Workshops & Programs

All Recovery College workshops & programs are co-designed and co-delivered by specialist educators and peer educators with lived experience of mental health conditions.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals developing a mental health condition or experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is delivered by an indigenous trainer.

Duration
2d
Locations & Dates

Mt Druitt - Monday 12 & Tuesday 13 November, 9am-4pm - FULLY BOOKED

Writing for Wellbeing

In this four-part workshop series, students will learn about using writing as a self-care tool. This series will encourage confidence in students' own personal style and will unlock their own unique writing ability. It will build on this skill-set to empower and encourage wellbeing.

Duration
2-4pm
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 12 September, 2pm-4pm

Blacktown - Wednesday 19 September, 2pm-4pm

Blacktown - Wednesday 10 October, 2pm-4pm

Blacktown - Wednesday 31 October, 2pm-4pm

Introduction to Peer Work

This program introduces students to core principles and essential knowledge of mental health peer work. Students will learn about the peer work role and what makes peer workers unique, learn about the importance of personal recovery, and build their skills to provide peer support to enhance a person's recovery.

Duration
5 full days
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta - 3 October, 8 October, 19 October, 29 October, & 5 November 2018, 9am-5pm

Understanding Depression

What is depression? This program builds understanding of depression and how it impacts on individuals, their carers and families. The program also explores recovery, coping strategies and self-management techniques.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Auburn (Arabic) - Tuesday 9 October, 10am-2pm

Parramatta - Thursday 18 October, 10am-2pm - FULLY BOOKED

Older Person Mental Health First Aid

Older Person Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program that provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist older people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Duration
2d
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta - Thursday 11 & Friday 12 October, 9.30am-3.30pm - FULLY BOOKED

North Parramatta - Thursday 22 & Friday 23 November, 9.30am-3.30pm - FULLY BOOKED

Working Together

This is a two day cultural competence workshop which will provide understanding, knowledge and skills to assist workers in community and support services to commence the journey to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is course is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

Duration
2d
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - 22 & 23 October, 9am-5pm - FULLY BOOKED

Blacktown - 19 & 20 November, 9am-5pm

Understanding Anxiety

What is anxiety? This program builds understanding of anxiety and how it impacts on individuals, their carers and families. The program also explores recovery, self-management strategies and other techniques that provide practical assistance to those living with anxiety.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Auburn (Arabic) - Tuesday 23 October, 10am-2pm

Parramatta - Wednesday 28 November, 10am-2pm

Self Care

Self care is becoming one of the most important ways that people can manage their mental health. This workshop will promote using self care techniques as part of mental health recovery. Students will learn practical skills to engage in self care activities, to develop a daily self care routine, and to role model self care to others.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 24 October, 10am-2pm

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) is a 2-day interactive workshop in suicide first aid where participants learn to recognise when someone may be at risk of suicide and respond in ways that help increase their immediate safety and link them to further help.

Duration
2d
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta - Thursday 25 & Friday 26 October, 9.30am-4.30pm - FULLY BOOKED

Understanding Personality Disorders

This workshop is an introduction to understanding personality disorders. It looks at the history, prevalence and types of mental health conditions that are called personality disorders, and helps students to understand what it is like to live with these conditions. Supports and treatments will be discussed along with key principles of self-care and self-management strategies.

Duration
6 hours
Locations & Dates

Parramatta - Tuesday 6 November, 10am-4pm - FULLY BOOKED

Understanding Problem Gambling

What is problem gambling? Most people are able to gamble for fun and entertainment. However, for some individuals, gambling can take over their lives in devastating ways. This workshop will help students gain an understanding of problem gambling, and how a socially acceptable activity can potentially cause so much adversity for some individuals and their families. It also explores self-management strategies and supports for people experiencing problem gambling.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Auburn - Thursday 8 November, 10am-2pm

Effective Communication Skills

This program builds understanding of the skills of assertiveness and why being able to speak up clearly about what you need and what is important to you matters. Assertiveness is a life skill that can assist with recovery and is an empowerment tool. This workshop includes practical skills and exercises to develop your assertiveness skills and how to use them effectively.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Auburn (Arabic) - Tuesday 13 November, 10am-2pm

Mindfulness

Many people find mindfulness an effective approach to support their mental health recovery.

Duration
2h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 14 November, 10am-12pm

Auburn - Wednesday 5 December, 10am-12pm

LGBTIQ Introduction to Self-Advocacy

This workshop focuses on self-advocacy principles, decisions and actions, and the relationship between self-advocacy, identity and personal recovery, with a specific focus on LGBTIQ experiences and issues. It explores a framework for analysing self-advocacy situations and approaches to planning, finding supports, and accessing LGBTIQ and other advocacy resources. The workshop provides opportunities to apply learning to relevant situations in a supportive environment.

Duration
6 hours
Locations & Dates

Parramatta - Thursday 15 November, 10am-4pm

End of Year Event

Save the date! Our end of year event for 2018 will be on 17 December at the Community Room, West Point, Blacktown.

Duration
3h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Monday 17 December, 12.30pm-3.30pm