Our courses are designed and delivered in partnership between people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties and those with professional experience, for example an occupational therapist, nutritionist, employment coordinator or psychiatrist. It’s known as co-production and we feel it helps to offer the best insight and experience possible. Our courses are open to adults experiencing mental health difficulties and the family and professionals who support them.
Personal growth and change is a natural part of life. But sometimes we don’t know what we need to do in our lives to move forward, especially around mental health difficulties and recovery. Through sharing lived experience and education, we give people the strength and skills to manage their own recovery, and achieve their goals.
Want to understand more? We offer education and insight if you’re supporting a family member or friend with mental health difficulties. You’ll get greater understanding of mental health conditions and experiences and learn how you can look after yourself while supporting your loved one.
Are you a professional who supports others to manage their mental health? Jersey Recovery College courses teach evidence-based practical skills, tools and knowledge designed and delivered using co-production between people with lived experience and subject matter professionals. Our courses are a valuable source of CPD. In UK recovery colleges, as many as one-third of all students are professionals supporting those with mental health difficulties.
Do you know what peer support is and how it can help people experiencing mental health difficulties? Have you ever thought about becoming a peer support worker using your experiences of mental health difficulties to help others?
Peer support is about giving and receiving help and encouragement based on respect, mutuality and shared lived experience. The value of peer support in recovery is being increasingly accepted worldwide, and the States of Jersey has recognised its importance in its most recent Mental Health Strategy.
It is aimed at people who are interested in understanding the principles and benefits of peer support, in particular those who may be considering becoming peer support workers or those wanting to access peer support.