ACTivate your life

This free course is designed to help you improve your mental health and wellbeing. Feeling worried or anxious can have a big impact on your health and for some people life can be particularly difficult.

The course can help you to take greater control of your actions, so that day-to-day life becomes less distressing and more enjoyable. You will learn practical and effective ways of dealing with thoughts and feelings that may be causing distress.

The course has been developed for you by Dr Neil Frude and will help you find out what is really important to you and give you the skills to be able to live your life with more confidence and a greater sense of purpose.

Start the course by clicking on the ACT 1 video below. There are four videos each lasting around 40 minutes. You can pause at any time and come back to them if you need to take a break. We recommend having a few days between each video so that you can practice the learning. For each of the videos there is a guide you can download, print or take notes on, and also some audio exercises that you can listen to.


You Are Not Your Mind

Learn about how your Mind works – and how it often works against you. But by taking more control, you can stop your Mind spoiling things for you.

Click here for BSL version 'How your mind works'.


Facing Up To Life

We often make great efforts to avoid or change things that can’t be changed, and this can make things worse for us. It’s often better to use Acceptance.

Click here for BSL version 'Accept what you cannot change'


Being Mindful

Mindfulness enables us to focus more on the present – and the benefits of this are extremely powerful. Learn how to practice the art of ‘just noticing’.

Practice your skills with Audio Exercises:

  1. Floating Leaves on a Moving Stream
  2. Simple Brief Body Focus
  3. Mindful Breathing Space
  4. Full Body Scan

Click here for BSL version 'Mindfulness'


Living Wisely, Living Well

What matters to you? What do you really care about?
Discover how acting in tune with your values can be the very best way for you to have a better life.

Click here for BSL version 'Your values'

We hope that you have found this course useful. For further help with mental health – anxiety, stress, depression or anything else please speak to your GP or book a Wellbeing Advice Appointment with the USW Wellbeing Service