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.


Click here for the Summer Semester 2022 Prospectus or see what courses we have coming up below.  We also have an easy-read prospectus here: accessible prospectus.

To register for a course, click on 'register interest' under the course and follow the steps until registration is completed. 

You will receive an email after registering, some emails may go into the junk/spam mailbox.   

Should there be any changes to the courses, we will contact you directly.


The Kids Are Alright - But What About You? (Parental Self-Care)

An Introduction to Self-Care for Parents and Guardians. Self-care isn’t selfish. It’s essential.

Whether you have one child or five, a baby or teenager, being a parent can present a unique set of challenges for your own wellbeing. Issues such as guilt, sleep deprivation, societal pressure, family interaction, or finances can impact your mental health.

This course explores some of the specific mental health issues that we may experience as a parent, why we may react in the way that we do – and will help you to devise your own toolkit to support your wellbeing.

This course is once a week for two weeks.

Friday 1st July - Friday 8th July
09:30 - 12:30

Goal Setting in Recovery - Virtual Classroom

To enable students to apply goal setting to everyday life based on needs.  We will be exploring this topic in relation to Recovery. 

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. 

Wednesday 6th July
18:00 - 21:00

Introduction to Trauma

The introduction to trauma course will be looking at what trauma is and the potential impact of traumatic experiences on us, our lives and relationships based on the latest research, which particularly focuses on the body’s responses. We will discuss tools that can help us with regulation and also briefly describe potential  therapeutic models that are sometimes used.

Wednesday 13th July
18:00 - 21:00