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You will find details of all our upcoming events and our news here.

New – ‘Friends of the WELLIES Project’ facebook page

New – ‘Friends of the WELLIES Project’ facebook page

Have you liked our new WELLIES venture? https://www.facebook.com/welliesproject ‘Friends of the WELLIES Project’ has been set up as a social enterprise arm to The WELLIES Project to create opportunities for learners to make and sell some of the fantastic things the...

Free WELLIES/Enable Traineeships available

Free WELLIES/Enable Traineeships available

Are you, or someone you know, unemployed and aged 16-24?Are you looking to learn a new skill?Are you resident in Staffordshire, Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire? Our new traineeships could be for you!! We are looking to offer a 70-hour work placement over 6 weeks in...

Virtual WELLIES is LIVE

Virtual WELLIES is LIVE

Tutors and WELLIES staff have been working hard behind the scenes for learning to carry on in a positive way. We have set up separate Facebook groups for each course. This will enable us to carry on with WELLIES in a new and innovative way. Each day in the separate...

Recent feedback

Recent feedback

A sample of the participant feedback following a 12 week Woodwork and a 6 week Floristry course, Autumn 2019: “Excellent course, learnt an array of new skills, met some fantastic people, improved my mental health and wellbeing tenfold. Loved every second I was here,...

January 2020 Courses

January 2020 Courses

See what great things are planned for WELLIES in the New Year. January to March courses are all listed on the flyer and referrals are now being taken. Looks like it's going to be another busy year!

Keep in Touch Days

Keep in Touch Days

Dates and details for your diary. Keep in Touch Days for people who no longer attend WELLIES but would like to keep in touch

Christmas Floristry Workshops

Christmas Floristry Workshops

The ever popular festive floristry workshops are back for that fab,fun, friendly event where Julie teaches us to make a door swag that will proudly adorn any house for the whole Christmas period. You will amaze yourself at what you can create whilst enjoying mulled...

Autumn 2019 Programme

Autumn 2019 Programme

A great selection of courses and activities planned at WELLIES for the coming months. See this latest poster for all the information

What does WELLIES mean to me?

What does WELLIES mean to me?

As we come to the end of another term at WELLIES we asked this question to our participants and the answers we got were amazing. As Julie White says "It makes it all worthwhile". Below are just a few of the ways people described WELLIES: A place of comfort and safety;...

OPEN AFTERNOON

OPEN AFTERNOON

At WELLIES HQ, Chapel on the Hill, on 19th July 2019 from 1pm to 4pm. All welcome to come and see what we do and the beautiful setting we do it in. Light refreshments and stalls selling WELLIES' wares available

Ceramic Course May 2019

Ceramic Course May 2019

In May this year, WELLIES participants enjoyed a Ceramics Course. Watch this video to see what they made and what they enjoyed about the course. https://vimeo.com/341316865

Help us Build a Therapeutic Garden

Help us Build a Therapeutic Garden

We have just launched a CrowdFunder campaign to improve the outdoor space at WELLIES and need your help! The Project plan is to approach a landscape/garden designer and task them with creating a tranquil yet useable area that will be suitable for practical activities...

Summer Term Programme

Summer Term Programme

There is a fantastic summer of events, new courses and activities planned at WELLIES

Keep In Touch Days – New for 2019

Keep In Touch Days – New for 2019

Have you been to WELLIES in the past and would like to catch up again? The 1st Friday of the month is the new 'Keep In Touch Days'.

Calke Abbey Visit

Calke Abbey Visit

In March, WELLIES groups visited Calke Abbey for lambing and to visit the walled garden.