Project 240 is continuously improving the services it provides. We are interested in new initiatives that will improve the quality of life of the vulnerable and excluded. We will continue to operate our core range of activities and where possible, add improvements. In 2013 we have begun to develop a new concept: the Wellbeing College. This will deliver a series of user friendly workshops focusing on the fundamental aspects of 'wellbeing'; from basics such as physical self care, nutrition, diet and exercise through to Mindfulness and other quality of life improving practices such as caring for others and building motivation. These workshops are being designed using the latest research on practical ways of enhancing wellbeing in peoples lives. Wellbeing College workshops focus on the means of creating deep seated, long-term improvements in physical health, positive mental models, motivation, and relationship building. Goals include reducing stress and isolation, increasing social life and connection, increasing a sense of meaning and connection, and learning to let go of frustrations.
Courses being discussed included
Some of us make people laugh, some are good at maths, others cook fantastic meals. Some of us share our lifestyle with the people who live close to us, others live very differently. We’re all different.
Experts believe exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good. Regular exercise can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better. Exercise also keeps the brain and your other vital organs healthy.
We often drink alcohol to change our mood. Some people drink to deal with fear or loneliness, but the effect is only temporary.
None of us are superhuman. We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things go wrong. If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
What do you love doing? What activities can you lose yourself in? What did you love doing in the past? Enjoying yourself helps beat stress. Doing an activity you enjoy probably means you’re good at it and achieving something boosts your self-esteem.
Caring for others is often an important part of keeping up relationships with people close to you. It can even bring you closer together.