Courses: Lived experience and professional insights

Understand more about mental health with courses co-produced by professionals and people with lived experience of a mental health difficulty

What makes our courses different?

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.

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For individuals experiencing mental health difficulties

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.

For carers, families and friends

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.

For professionals who support people with mental health difficulties

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.

Courses

Balanced Living for Beginners - Virtual Classroom

This six-week course is for anyone who wants to learn techniques 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 difficulties. 

This course is every Thursday for six weeks.

Schedule
Thursday 4th June - Thursday 9th July
18:00 - 20:00

Introduction to Mindfulness - Virtual Classroom

In Partnership with MYA (Mindfulness and Yoga for Al)

The course teaches students a range of mindfulness and compassion practices. Mindfulness can lead us to developing a greater tolerance and acceptance of unhelpful experiences which can then reduce our suffering and allows the development of more effective ways of coping.  

This course is once a week. 

Schedule
Tuesday 9th June - Tuesday 14th July
18:00 - 19:30

Resilience and Wellbeing - Virtual Classroom

In Partnership with Listening Lounge

To enable students to effectively apply concepts to improve their resilience and wellbeing.  These are two words used a lot these days; through various individual and group activities we will explore the difference and shine a light on ways of improving both for optimal health.

There are four modules that create our Recovery Programme. You can attend one of these courses or all four. Our recovery modules as a programme are recommended for a fuller picture of ‘recovery’ within Jersey Recovery College. 

This course is over two sessions. 


Schedule
Monday 29th June - Tuesday 30th June
15:30 - 17:00

Understanding and Managing Fear and Stress - Virtual Classroom

Stress affects most people at some point in their lives. This course covers the major factors why we believe we are undergoing stress, the effects on our body, mind and daily lives and ways to manage and interrupt the stress response. 

This course is delivered over two days. 

Schedule
Monday 6th July - Tuesday 7th July
16:00 - 17:30

Steps to Recovery - Virtual Classroom

To equip students with the skills and knowledge to promote wellbeing and prepare for crisis. We will be exploring this topic through different individual and group activities using elements of WRAP®.

There are four modules that create our Recovery Programme. You can attend one of these courses of all four. Our recovery modules as a programme are recommended for a fuller picture of 'recovery' within Jersey Recovery College. 

This course is over two sessions. 

Schedule
Wednesday 15th July - Thursday 16th July
17:30 - 19:00