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Unsure what the Recovery College is all about? Do you just want to try out a short course? Then why not try one of our shorter taster sessions?

BOUNCING BACK! EXPLORING RESILIENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH

This course explores the nature of resilience and how we can build on our different strengths, develop a more resilient approach, sustain positive relationships and meet challenges with greater confidence and success.
Through discussions and group work you will learn to challenge and modify unhelpful thinking patterns. Implementing the ABC model of thinking you will be able to experience different situations with a more positive perception.

WHAT IS RECOVERY? 

Recovery is seen as an ongoing process of discovery and learning and one which is personal and different for each of us. Yet, when we look and reflect upon it together, we often find we have a lot in common along this journey of pain, challenge and beauty.
Understanding how to discover a life that is meaningful to you as an individual can lead to improved choices, more hope, greater control and new opportunities.
During this session we will discuss how to discover more about ourselves and how we can tap into our inner resources to become more aware, alive and real.

MUSIC IN RECOVERY

This course explores why singing is good for you and how it can help you on your road to recovery. In this one off session we will look at:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Self-expression
  • How singing can be fun, uplifting and relaxing

This is not a formal singing class and no previous experience is required; you don’t have to be able to read music or be able to sing in tune!

SOUNDTRACK TO MY RECOVERY

Music can play a significant part in our lives, and be associated with particular events, memories or people. This course provides an opportunity for students to listen and share key tracks and to reflect on their impact in promoting their recovery.

UNDERSTANDING A DIAGNOSIS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

In this introductory session we aim to shed some light on the popular misconceptions around this illness and to explore the facts and realities. Coming to terms with a diagnosis of psychosis or schizophrenia can be difficult and life-changing.
People experiencing these types of mental health problems can often find themselves stigmatised, misunderstood and isolated from society. Relatives and carers can often be left feeling confused and powerless.

UNDERSTANDINGA DIAGNOSIS OF BIPOLAR

This introductory session may be helpful for those diagnosed with Bipolar. However, it is also beneficial for people who are supporting someone with marked mood swings or those who are just interested in learning more.
The course will allow you to share your experiences and challenges and during the session you will explore various ways of coping, monitoring and managing your mood.

UNDERSTANDINGA DIAGNOSIS OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

This introductory session may be helpful for those diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. However, it is also beneficial for people who are supporting someone with overpowering emotions or those who are just interested in learning more.

UNDERSTANDING MY MEDICATION

This course provides an opportunity to discuss beliefs and ideas about how medicines work and to explore the practical barriers which can impact on taking medicine effectively. Students will have the opportunity to find out more about some of the side effects and challenges people may experience when they either change or stop taking medication.
It also provides advice about where to find accurate and up-to-date information on medication.

If you're interested in any of the courses please contact the College recoverycollege@lpft.nhs.uk