Southern Brooks Community Partnerships


Evidence suggests that learning new things helps to improve our wellbeing, so we've put together a list of other services below that may be able to help you to learn new things. If you'd like to find out more about the 5 ways to wellbeing, we recommend these links:

An overview of the 5 ways to wellbeing - MIND

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS

We do our best to keep this page updated, but we are a small team. Please email us at wellbeing@southernbrooks.org.uk if you've spotted something that needs updating.

Tony Gibbs is one of our Wellbeing Workers. In this video, he shares his PowerPoint presentation that explores wellbeing through art.

South Gloucestershire & Stroud College


They are running quite a few free online courses at the moment.

South Gloucestershire Community Learning and Skills Service

  • You can find information about their service here
  • And their facebook page here

Their courses meet the needs of many different learners including:

  • learners who do not have a recent Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade C or above including Maths and English)
  • learners who are living with or have experienced mental and/or emotional health and wellbeing difficulties
  • learners who may be returning to learning or employment after a gap in time
  • learners who may be seeking to develop their skills to find employment or support children or grandchildren in school

The British Museum's exhibition 'Vikings: life and legend'

Take a tour of The British Museum's BP exhibition 'Vikings: life and legend'. Presenters Michael Wood and Bettany Hughes are joined by guests including exhibition curator Gareth Williams, Neil MacGregor and experts on Viking ships and swords, burial and beliefs, as well as their language and legacy.

Listen to all sorts of educational podcasts here. They also have a lot of comedy, literature and radio plays, among other things.

Libraries West - Audiobooks

LibrariesWest provides a single shared e-audiobook service, provided by BorrowBox. This service is free to use. And you can check out up to 5 e-audiobooks at a time

You can choose an OpenLearn course from a wide range of subjects. Some are based on Open University course materials. Others are written specifically for OpenLearn.

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short talks (18 minutes or less). It covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Find out about the living landmarks in Bradley Stoke

There are currently ten Living Landmarks plaques installed in Bradley Stoke, each with some information about the history of the area.