The Brighter Futures programme works in partnership with local health and community providers to support adults with mental health needs.

Participants, who come through partners such as Wellbeing Centres and Social Prescribing networks, attend courses such as Poetry for Wellbeing, Needle Felting and Art Journaling, to support them to grow their confidence, develop their emotional resilience and to increase their socialisation.  Participants can also self-refer themselves onto these courses.

For more information on this Autumns programme please click on the links below.

Courses in Winchester and online

Courses in Aldershot and online

Courses in Fareham and online

To register your interest for future courses please click here.

We have also been running a Poetry for Wellbeing Course in partnership with the South Downs National Park.  To view a film about this programme please click here.

These courses are part of the Hampshire County Council Adult Community Learning Programme, Hampshire Learns.

"I have gained a new confidence in my abilities and an increased empathy towards others. When in lockdown, it's hard to appreciate that everyone around you is going through the same mental health struggles. I grew a greater sense of understanding of my own mental health issues as well as empathising with others."

Participant feedback


"It helped me overcome my perfectionism, opening up another type of journaling to me to help with recording my mental health survival/recovery journey."

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