NEW courses are being launched to help improve people’s communication skills.

Halton Council’s adult learning tutors Sara Gillies and Kelly Cartwright aim to boost people’s wellbeing and confidence to help them study more or find a job.

Jana Pekarova, 48, from Runcorn, who completed the learn to live well course, said: “I enjoyed meeting new people and learning new things.

“Even if I was feeling down, the course and the people on it would lift me up! I felt happy, relaxed and balanced in the group. I know others felt like that too.

“Sara is literally a miracle worker!”

Funding is from the Skills Funding Agency.

The next confidence building course starts on February 20, from 1pm to 3pm at Kingsway Learning Centre in Widnes.

Learn to live well courses begin on February 21, from 9.30am to 12 noon at Acorn Learning Centre in Runcorn and from 12.30pm to 3pm at Kingsway Learning Centre.

To enroll call 0151 511 7788 or email