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On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .

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Expressive Writing for Well-Being

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In this course, you will engage with open-ended strategies for your poetry and prose to produce pieces of work that are unique to you. A flexible approach to your writing will elicit pieces of work that avoid the constraints of one specific outcome. In this sense, we privilege the imagination and draw, for example, on the concept of sanctuary to both explore and create an imaginative world through figurative writing.

    Writing can have a huge positive effect on well-being. Our Expressive Writing for Well-Being course is perfect for learning the tools required to help independent or group writing support your physical and mental health.

    If your experiencing conditions such as;

    • Stress/anxiety/depression
    • Behaviour-related health issues
    • Bereavement or major life changes
    • Chronic pain or illness

    Then you could benefit from the experience of joining us!

    Feel free to get in touch for more information. If you are self-referring or are a referred patient/client, we have a variety of courses aimed to improve well-being, confidence, self-esteem and to help build creative and vocational skills.

    Ronnie McGrath is an established poet and writer with numerous publications to his name. He is a graduate of Manchester University’s MA in Novel Writing and as a former musician, he has toured Europe and performed for the Queen when he opened the Commonwealth Games in Canada. As well as being a former course director of Creative Writing at the University of the Arts, London, Ronnie is an associate Creative Writing lecturer at Bath Spa University and Imperial College London. In addition to teaching poetry, fiction, and memoir writing for publication, he has used creative writing as a therapeutic tool, delivering workshops in prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centres, and for pain and well-being participants in and around Gloucestershire.

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    Entry Requirements

    This course has no specific entry requirements and is suitable for all.

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    Additional Information

    This course is offered at our Stroud campus is in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is moments away from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.

    For more information about this course please email [email protected].

    Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. More information on if this course has a fee can be found in the Availability section below.  

    If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.

    For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.

    This course offers simpler and safer online enrolment requests, which means in a matter of minutes you can submit an enrolment request to us. However please be aware that upon submitting your enrolment form you are not guaranteed to be accepted. A number of our courses require assessments, qualification checks or simply a conversation with you before we can confirm your enrolment.

    Within 24 hours of enrolment submission you will receive an automated email notification with information on what happens next. Please add [email protected] to your safe sender list. Most email providers allow you to do this within settings/options. For full instructions simply use your chosen search engine to find instructions on how to make emails as safe.

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Course information last updated: Friday 31st March 2023 @ 8.02am (1 day ago)

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AvailabilityCourses start at various times throughout the year. If you can't see a suitable date, please contact our
Customer experience team 0800 0567 253.

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18th Apr 2023 - 27th Jun 2023
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