Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Keep learning Embrace new experiences, see opportunities, surprise yourself Opportunities to keep learning in Islington. Upcoming course and events... Would you like to read more? Islington Libraries is giving people the chance to take part in Reading Ahead where you can pick six books, articles or websites to read and rate in a diary they provide by July. Everyone who completes the scheme will be invited to an award ceremony with the Mayor of Islington. Pop into your local library to pick up a registration form and take part. The Recovery College has lots of courses this year which are focused on improving wellbeing, helping you understand and recover from a mental health condition like anxiety and depression. They also have interesting courses on topics like food and mood through to helping you get a good night's sleep. Whittington Health provides a range of free self-management courses which are perfect for people who have long term health conditions and would like support and tips about how to feel better, reduce pain and feel more in control. Would you like to be in work but not sure where to start? Help on Your Doorstep is now offering support with iWorks to help you set and achieve goals and find work. Adult Community Learning www.adultlearning.islington.gov.uk Every year Islington Council offers many free adult and community learning courses in their welcoming community venues around Islington. Bags of Taste www.bagsoftaste.org Those on low incomes or anyone looking to learn new culinary skills – easy and healthy recipes to cook real food, from scratch, for less than £1.00 a head. Go to their website for courses and venues. CANDI - City and Islington College www.candi.ac.uk The college has five diverse centres in North London that make up one college. What ever your specific study requirements, experience or ambitions they will have a course that suits your needs. The Parent House 55 Calshot Street, London N1 9AS theparenthouse.co.uk Offers free courses and projects which are designed to be as practical as possible for parents with a teaching approach that prepares parents to put their new skills into action. A crèche is available to all learners and classes are small enough for every parent to be treated as an individual. If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us. Health and wellbeing update service If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us. If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.