Virtual Recovery College Prospectus January to March 2022

The Recovery & Wellbeing college offers educational courses to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in shared learning environments in the community. Enrol now on free health and wellbeing online workshops knowledge, skills, strengths and supporting each other

Publication date:
08 December 2021
Date range:
January 2022 - March 2022

Timetable - Understanding

Introduction to peer support

Are you interested in becoming a Peer Support Worker but not sure what the role entails? Join us to find out the skills needed and hear from someone who worked in the role before joining Recovery College.
Learning Objectives

  • Learn the values, skills and experiences required for the role
  • Reflect on identifying them in yourself
  • Discover where to continue to develop your skills
Introduction to peer support
Day Start date Time
Monday 24 January 2022 11-12.30am
Wednesday 23 March 2022 11-12.30am

Talking about dementia

An opportunity to talk about Dementia with someone who has lived experience and a psychologist who works with people and their families with the diagnosis. Open to those living with Dementia and anyone who is interested in finding out more. Learning Objectives

  • Learn how Dementia affects people and how to seek support
  • Hear an expert by experience talk about his journey
  • Discover the ways to support someone living with the diagnosis
Talking about dementia
Day Start date Time
Tuesday 8 March 2022 11-12am

Self Care - what works for us

We all have resources, strengths and skills that make us who we are. Join us for this three-week course to connect with others and share what works for you. In the first week we will be gaining experience on building on our boundaries and relationships. In week two you will investigate tools and resources to help with good self care, and in the third week we will reflect upon our work and explore some case studies.
Learning Objectives

  • Explore the concepts of healthy relationships and healthy boundaries
  • Introduce the notion of a Kindness Box and collectively share ideas and resources for self care
  • Evaluate our learning by applying course content and knowledge to case studies for discussion.
Self care - what works for us
Day Start date Time
Monday 7 February 2022 11-12.30am

Evaluate our learning by applying course content and knowledge to case studies for discussion. 

Practical coping

In this two-week course we will explore how our emotions, thinking and environment can impact our ability to cope, how listening deeply can help us be more compassionate with ourselves, and we will share some practical coping ideas that you can experiment with.
Learning Objectives

  • Explore the link between thoughts, feelings, actions
  • Reflect on resilient traits
  • Practice coping strategies
Practical coping
Day Start date Time
Thursday 16 September 2021 2-3pm


Helping your family relationships to thrive

In this three-week course we aim to investigate positive opportunities for improving relationships within the family. When you are struggling with your own mental health it’s difficult to manage relationships on top of what you are feeling. We will be exploring ways to move forward with connections; sharing how you can develop skills such as understanding, listening and having fun together. You will gain skills to use in your everyday lives - reflecting throughout the course and experimenting with different techniques to find out what works best for us. Designed for parents with children of any age, particularly those who wish to improve relationships on a 1:1 basis.
Learning Objectives

  • Explore ways to develop quality 1:1 time with your child
  • Practice ways to enhance interactions using evidenced-based models
  • Develop and discuss ways to improve listening skills
Helping your family relationships thrive
Day Start date Time
Monday 7 March 2022 11-12am

Self talk : How to challenge your inner critic

In this three-week course students will gain skills in reframing negative self-talk, discover why certain beliefs hold you back, and identify and practice new ways of communicating your needs.
Learning Objectives

  • Learn how the brain creates a thought pathway
  • Challenge our limiting beliefs
  • Practice reframing
Self talk: How to challenge your inner critic
Day Start date Time
Wednesday 9 February 2022 11-12am