People can find out how learning can improve their health and wellbeing at a special event being organised by Wolverhampton's Adult Education Service.

It offers a series of courses under the Activities 4 Health banner. They aim to highlight the benefits of taking part in creative activities or gentle exercise to improve people's mental wellbeing and build confidence.

Activities 4 Health provides free classes, on referral from a GP or healthcare professional, to adults who are feeling anxious or depressed.

People can find out more at the special drop in event taking place at the Foyer Building, St George's Parade, Wolverhampton on Thursday 26 March from 10am to 2pm, where they can chat to tutors to find out more about the different courses available, and take part in a free craft activity.

For more details about courses offered by Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, which was rated Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2015, please call 01902 551658, visit Type=links;Linkid=2102;Title=Adult Education Service;Target=_blank; or email

The event is taking place as part of Wolverhampton Working Well Week, which runs from 23 to 27 March, providing opportunities to support local people to boost their chances of finding the right job, getting the right training and improving their health. The full programme of events can be found at Type=links;Linkid=5921;Title=Working Well Week;Target=_blank;.  People can also find out more at Type=links;Linkid=2165;Title=Wolverhampton Today;Target=_blank; or on Twitter using the hashtag #wolvesin2work.

Working Well Week is part of the city's drive to improve opportunities, prosperity and health for residents and is part of Wolverhampton's first City Conference Season.

  • released: Wednesday 18 March, 2015