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    • The Power of Journaling for Wellbeing ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 4 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      Journaling has been proven to improve both physical and mental health and wellbeing.  There’s more to journaling than just keeping a diary of events!  This course will help you to gain knowledge on the benefits of journaling, cover the how, why and when to journal with tips and techniques to get you started on creating and maintaining a powerful wellbeing practise.

    • Wellness Walk IN PERSON Telford (1 session)

      Event date and time: 4 Oct 2022, 11:30 – 13:00
      Event description:

      Walking has so many benefits. It can improve our moods, reduce stressful feelings, benefit our physical health and help us become more aware of our surroundings. Join us for an outdoor mindful walk in nature, where we will undertake a gentle pace along a designated route.

    • A Taste of Mindfulness in Practice ONLINE (1 session - Evening Course)

      Event date and time: 4 Oct 2022, 18:00 – 19:00
      Event description:

      One off mindfulness sessions for our students who are interested in learning more about mindfulness but aren’t able to attend the six week course

    • Sleeping Well ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 5 Oct 2022, 10:30 – 12:00
      Event description:

      Getting a good night’s sleep is so important for our physical and mental wellbeing. This short and friendly course will look at the importance of sleep, the sleep cycle, and some practical strategies to improve our chances of getting a good night’s sleep.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 5 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:45
      Event description:

      Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

      Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Exploring Your Energy Through the Chakras ONLINE ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 10 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
      Event description:

      In this two week course we will be exploring the seven main chakras in the body and how to activate and balance each one of them for vibrant free flowing energy.  We will be using a variety of tools such as colour, food, sound, crystals, movement and aroma to connect better with our own energy system.

    • Birdwatching for Wellbeing ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 12 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      Bird-watching can be a truly mindful practice when we are actively looking for and listening to birds.  Our wild birds are not only beautiful to see but a great way to improve mental and physical wellbeing.  This course will introduce you to the beauty of bird-watching and build awareness of how this can be used to practice mindfulness and improve overall wellbeing.

    • Exploring Loss and Moving Forward ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 12 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      We’ve all experienced different types of loss such as grief, estrangement, employment, financial or personal loss.

      Loss is unique and affects people in so many different ways. This course will look at what generates the sense of loss, different experiences and self-care.

    • Understanding PTSD ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 12 Oct 2022, 12:30 – 14:30
      Event description:

      This course explores what PTSD is and its effects, looking at the signs and symptoms and what to look out for. We will also consider different self-help strategies and look at what support is available to those experiencing PTSD or trauma.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 12 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:45
      Event description:

      Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

      Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Understanding Fibromyalgia ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 13 Oct 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      Fibromyalgia is a chronic long term pain condition, often combined with other multiple symptoms. This course will explore the history of Fibromyalgia, the main symptoms and potential triggers, together with ways to manage this condition.

    • Building Awareness Around Addictive Behaviour ONLINE ( 1 session)

      Event date and time: 14 Oct 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      In this course we offer an introduction into exploring the different types of addictions, how it can affect the individual but also those around them.

      We’ll explore the range of treatment options available and share information about where more support can be found.

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management IN PERSON Cannock ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 14 Oct 2022, 11:30 – 14:30
      Event description:

      The first week of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second week of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Understanding Depression ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 14 Oct 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      This course will explore what depression is and how it can affect the body and mind. We will also look at what may cause this condition as well as the impact it can have on the individual and those around them, together with self-help strategies for managing depression.

    • Exploring Your Energy Through the Chakras ONLINE ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 17 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
      Event description:

      In this two week course we will be exploring the seven main chakras in the body and how to activate and balance each one of them for vibrant free flowing energy.  We will be using a variety of tools such as colour, food, sound, crystals, movement and aroma to connect better with our own energy system.

    • Suicide Awareness ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 18 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      An introductory session to develop awareness of suicide and suicidality and have a chance to reflect and discuss this sensitive subject. We will also explore what it is like to experience suicidal feelings and/or to care for a suicidal person, looking at some do’s and don’ts when talking to someone about suicide.

    • Exploring Loss and Moving Forward ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 19 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      We’ve all experienced different types of loss such as grief, estrangement, employment, financial or personal loss.

      Loss is unique and affects people in so many different ways. This course will look at what generates the sense of loss, different experiences and self-care.

    • Rhythm of Rest ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 19 Oct 2022, 10:00 – 12:00
      Event description:

      Do you find that you or the people around you always feel busy? Never feel rested? What even is rest? Did you know that there are 7 types? In this session we will be looking at these types of rest and thinking about how to use them to create our own rhythm.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 19 Oct 2022, 14:00 – 15:45
      Event description:

      Stressed out? Overworked? Or just looking to improve overall wellbeing?  Our course is delivered by an experienced mindfulness trainer. The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  Sounds simple, right? 

      Mindfulness is a discipline that in reality is not easy to train yourself to use every day and our lived experience trainer is there to demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Craft Your Way to Mindfulness - Macrame ONLINE ( 1 session)

      Event date and time: 21 Oct 2022, 11:00 – 12:30
      Event description:

      Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management IN PERSON Cannock ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 21 Oct 2022, 11:30 – 14:30
      Event description:

      The first week of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second week of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Understanding Depression ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 21 Oct 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      This course will explore what depression is and how it can affect the body and mind. We will also look at what may cause this condition as well as the impact it can have on the individual and those around them, together with self-help strategies for managing depression.

    • Yoga For Easing Anxiety ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 31 Oct 2022, 13:45 – 14:45
      Event description:

      In times like these, many of us will be feeling the effects of stress and anxiety. Yoga is known to calm and relax the mind by focusing on the breath and the body. This brings our attention inwards and away from stressful thoughts in our mind

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 2 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Effective Communication in Relationships ONLINE ( 3 week course)

      Event date and time: 2 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      This course will build awareness of communication in relationships and explore ways to make it more effective through understanding our roles and patterns in relationships, different communication styles and how we can make changes to communicate more effectively.

    • Craft Your Way to Mindfulness ONLINE - Beaded Flower (1 session)

      Event date and time: 4 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 12:30
      Event description:

      Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 4 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Wellbeing Toolkit IN PERSON Stafford (1 session)

      Event date and time: 4 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 14:00
      Event description:

      This course will provide you with a range of different tools and techniques that focus on improving wellbeing. We will explore different ways that you can take care of your own wellbeing, as well as how to support others with their mental and physical wellbeing. We may all have different experiences, but everyone’s wellbeing is equally important.

    • Yoga for resilience and belonging “My body, my home” IN PERSON Shrewsbury (1 session)

      Event date and time: 7 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 14:00
      Event description:

      An invitation to all to arrive on the mat exactly as you are. A gentle flow, available to all, moving towards self-compassion in body and mind. Reconnecting, seeking balance and cultivating a safe inner sanctuary where you can just be authentically you. Everything we learn on the mat can be taken into our daily living.

    • Yoga for Lifting Mood and Increasing Energy ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 7 Nov 2022, 13:45 – 14:45
      Event description:

      Everybody from time to time will experience low mood. When we experience states like this, it’s usually accompanied by feelings of low energy as well. The aim of this session is to awaken energy within the body to benefit our overall wellbeing

    • Learn to Awaken Self Compassion ONLINE (3 week course)

      Event date and time: 7 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
      Event description:

      On this course you will learn practical ways to awaken self-compassion and cultivate a more compassionate heart and mind.  We will explore the different approaches to self-compassion from a variety of traditions and learn how to build them into our daily life.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 9 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Effective Communication in Relationships ONLINE ( 3 week course)

      Event date and time: 9 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      This course will build awareness of communication in relationships and explore ways to make it more effective through understanding our roles and patterns in relationships, different communication styles and how we can make changes to communicate more effectively.

    • Understanding Long Covid ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 10 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
      Event description:

      During this course we will discuss the many symptoms related to Long Covid from both a physical and emotional perspective. The course will focus on how this can impact daily life and explore strategies that may be of help. We will also look at various relaxation methods that may help to manage the symptoms of Long Covid.

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 11 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Living Well with a Long Term Health Condition ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 11 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      It can be hard to see the possibilities that can arise from managing long term conditions well. In this course we will be looking at how the mind and body can affect our quality of life. We will be sharing information on managing activity levels, diet, stress, navigating healthcare systems and treatment decisions.

    • Restorative Yoga and Deep Relaxation ONLINE (1 session)

      Event date and time: 14 Nov 2022, 13:45 – 14:45
      Event description:

      This is an opportunity to totally let go and indulge in a session of pure relaxation. In this class, we will start with a few gentle restorative postures to prepare the body to lie in deep relaxation. Bring pillows, blankets and whatever else you choose to make this a more peaceful experience.

    • Learn to Awaken Self Compassion ONLINE (3 week course)

      Event date and time: 14 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
      Event description:

      On this course you will learn practical ways to awaken self-compassion and cultivate a more compassionate heart and mind.  We will explore the different approaches to self-compassion from a variety of traditions and learn how to build them into our daily life.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 16 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Understanding Depression IN PERSON Telford ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 16 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 11:30
      Event description:

      This course will explore what depression is and how it can affect the body and mind. We will also look at what may cause this condition as well as the impact it can have on the individual and those around them, together with self-help strategies for managing depression.

    • Effective Communication in Relationships ONLINE ( 3 week course)

      Event date and time: 16 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      This course will build awareness of communication in relationships and explore ways to make it more effective through understanding our roles and patterns in relationships, different communication styles and how we can make changes to communicate more effectively.

    • Understanding Long Covid ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 17 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 15:30
      Event description:

      During this course we will discuss the many symptoms related to Long Covid from both a physical and emotional perspective. The course will focus on how this can impact daily life and explore strategies that may be of help. We will also look at various relaxation methods that may help to manage the symptoms of Long Covid.

    • Craft Your Way to Mindfulness ONLINE - Needle Felting (1 session)

      Event date and time: 18 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 12:30
      Event description:

      Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 18 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Living Well with a Long Term Health Condition ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 18 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      It can be hard to see the possibilities that can arise from managing long term conditions well. In this course we will be looking at how the mind and body can affect our quality of life. We will be sharing information on managing activity levels, diet, stress, navigating healthcare systems and treatment decisions.

    • Learn to Awaken Self Compassion ONLINE (3 week course)

      Event date and time: 21 Nov 2022, 14:00 – 16:00
      Event description:

      On this course you will learn practical ways to awaken self-compassion and cultivate a more compassionate heart and mind.  We will explore the different approaches to self-compassion from a variety of traditions and learn how to build them into our daily life.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 23 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Understanding Depression IN PERSON Telford ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 23 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 11:30
      Event description:

      This course will explore what depression is and how it can affect the body and mind. We will also look at what may cause this condition as well as the impact it can have on the individual and those around them, together with self-help strategies for managing depression.

    • Building Your Self Esteem and Assertiveness ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 23 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      This course looks at self-esteem and the tools we can use to develop our sense of self-worth.  From there we go on to explore assertiveness and the steps we can take to practice assertive techniques when needed.

      This course is open to everyone with an interest in personal growth and offers plenty of exercises and examples. This course is very self-exploratory and we will undertake activities that require self-reflection.

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 25 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Living Well with a Long Term Health Condition ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 25 Nov 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      It can be hard to see the possibilities that can arise from managing long term conditions well. In this course we will be looking at how the mind and body can affect our quality of life. We will be sharing information on managing activity levels, diet, stress, navigating healthcare systems and treatment decisions.

    • Creative Visualisation for Wellbeing ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 29 Nov 2022, 11:30 – 13:30
      Event description:

      Creative visualisation is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life.

      In this course we will explore different techniques to help set, imagine and create our goals for the coming year. This will include visualisation meditations, creating a vision board and tools to make your visualisations successful and meaningful.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 30 Nov 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Building Your Self Esteem and Assertiveness ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 30 Nov 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      This course looks at self-esteem and the tools we can use to develop our sense of self-worth.  From there we go on to explore assertiveness and the steps we can take to practice assertive techniques when needed.

      This course is open to everyone with an interest in personal growth and offers plenty of exercises and examples. This course is very self-exploratory and we will undertake activities that require self-reflection.

    • Craft Your Way to Mindfulness ONLINE - Bunting (1 session)

      Event date and time: 2 Dec 2022, 11:00 – 12:30
      Event description:

      Let us help you find a craft that allows you to be truly in the moment, unwind, have fun and develop an interest that may help with your wellbeing. All materials are supplied for each craft and we promise you need no previous experience or even be arty to be able to have a go. 

    • Living Well with a Long Term Health Condition ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 2 Dec 2022, 13:00 – 15:00
      Event description:

      It can be hard to see the possibilities that can arise from managing long term conditions well. In this course we will be looking at how the mind and body can affect our quality of life. We will be sharing information on managing activity levels, diet, stress, navigating healthcare systems and treatment decisions.

    • Creative Visualisation for Wellbeing ONLINE (2 week course)

      Event date and time: 6 Dec 2022, 11:30 – 13:30
      Event description:

      Creative visualisation is the technique of using your imagination to create what you want in your life.

      In this course we will explore different techniques to help set, imagine and create our goals for the coming year. This will include visualisation meditations, creating a vision board and tools to make your visualisations successful and meaningful.

    • Practical Mindfulness ONLINE (6 week course)

      Event date and time: 7 Dec 2022, 10:30 – 12:15
      Event description:

      The skills of mindfulness are simply about being present to what is happening here and now.  It is not about what has gone before or what may be happening next but how to focus on one thing at a time.  This course aims to show how you can train yourself to use mindfulness every day and demonstrate the reality of making practical changes.

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management IN PERSON Shrewsbury ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 7 Dec 2022, 10:30 – 13:30
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Building Your Self Esteem and Assertiveness ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 7 Dec 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      This course looks at self-esteem and the tools we can use to develop our sense of self-worth.  From there we go on to explore assertiveness and the steps we can take to practice assertive techniques when needed.

      This course is open to everyone with an interest in personal growth and offers plenty of exercises and examples. This course is very self-exploratory and we will undertake activities that require self-reflection.

    • Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Management IN PERSON Shrewsbury ( 2 week course)

      Event date and time: 14 Dec 2022, 10:30 – 13:30
      Event description:

      The first 2 weeks of this course will explore anxiety, what can cause this condition, how it presents itself and what effect it can have. The second part of this course will then focus on ways to manage anxiety, focusing on strategies that may help, including self-care techniques.

    • Building Your Self Esteem and Assertiveness ONLINE (4 week course)

      Event date and time: 14 Dec 2022, 11:00 – 13:00
      Event description:

      This course looks at self-esteem and the tools we can use to develop our sense of self-worth.  From there we go on to explore assertiveness and the steps we can take to practice assertive techniques when needed.

      This course is open to everyone with an interest in personal growth and offers plenty of exercises and examples. This course is very self-exploratory and we will undertake activities that require self-reflection.


How much do courses cost?

All courses at the Wellbeing and Recovery College are free to attend for all of our students.

 

How long are the courses?

Courses vary in length. Some are one off sessions, others can be weekly for up to 6 sessions. Course duration is a maximum of 3 hours once a week.

 

How many courses can I apply for at once?

You may book on up to three courses each term, this enables all students to be able to access the courses that are on offer, as well as ensuring that the amount of courses you book on to is manageable for you.

Of course, you are welcome to let us know if there are additional courses that you are interested in at any time. We can then add you to the waiting list and you will have the option of booking on these additional courses next term, subject to availability. This can be discussed while developing your Individual Learning Plan.

 

Are there any entry requirements to enrol as a student at the Wellbeing and Recovery College?

There are no entry requirements, all of our courses are free and open to all, regardless of your educational background or experience.

 

What do I do if I want further information about a course?

Please feel free to contact us 01785 221257 or 07891 099460, or email us wellbeingrec@mpft.nhs.uk. We are always happy to talk to you regarding any information you may need.

 

Why are we called a 'Wellbeing and Recovery College'?

Our Wellbeing and Recovery College is one of many such colleges across the UK, we provide recovery-focused education courses that are accessible to everyone in our local communities. Our courses focus on both mental and physical health and wellbeing and provide a safe space for shared learning.

 

How is the content of the course designed?

All of our courses are co-designed and co-facilitated by both a Peer Trainer with lived experience of mental health challenges or caring for someone with mental health challenges, and a professional with experience of working with people with challenges linked to the subject of the course.

 

What if I find I need support with my learning once the course has started?

If the course you are attending is in-person, please contact us via phone or email as soon as possible and we will be happy to discuss your support needs further.

If the course you are attending is online, then please send a private chat message to the Course Mentor during the training session who will gladly assist you with any technical support, as well as provide general health and wellbeing support as required.

 

Will courses return to classrooms?

Our long term aim is to offer a balance of online and face-to-face courses, and this blended approach began in Spring Term 2022.

We are continuously working to increase the in-person courses gradually over time, alongside our online courses, to offer all students a choice of how they would like to attend.

All in-person courses will be subject to government guidelines at the time, and we will let you know if there are any changes to courses that you have booked onto.

 

What if I need support with my mental wellbeing whilst attending the Wellbeing and Recovery College?

The Wellbeing and Recovery College is set up and run as a Further Education provider. Therefore we do not provide clinical interventions or therapy, as we expect you to be able to access support outside of the college.

If you are feeling unwell or distressed while attending a course it is important that you speak with us as soon as possible. We will have access to your Personal Support Plan, which can be developed with you during your enrolment to ensure that you receive the support you need.

 

If I require additional support, is there any extra help available?

During your Individual Learning Plan, or at any point whilst you are a student with us, you can ask us to complete a Personal Support Plan with you. This can be used to make us aware of any additional support that we can offer to you before, during or after any courses that you attend with our college and we will also be able to share this information with the trainers and course mentor to ensure they are aware of how best to support you during the session.

 

I have specific requirements such as large print, or an interpreter. Is this possible?

We endeavour to do everything we can to meet your needs. As long as you let us know in advance of attending your course, we will do all we can to support your requirements. Please talk to us during your Individual Learning Plan, or at any point via telephone or email, regarding any specific requirements that you may have.

 

I use mental health services. Do I need to be referred by my community team?

No. We do not have a system for referrals as although the college is designed for people with lived and professional experience of mental health services, we operate the same as any other further education establishment. Your local team may recommend us to you but they cannot refer. All are welcome to share their learning journey together with no discrimination or distinction.

 

I work for the Trust and am interested in some of the courses. Can I enrol?

The Wellbeing and Recovery College is free and open to all who are over 18, including those who work for the Trust. One of the things that make our Wellbeing and Recovery College so unique is that it is truly collaborative. When you enrol into the college you will not be labelled as a ‘Service User’, ‘Carer’ or ’Professional’ - you will simply be considered a student. You may wish to learn more to help your practice or to gain knowledge to help you to manage your own wellbeing. Everyone learns together and from each other.

 

I care for someone who uses services. Can I enrol?

Our courses are designed for anyone who cares for someone, for people who use our services, people who work in them, and those who are simply interested in recovery-based learning.

 

Can I attend courses to support someone else?

We thoroughly welcome you to have someone with you to support you on our courses, whether these are in person or online, if you feel that you would benefit from this.

However, they would also need to be enrolled as a student with the college, book a place on the course for themselves and be present during the training session.

The reason for this is primarily to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students on the course, in terms of safeguarding and duty of care. It is also important for audit purposes as we need to keep a record of every student who attends the courses.

Wellbeing & Recovery College Contact Details

Phone numbers, fax and email

Address

Wellbeing & Recovery College,
St. George's Hospital,
Corporation Street ,
Stafford,
ST16 3AG