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

What is Recovery?

This course has been designed to provide an introduction to the main principles of Recovery and how to apply them in the context of your own life.  

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. 

Schedule
Tuesday 22nd September
17:30 - 20:30

Introduction to Gentle Yoga

This will be a gentle introduction to the practice of yoga. The course will include some breathing practices, yoga poses and relaxation.  This will involve gentle movement based on stretch and developing flexibility and does not require any previous experience. The aim of the course is to provide a space where students can focus on their own needs, relax and develop greater mindfulness of body and breath. 

This course is once a week.

     

Schedule
Thursday 24th September - Thursday 29th October
18:30 - 19:30

Taking Care of my Immune System - Virtual Classroom

Moving into colder months we want to empower you with knowledge about how your immune system works and how it responds to seasonal change. We will provide some holistic strategies to taking care of yourself and supporting your immune system. 

Disclaimer

The information and statements made are intended for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for diagnosis and/or treatment of any health condition or disease. Nor is is intended to replace services of treatment of any physicians or healthcare professionals. 

This course is over two sessions. 

Schedule
Monday 5th October - Tuesday 6th October
17:30 - 19:00

Positive Psychology for Older Adults

In this busy world it is common to spend time worrying about the future and dwelling on the past. Developing the skills of Positive Psychology can help you to reconnect with yourself and others.

The course is aimed at ages 65+ and will focus on fostering and developing positive elements of wellbeing, rather than focusing on symptoms / reduction of symptoms. 

This course is once a week. 

Schedule
Monday 12th October - Monday 7th December
14:00 - 15:30

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 over two sessions.  

Schedule
Monday 19th October - Tuesday 20th October
16:30 - 18:00

Understanding Sleep - Virtual Classroom

This course will outline the basic need we have as humans to sleep and what natural sleep looks like.  We will cover the benefits of sleep and the detrimental impact of sleep deprivation on both our physical and mental health.  The course hopes to offer practical solutions to common sleep difficulties with an easy to follow plan, which students will be invited to evaluate in the second week.  We will look at sleep medications and the impact that these can have on our natural sleep cycle, alongside common sleep disorders and signposting students to where they can seek additional support should they suspect these. 

This course is over two sessions. 

Schedule
Monday 26th October - Monday 2nd November
17:30 - 19:30

Living with Depression - Virtual Classroom

Depression is the most commonly diagnosed mental health problem.  We will explore this topic and how it effects our lives.  Through individual and small group work we will cover what depression is, what causes it and strategies to overcome it. 

This course is over two sessions. 

Schedule
Wednesday 28th October - Thursday 29th October
17:30 - 19:00

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 3rd November - Tuesday 8th December
18:00 - 20:00

Goal Setting in Recovery

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. 

Schedule
Wednesday 11th November
14:00 - 16:00

Resilience and Wellbeing

To enable students to effectively apply concepts to improve their resilience and well-being.  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. 

Schedule
Wednesday 25th November
14:00 - 17:00

Steps to Recovery

To equip students with the skills and knowledge to promote well-being 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 or all four. Our recovery modules as a programme are recommended for a fuller picture of ‘recovery’within Jersey Recovery College. 

Schedule
Wednesday 9th December
14:00 - 17:00