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January Course Dates

Here is our Recovery College programme for January 2020

Starting in January...

Write to Recovery – Begins Monday 13th January, 2pm-4pm for 8 weeks. This course gives you the opportunity to meet with others interested in how writing can help mental health recovery. It is a writing group, but the emphasis will be on mutual respect, confidentiality and ensuring we create a positive environment.

Taking Control – begins on Tuesday 14th January, 2pm-4pm. This 8-week course will help you gain key knowledge about how to tackle and respond to issues and demands that we face in our everyday lives. As a group, we explore how we can notice and change unhelpful thinking styles and identify why we feel as we do. Gain new life skills in a practical and friendly environment.

Discovering Mindfulness – Beginning on Thursday 16th January, 10am-12pm. This 8-week course is an opportunity to learn about and experience mindfulness in a group setting. This course looks at the supporting evidence and encourages discussion in relation to mindfulness.

Connect – Our next Connect course starts on Monday 27th January, with an information session on Monday 20th January at Mindspace from 10am – 12pm. The course runs for 16 weeks, Monday and Tuesday mornings and provides an opportunity for participants to form social connections, build confidence, rediscover strengths and consider their next steps, as well as working towards 3 SQA units in Personal Development at Level 4. It is aimed at anyone who has lived experience of mental ill health who is looking to take their next steps.

Understanding Pain – Monday 27th January, 2pm-4pm. Modern medical approaches to chronic pain have not been dramatically successful. Therefore, it is generally assumed that chronic pain will never go away, so the best we can do is to cope with it. Scientific advances in understanding the brain reveal that many times the pain is literally "in the brain." This one-off session is an opportunity to learn a bit more about the process of pain in relation to the mind body connection.

We also have several ongoing classes which are now fully subscribed:

PDA (PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AWARD SQF LEVEL 7) – Wednesdays, 9.30am-12.30pm. This 24-week PDA will equip candidates with the knowledge, skills and values necessary to carry out the role of a Peer Support Worker. It was developed by the Scottish Recovery Network and is accredited by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

Our regular social groups are running from Friday 10th January:

YourSpace Social Group – Fridays, 2pm-4pm. The weekly social group gives you a chance to meet and share experiences with your peers in a safe environment.

CAFÉ CONNECTIONS @Blend – Fridays 11am. Meet and share experiences with your peers and a Peer Support Worker in the local community.

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