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Wellbeing in retirement

Free online training course from Don’t Tone Alone CIC. Find out how to look after your wellbeing if you are about to retire.

About the course

Are you approaching retirement or are an already retired civil servant?

Before we retire, our working life takes up a large portion of our time and becomes a central part of daily life. We often see it as part of our identity. So how do we manage this when we stop working? This course is designed to empower you to look after your wellbeing.

As life changes, it’s important that we equip ourselves with the same tools to express ourselves in a way that we did in our working life. Learning from retired civil servants, this course addresses common themes and challenges. The course looks at what it means to retire and asks participants to create personal definitions that enable them to thrive. The course provides practical frameworks to support your physical, mental and social health as you transition into retirement with confidence.

The course runs once a week for four weeks and last for approximately 1-hour on Microsoft Teams. Groups, of up to 10 people, discuss various topics and deeply reflective activities are used to get the most out of the experience. After 50 minutes of discussion, you’ll be led through a variety of physical exercises from a Don’t Tone Alone specialist instructor. Exercise sessions will vary and look at balance, relaxation, strength and flexibility.

If you have any questions, please email Don’t Tone Alone.

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Course dates

To reserve a place on this four-week course, please complete the registration page and questionnaire that follows it. Don’t Tone Alone will use this information to give you more details, access to online resources and measure the impact of their services.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis due to high demand. It is expected that you should attend at least 80% of the course. Please watch out for communications from DTA’s training team who will send confirmation for your place on the course. Please only register if you can commit to sessions.

All of your information is kept confidential, anonymised and not shared. If you would like to request Don’t Tone Alone’s GDPR policies and procedures, please email

Note: Clicking to register will take you to Don’t Tone Alone’s site. You are subject to their terms and conditions.

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About Don't Tone Alone

Don’t Tone Alone are a Community Interest Company originally set up to support carers who found themselves isolated and unable to care for their own wellbeing. They now work with a variety of organisations to bring wellbeing support to you.

Each of Don’t Tone Alone’s inclusive and engaging services are structured to build healthier communities.

During the course you’ll have access to the Don’t Tone Alone Lifestyle Zone and to their expert trainers and coaches.

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