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.
Summer Semester 2017
We are delighted to offer eight separate courses between May and August. We have incorporated the learnings from our soft-launch and have programmed a few new courses too. The closing date for applications for our Summer Semester is 28th April. You can apply here or by contacting us for an application pack. We encourage you to apply promptly. For off-line viewing, please download our prospectus.
Our Summer Semester will commence on 15th May and run until 8th August. Some courses are restricted to a limited number of students. While we do our best to make sure everyone gets enrolled on the course/s they apply for, we can’t guarantee everyone a place. We encourage you to apply as soon as you can to help us manage demand. We will confirm all enrolments via email or phone in the first two weeks of May.
This introductory workshop explores just what the “Recovery" in Jersey's Recovery College is. Looking at the meaning of Recovery for people with mental health difficulties, their friends and families, and for the professionals who work with them.
This workshop focuses on putting Recovery into action; Looking at some of the ways we can try to feel more hopeful, more in-control and more ready and able to take opportunities.
For many years in many cultures, people have identified the positive mental and physical benefits of “open water” or “wild Swimming”
This course aims to introduce or re-introduce participants to the individual and personal benefits of open water swimming/bathing, whilst enjoying the opportunity to be outside benefitting from our natural surroundings.
This course is for anyone who would like to experience open water swimming, improve their personal wellbeing, enjoy some physical activity, spend some time in our beautiful natural surroundings and mix with other likeminded participants.
Please note: The group is available to anyone who feels confident they can swim 50m (2 lengths of a standard length pool) unsupported.
This programme aims to educate anyone involved with caring for someone with a mental health difficulty. It includes sharing and learning from one another, looking after ourselves, communication skills, crisis planning, where to find support and hope for the future.
This workshop is aimed at those interested in attending the 8-week Compassionate Mindfulness course. It will provide an overview of the longer course to enable individuals to decide whether or not they would like to continue with the 8-week course.
Mindfulness and Self-compassion have been shown to improve many areas of wellbeing, including lowering stress, improving mood and increasing life satisfaction. The Compassionate Mindfulness 8-week course aims to explain the concepts of mindfulness and self-compassion and to offer various practices to help embed these into our lives. A willingness to practice daily is essential to getting the most out of the course.
This course is now full for our Summer Semester 2017.
This workshop provides an overview of some key skills to help manage emotions and relationships. It is a lite version of the longer six-week course. It can be attended as a standalone course or as a good precursor to anyone wishing to undertake the full course.
This six week course is for anyone who wants to learn skills to help restore balance to their life. It teaches a number of key skills that would be useful for anyone that regularly experiences difficult and stressful situations. With practice these skills can help you respond more flexibly and more effectively to all kinds of problems.