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Journaling for Wellbeing — Part-time

Course outline

Learn to journal and boost your mental health, social and psychological well-being.

This course will provide a supportive environment to explore how to get started writing or developing a journal. You will gain an awareness of how to manage self-expression. Capture information and events and use your thoughts and experiences to gain a deeper understanding of yourself. There will be opportunities to try different styles and creative techniques for journaling.

It is suitable for beginners and anyone who would like to develop their writing and creative skills through self-expression.

You will learn to:

  • Use free writing exercises to develop the art of journaling
  • Identify their purpose and motivation for journaling
  • Use journaling techniques to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences
  • Apply writing techniques to promote health and well-being
  • Consider how to implement safety when journaling
  • Explore problem-solving techniques for journaling

Students will achieve objectives by taking part in group activities, completing written activities, online quizzes and other interactive activities both during the session and by completing independent learning activities in their own time.

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    Level Entry Level
    Entry requirements

    You must be aged 19+ and have a good standard of English as you will be required to complete a short workbook with the help of your tutor.

    Teaching & assessment

    Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


    The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities for if you wish to further your learning in this subject area. Information will be made available about other course opportunities at Nottingham College

    You will have the opportunity to access external Careers Guidance to aid your next steps.

    Additional information

    You will need to bring a pen and paper/notebook for writing and journaling.

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