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 2021

Term 4 will start in early October 2021! October is Mental Health Month, so look out for more about our workshops, any additional events and opportunities to Tune In.

Duration
Locations & Dates

Online and Face-to-Face - October-December 2021

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) - Tuesday 5 October 2021, 10am-12noon & 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 2.5hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesdays 5, 12, 19 & 26 October 2021, 10am-12:30pm

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) - Wednesday 27 October 2021, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Understanding Eating Disorders

Eating disorders can affect people of all ages, backgrounds, and body shapes and sizes. This program builds understanding of eating disorders, how they impact psychological and physical health and how best to support recovery.

Duration
2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 3 November 2021, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Domestic Violence & Mental Health

This workshop explores the mental health needs of victims and survivors of domestic violence. The workshop draws upon up-to-date research domestic violence, mental health and the lived experiences of survivors and their supporters. By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of what domestic violence is, who it affects, the mental health impacts and how to support people suffering from these impacts.

Duration
4x 2hr sessions over 2 days
Locations & Dates

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

Mindfulness

Most of us often feel overloaded, stressed and feel under pressure. It is very easy to get into a spiral and be stuck in our usual automatic reactions (even if they’re not helpful). Mindfulness is an integrative, mind-body based approach that helps people to manage their thoughts and feelings and mental health.

Duration
2hrs
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesdays 10 & 17 November 2021, 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) - Tuesday 16 November 2021, 10am-12noon and 1-3pm

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 23 & 30 November, 7 & 14 December 2021, 10am-12noon

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 students 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

Auburn (Professional Teachers' Council) - DETAILS BEING FINALISED - Thursday 2 & Friday 3 December 2021, 9am-4.30pm

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
4hr or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 9 December 2021, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm