Thank you for joining our Recovery Journey in 2019

We would like to thank all of you who joined Western Sydney Recovery College in 2019 and made our workshops and programs part of your journey to mental health recovery and learning!

Speaking with our educators at the end of this year, the overwhelming theme that has come up from hearing the stories and experiences of students is that of resilience. By sharing our stories with each other, we can share our strengths and inspire others through our resilience whatever we are facing.

We know that the festive season can sometimes be difficult to navigate, so we have put together some suggestions for self-care and a reminder of the services you can contact if you need assistance during the holiday period.

Finally, we are excited to announce that our Term 1 2020 Course Guide is now available and the schedule is also on our website. You can start enrolling now!

Please note the WSRC office will be closed from close of business Thursday 19 December and will reopen on Monday 6 January 2020.

Staying well during the holiday season

We know that the holiday season can be a stressful and sometimes lonely time for people. Making small-talk at the table with friends, family, and new acquaintances can be hard, especially if you aren’t feeling your best.

We’d like to point you towards a few resources that you might find useful.

Holiday tips – Staying well in the festive season

How to connect to friends who are depressed

8 Quick and Easy Meditation techniques to calm your mind

Western Sydney specific services that are available for 24 hours a day:

  • Connections Western Sydney Helpline 1300 096 273 – telephone counselling service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through the holiday season
  • MindGuide can be used to locate services in your area can be accessed at
  • Clevertar is an app that will help people learn about managing their anxiety and depression. It’s free from the App Store or Google Play, just use the code word ‘wentwest’ to access it.

Don’t forget you can refer to these links and others on our Where to get help page and this great list on Beyond Blue too. If you need help, we encourage you to reach out to these services.