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.
Have you been affected directly by grief and loss during the pandemic or since? Have you experienced the impact of death, perhaps through the emotional fallout of your job? This course is an exploration of the impact of death and loss. Over three sessions and a range of activities and discussions we aim to help people recognise and manage their own grief and loss.
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.
Co-production is a term used often, in and around social services - but what does it really mean? The course explores what co-production is, how it differs from other engagement models and how it works best, why it is an important and powerful approach to designing and delivering services. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of co-production and how to apply the co-production model to local projects. This course is suitable for anyone interested in the model or participating in co-production work.
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.
This course is designed for people who have acquired a life changing diagnosis and those who support them – to build on the values of hope, empowerment and opportunity. We will encourage people to validate their emotional responses and to move forward in the acceptance journey through a range of large and small group discussions and activities around some of the common challenges we can face. We will develop a toolbox of strategies to support our overall wellbeing.
Our hope is to create a safe space for the group to remove the sense of isolation common for people with life changing diagnosis.
Co-production is a term used often, in and around social services - but what does it really mean?
The course explores what co-production is, how it differs from other engagement models and how it works best, why it is an important and powerful approach to designing and delivering services. It explores the advantages and disadvantages of co-production and how to apply the co-production model to local projects.
This course is suitable for anyone interested in using the co-production model or participating in co-production work.
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.