Free Community Courses
The Bailiff's Recovery Fund has enabled a number of projects on the island to address the specific social and emotional needs arising from COVID-19. Consequently, JRC has been able to co-produce a number of courses addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs linked to the pandemic.
These courses are free to access and self-referral. Use the 'courses' tab on our website to enrol.
The first course available (from December 2022) is Exploring the impact of death and grief through the Covid 19 pandemic.
Course Summary: Why talk about the pandemic? Have you been affected directly by grief and loss during the Pandemic, either yourself or through the emotional fallout of your job?
This course is an exploration of the impact of grief and loss during the pandemic. Over 4 modules and a range of activities and discussions we aim to help people recognise and manage their own grief and loss.
Enrol via the courses tab, HERE
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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.
This new course is suitable for those who have attended our Introduction to Trauma course and are seeking further information.
We will recap part one, and then provide a deeper exploration of the models used, via fictional scenarios.
Jewellery making is a great hobby and offers health benefits as well. Making your own jewellery allows you to unleash your creativity and feel the sense of accomplishment. On this course we will provide you with the basic knowledge of jewellery making which helps relieve stress and improves self-confidence.
This course is suitable for people who have little or no jewellery making experience.
Why talk about the pandemic? Have you been affected directly by grief and loss during the Pandemic, either yourself or through the emotional fallout of your job? This course is an exploration of the impact of grief and loss during the pandemic. Over 4 modules and a range of activities and discussions we aim to help people recognise and manage their own grief and loss.
Module 1: Why talk about grief? Wednesday 7th Dec 6-8pm Age Concern
Summary: Learners will have an opportunity to talk about this taboo subject in an open and safe environment. We will explore the impact of grief and loss (physical, emotional, cognitive, spiritual) through the dual process model and in the context of a prolonged pandemic. The hope is that by sharing our experiences you learn how to manage your own grief.
Module 2: Why Rituals? Wednesday 14th Dec 6-8pm Age Concern
Course Summary: Learners will explore the importance of end-of-life rituals and the changes brought to them by the pandemic. We will do this through a variety of individual, small group and large group activities. We will also introduce the “Death Café” concept and test its usefulness for ourselves.
Module 3: Why Resilience? Wednesday 11th Jan 6-8pm TBC
Course Summary: TBC
Module 4: What's Next? Wednesday 18th Jan 6-8pm TBC
If you enjoy art and crafts but have coordination difficulties or any other physical challenges, this could be the course for you! This second offer of our card design course is offered in two shorter sessions, with a spacious setting, and a supportive environment. All welcome.
The festive season is a complicated and sometimes stressful period for our mental health, in part due to the additional expenses we incur.
This course will allow you to make some unique Christmas cards and explore some creative techniques that you can use and apply at home. It will enable you to take part in focused creative activities that will help to reduce stress and anxiety, while generating some cost-free, personalised cards for your loved ones!