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 3 2020

We will be adding further workshops to our Term 3 schedule as we go along.

Duration
Locations & Dates

Online and Face-to-Face (if restrictions are eased) - July-September 2020

Becoming Resilient

When faced with adversity in life, how do we cope or adapt? Why do some people seem to bounce back from tragic events or loss much more quickly than others? Why do some people seem to get "stuck" in a point in their life, without the ability to move forward?

Duration
3x 1.5hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursdays 23 & 30 July, & Tuesday 4 August 2020, 10am-11.30am

Let’s Get Moving

We know that getting up and moving is good for us but we still put off doing it.  Now that we are all being asked to stay at home doesn't this mean we have even better reasons to stay off the couch? This course takes you through some activities you can do in a restricted space while we are all physically isolating. Using a combination of videos and class time we look at what you can do in a restricted space and then look at ways we can remind ourselves that moving is a good idea.

Duration
2x 1hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesdays 29 July & 5 August 2020, 3-4pm

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) - Tuesdays 4 August & 11 August, 10am-12noon

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
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 11 August, Wednesday 12 August, 10am-12noon

Working Together

This cultural competence workshop 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
4x 2hr sessions over 2 days
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 19 August & Thursday 20 August, 9.30-11.30am and 1-3pm

Understanding Bipolar

People who experience Bipolar disorder may have extreme mood swings which can range from highly energised, impulsive euphoria (sometimes to the point of having delusions and hallucinations) to extreme depression and to remission in a mostly unpredictable pattern.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 25 August 2020, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Creativity for Wellbeing

In this four part online workshop series, students will explore how creative processes can support mindfulness practice and promote wellbeing throughout recovery. Through interactive discussion and take-home exercises, this series will challenge what ‘being creative’ means and build the confidence of individuals to explore their own creative potential.

Duration
4x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesdays 2, 9, 16 & 23 September 2020, 10am-12noon

Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural and normal response to loss. Loss in a person’s life can be the loss of a loved one, a job, a relationship or a lifestyle. Everyone experiences loss and grieves in their own way. This workshop will not only be about bereavement, students will also learn about theories of grief, different types of loss, coping strategies and what life can look like beyond bereavement.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 17 September 2020, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

Understanding Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia, like many mental health conditions, is often misunderstood, stigmatised, and portrayed in popular culture in negative ways. This workshop aims to help people living with schizophrenia and their families, friends and carers to better understand what a diagnosis of schizophrenia means, how to manage it and how to support recovery.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 23 September and Friday 25 September, 1-3pm