Health & Wellbeing Courses

Future Learning

All Future Learn courses are free to use once – there is the option to pay for extra benefits such as access to this course for as long as it’s on Future Learn and a print and digital Certificate of Achievement on completion.

End of Life Care: Challenges and Innovation

Explore dying and palliative care practice around the world and evaluate new trends and ideas surrounding end of life care issues.

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Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease

Learn the fundamentals of Parkinson’s disease with this online course. What causes it and what we can do to treat it?

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Improving Healthcare Through Clinical Research

On this free online course, find out how medical treatments are discovered, tested and evaluated to improve healthcare for all.

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Improving Palliative Care in Care Homes for Older People

Examine how care homes are organised in Europe and how palliative care in care homes can be improved for older people.
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Nutrition and Wellbeing

Whether you work in nutrition or on a personal level, understanding healthy eating is hugely important. However, the information we receive around nutrition can often be complex and confusing.

With this online nutrition course, you’ll discover the scientific basis of a healthy diet, and explore current nutritional concepts and controversies. You’ll explore the concept of health and wellbeing, why we eat what we eat and the ‘drivers’ that influence our food choices.

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Understanding Heart and Circulatory Diseases

Every three minutes, someone in the UK dies from heart and circulatory disease. Let’s beat heartbreak forever.

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MS Society

MS Society

Online fatigue management course

This online course is designed to help people with MS to find ways to manage their MS fatigue, however it can also be used to explain it to other people.

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Open University

The Open University

Produced by The Open University, a world leader in open and distance learning, all OpenLearn courses are free to access. They offer nearly 1000 FREE courses across 8 different subject areas.

The courses are available to start right away and can be completed at any time.

Ageing and Disability: Transitions into Residential Care

The activities in the course focus on the lives of three people living in a nursing and residential home for elderly and disabled people. Although many of the practice examples relate to work with older people, the values and principles surrounding this work also apply to other service users who make transitions to and from care, for example, children being accommodated or people with learning disabilities.

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St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance have created a YouTube channel with a range of online video to be used as training for families at home. You can view the videos as often as you need to and access is free.

It give details on what to do if: someone has a stroke, someone has a seizure, and if someone is having a diabetic emergency. Also covered is how to perform CPR, how to treat a severe allergic reaction, how to treat poisoning, how to treat a fracture and others.

The Mindful Life offer free tasters of their online Mindfulness For Carers sessions throughout the year.


The three week, 1 1/4 hour course has been designed to help you to:

– Make time for yourself

– Feel less run down and fatigued

– Work toward improving your sleep pattern and habits

– Improve your emotional well being and learn coping strategies

– Feel less isolated and more supported

– Strengthen your resilience and work toward maintaining a hopeful outlook


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