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.
How to Have Supportive Conversations in Times of Crisis. In the UK, 1 in 5 people will consider suicide at some point in their lifetime. This means that we all have a part to play in ensuring we understand suicide and are equipped to support others. Evidence shows that talking about suicide openly - and offering support to those who may be considering taking their life - can make a significant difference to their outcomes.
This introductory session covers some of the skills needed to support those who may be considering suicide. It will show you how to listen to, talk with and support them, via group exercises and discussion, within a safe space.