New Courses

If you are a person with a disability and would like to look at further training or personal development courses please call in or drop us a line to have a chat with Catherine McCrory about the range of courses currently on offer through the BIG Lottery Reaching Communities Programme.

January 2014

Ipad Monday 13th January, 10.30am-12.30pm for 4 weeks.

This course is for beginners who want to learn the basics on how to use an ipad.

Basic Keyboard Skills Tuesday 14th January, 10.30am-12.30pm for 6 weeks.

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to brush up on their keyboard/typing skills and become more familiar with the various functions of the keyboard.

Protecting Your Computer Tuesday 21st January for 2 weeks. 

This short course is ideally suited for anyone who has questions about how they can protect their computer from viruses whilst online.

Money Management Wednesday 29th January 1.00pm-3.00pm for 4 weeks.

This course is facilitated by Women’s Resource & Development Agency and will help participants understand a range of money management techniques.

Watching TV & Listening To Radio Online Tuesday 4th February for 2 weeks.

Whether it’s watching a programme you missed or listening live to a radio station this course will help you understand how to search for and watch your favourite programmes via the internet.

Using GP Online Services Tuesday 18th February for 2 weeks.

This course is designed to help you make the most of your GP’s online services such as repeat prescriptions, cancellation of appointments or to find information regarding surgery times and clinics.

1-2-1 Appointments.

Contact us any time to explore your own individual support or training needs.  E-mail info@willowbankcommunity.org

Other courses we can offer

  • Buying & Selling Online/Shopping & Auctions
  • Watching TV & Listening to the Radio Online
  • Downloading Music
  • Saving information onto Memory Pens & Burning DVD’s
  • Using GP Online Services – Repeat Prescriptions etc
  • Making Free Telephone Calls Online
  • Getting Online
  • Staying Safe Online
  • Protecting your Computer
  • Finding Information Online
  • Applying for Jobs Online
  • Shopping Online
  • Using the Internet to Access the Library, Council Services and Cultural Activities
  • Keyboard Skills

Personal Development Courses

Money Management

This is a 4 week course with a shopping trip built in to help us take control of how we manage our own money.  Regardless of who we are, how much or how little money we have we all have to make difficult decisions around meeting the everyday costs of living, planning for a holiday or paying for Christmas this is ideal for everyone.

Cookery Skills

This 4 week course is designed for beginners as well as people who wish to share and try out new recipe ideas and links into the money management course enabling us to plan menus, shop for the ingredients as well as cook them.

Minding Me

This is a 6 week personal development programme that will help participants to raise Self Esteem, gain more confidence & control and Cope better with stress.  In the same way that some people like to work out, go for a walk or take a swim to keep physically fit this course is designed to help us take time out to keep our mind healthy & active.

Breast & Cervical Awareness

This is a 3 session programme offered to community groups to raise awareness of the importance of breast and cervical screening, by providing information that will encourage them to avail of the screening services on offer and help address any fears surrounding attending screening.  The sessions are fully interactive and fun yet still deliver a high impact message.

Bowel Awareness

This is a 1 session class which raises awareness of bowel cancer screening, the signs and symptoms to look out for and how to take the screening test.

These sessions were developed to tackle the low uptake of screening invitations by people living in some areas of Northern Ireland and evidence suggests participants are more likely to attend screening after participating in the programme.  The programme was designed in partnership with health professionals and is delivered by our Community Facilitators as experience suggests peer education is more effective in communities.

Have a Change of Heart

During these three sessions we will explore:

• How simple lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of heart disease & stroke

• How to read and understand food labels

• How to break habits and achieve your goals

 Living Life to the Full

We all experience times in our lives when we feel we could do with a little boost/injection of motivation.  Why not sign up for our 6 week course designed which focuses on our thinking and what we do as often when we are feeling low we tend to think and behave in unhelpful ways.  Making changes in these areas, however, can help improve how we feel and also reduce some of the physical symptoms of low mood or stress.

Course Support

Class sizes will be between 6-10 people per class and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis so if you are interested please get in touch to get your name down.

Support workers will be present at all courses to support individual learning.

Times and Dates for courses will be confirmed when we have the minimum number booked.

Transport can be provided for all classes but priority will be given to people who do not have alternative options for travel.

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