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Because each life lost
is one too many
In less than 45mins
this FREE online course can give you the skills and confidence to have a life-saving conversation.
Has printable certificate of completion
The Mental Health Forum also
delivers this free Suicide Awareness Training via zoom.
Facilitated by people with actual lived experience of suicidal crisis
and has an additonal 'Café Conversation' element.
Dates every 4-8 weeks
Information here is directly placed by SOUTHERN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE TRUST
To directly contact the Recovery & Wellness College or to register online
CLICK HERE to download your own copy
of the Recovery & Wellness College's NEW
booklet of Personal stories and expression.
Recovery - My Life, My Way Forward
Edition 2 (launched June 2018)
The college provides an innovative shared learning environment for all persons over the age of 16. The college is at the heart of our trust-wide commitment to Recovery. Recovery means the process through which people find ways to live meaningful lives, with or without the ongoing symptoms of their condition. It is a personal journey of discovery that involves making sense of and finding meaning in what has happened, becoming an expert in your own self-care, building a new sense of self and purpose and discovering your own resourcefulness.
The college courses and workshops are co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, mental health practitioners and carers. Courses and workshops are open to people with lived experience and staff from all services and departments across the Trust in order for everyone to learn from each other. Students are treated as equals and play a role alongside staff running and leading sessions at the college.
The college follows an adult education model and aims to deliver a responsive, peer- led education and training curriculum of Recovery focused courses and workshops. We aim to promote opportunities for the Recovery and social inclusion of people with lived experience of mental health challenges. The college offers a range of courses and workshops that we hope will help you discover and realise your potential, focus on the skills and strengths you have, then explore the choices you have.
We want students to have a say in what works for them, have a voice, be heard, and realise the choices in their Recovery journey. We are constantly developing a curriculum of Recovery courses and workshops for the college and we hope you will find something that interests you
Courses within the Recovery College are free to all participants. The courses however will have limited places available. The Recovery College is open to all – service users, staff, carers and members of the general public.
The Recovery College Team