  • 17 October 2019

    Walking Naturally

    Going for a walk can do amazing things for your mental wellbeing. It can improve self-esteem, boost our mood and help us sleep better.

    Evidence suggests walking also lowers stress and anxiety and helps combat fatigue. Spending time in nature has been proven to have similar positive effects on our health and happiness.

    We invite you to discover the benefits of simply walking and spending time in nature.

    Join us for an Autumnal stroll around the Gala Policies and feel the benefits of “walking naturally” for yourself.  The walk will include a few stops and simple activities to help deepen your appreciation of the natural surroundings and explore how developing a connection with nature can help positive wellbeing.

    The activity will last approximately 1.5 to 2 hours, then we invite you to join us back at the Wellbeing College hub for a cuppa, cake and a chat.

    Please wear appropriate footwear and clothes suitable for the weather. The paths around the Gala Policies consist of uneven surfaces with gentle slopes and some short, steeper sections and steps. Please contact us if you would like more information about access.

    Please be aware we may have to cancel the walk in light of bad weather.

    • Gala Policies

      Meet at the Focus Centre, Livingstone Place, Galasiels, TD1 1DQ

    • Annette Murray and Marc Bremner

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 22 October 2019

    Recognising and Responding to Stress

    Do you feel flat, tense and anxious?  Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the smallest task? Have you noticed your sleep being affected by worry?  Have you been thinking that you can’t cope?


    If this sounds like your experience, then learning how to recognize and respond to stress could be of benefit.


    This six week course offers sessions lasting two hours, where you will gain insight into why people experience stress and the impact stress can have on day-to-day life.


    This course will provide a space for you to explore and understand your experience and offer exercises and activities designed to help you discover new ways of responding to and ultimately reducing feelings of stress.

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Johanna Stock and Jo Highet

    • 5:30pm - 7:30pm

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  • 23 October 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem (Hawick)

    This four week course provides a space for students to consider the concepts of confidence and self-esteem. 

    Sessions will focus on the importance of good self-care, valuing oneself and steps we can take to feel more confident.

    Students will also explore positive communication and think about how to set healthy boundaries.

    • Room F002, Borders College

      Buccleuch Road, Hawick, TD9 0EH

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 11am - 1pm

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  • 24 October 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem (Peebles)

    This four week course provides a space for students to consider the concepts of confidence and self-esteem.


    Sessions will focus on the importance of good self-care, valuing oneself and steps we can take to feel more confident.


    Students will also explore positive communication and think about how to set healthy boundaries.

    • Room 1, Community Centre

      Walkershaugh, Peebles, EH44 8AU

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 10am - 12noon

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