An Introduction to Health Psychology
Join us for free taster sessions and a free 11 week course, at Tang Hall Community Centre

Taster sessions - Thursday 7 March 12.45 - 2.45pm and Thursday 4 April 12.45 - 2.45pm
11 week course Thursdays 12.45 - 2.45pm starting on Thursday 2 May

According to the Health Foundation (2018) ‘Good health has a significant influence on overall wellbeing. It allows people to participate in family life, the community and the workplace. It has value in its own right and it also creates value. Health should be viewed as an asset that is worth investing in for our society to prosper’.

But what does ‘Good Health’ mean? What impacts on our overall sense of wellbeing: our behaviour; our environment; who are parents are; our personality? What can we do to maintain good health and what do we need to know to help us understand how to improve our overall health and wellbeing?

This course will take a look at the different psychological approaches to health and illness, and offer some explanations from social, cultural, physical, lifestyle, and our individual differences, to address some of our questions around what is ‘health’?

How will this course help me?
- A better understanding of health and illness from a psychological point of view.
- An opportunity to engage in interesting subject areas that may encourage you to explore further.
- Engage in a social group of like-minded people, and two hours of ‘you time’ each week.
- A chance to find out what university-level study is all about.
- Achievement of University credit for those who wish to undertake the assessment.
- Gain a University of York certificate for the full course which may help when applying for employment or looking to study at a higher level.
- Confidence in making a step into a fulfilling career.

Spaces on the taster days and course are very limited, and we might not be able to offer places to everyone. You can apply for places on both taster days as they will cover different topics. We will give priority to those with no previous experience of higher education.

The information you provide on this form will be used by the Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of York, to contact you about the course/s you are applying for and, once enrolled, to communicate with you during the course. Information will be handled in line with data protection legislation and will be kept in accordance with our privacy statement, which can be found at york.ac.uk/lifelonglearning/contact. Date of birth will be used for monitoring widening participation purposes only and will not be used in ways that identify individuals. The information will be used for no other purposes.

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Free taster session on Thursday 7 March, 12.45 - 2.45pm, at Tang Hall Community Centre
Free taster session on Thursday 4 April, 12.45 - 2.45pm, at Tang Hall Community Centre
Free 11 week course: Thursdays 12.45 - 2.45pm, starting on Thursday 2 May at Tang Hall Community Centre
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