Positive Psychology Course Materials

The aim of the Positive Psychology Course is to improve overall wellbeing through developing understanding of positive psychology and practising exercises.

The course is delivered over ten weeks, informed by evidence and research, exploring the topic of positive psychology. This includes personal strengths, positive emotions and relationships and the theory of wellbeing. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, and practise using the skills and tools that positive psychology has to offer. It will involve a mixture of group discussion, practical exercises and will promote individual reflection.


  • To gain knowledge and understanding of positive psychology
  • To increase learners’ self-awareness of the way in which they relate to themselves and others
  • To learn skills and exercises to enhance the experience of positive emotions, interactions and events
  • To find out their personal strengths and explore how to put them into practice
  • To challenge, with support and through sharing with others, personally identified roadblocks towards greater wellbeing

Can you deliver the course?

The course and its materials have been designed so that it can be delivered by non-professionals.  Experience of group facilitation would be needed along with the capacity to run the course.

The course is free to download, you can take the materials, and with some support and resources, deliver this course yourself.

Download course materials

Course manual and workbook

Powerpoint slides


The initiative was funded by the Northern England Clinical Networks and co-ordinated by the Wellbeing Steering group from Mental Health Concern; Launchpad; Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust; and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust.

For more information about the course please contact:

Scott Vigurs

Director of Services

Mental Health Concern