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.

Term 4 2020

Term 4 starts in October! We will again be adding and updating some workshops as we go along.

Duration
Locations & Dates

Online and Face-to-Face (if restrictions are eased) - October-December 2020

Writing for Wellbeing

In this four part online 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
4x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesdays 13, 20, 27 October & 3 November 2020, 10am-12noon

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
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 15 October 2020, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

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
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 27 October & Thursday 29 October 2020, 10am-12noon

Building Self-Confidence

This program focuses on the theoretical and practical ways to build self-confidence and self-esteem. Self-confidence can help in the recovery process and empower individuals to take active ownership of their journey and help them engage fully in all aspects of their life. This program involves a mixture of practical sessions and education to integrate learning and allow students to practice skills that can be utilised in their individual lives.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 5 November 2020, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Self-Care

Recovery depends on all the people involved – people living with mental health issues, workers, and carers, family and friends – being as strong and resilient as possible.  When there are lots of demands and stressors, it is very easy to neglect the things that can help us feel strong and resilient. Self-care is becoming one of the most important ways that people can manage their mental health.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesdays 11 & 18 November, 10am-12noon

Effective Communication Skills

A specially updated version of Effective Communication Skills to include online communications, this workshop series will introduce students to the ways in which we sometimes change how we communicate in an online context and how to ensure we are communicating effectively in an online setting.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 19 November 2020, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Home Sweet Home: Reorganising Your Home

This workshop is intended for people and their families or significant others and service providers working with people affected by hoarding disorders.

Duration
3x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 24 November, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm; & Wednesday 25 November 2020, 10am-12noon