News & Events

New Program: Introduction to Peer Work

This new program delivered in partnership with the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is designed to give students an introduction to the skills and knowledge of mental health peer work without the stress of assessment.

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WSRC supported IDAHOBIT 2018 in Parramatta

On 17 May 2018, WSRC participated in an event Ending Homophobia in Parramatta to support the 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT).

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Student Rights & Responsibilities

The mission of the Western Sydney Recovery College is to educate and inspire the broader community about mental health, to facilitate recovery, and to empower students to learn and grow in a safe and respectful environment.

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Focus Group Evaluation

If you are someone who has attended a Western Sydney Recovery College workshop, you are probably aware that we have an evaluation questionnaire that is completed in class which gives us valuable feedback about the future of the college.

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Ready to start your Recovery Journey in 2018?

We are back for 2018 and taking enrolments for Term 1 which is running from January to mid-April. Enrolments have already started coming in, so if you are keen to join a workshop please enrol early to secure a place.

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Expression of Interest: Join The Student Voice

The Western Sydney Recovery College is looking to form a student advisory group, The Student Voice, which will help provide expert advice to support the development, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation of the Western Sydney Recovery College.  The group will consist of consumers, carers, family members, community members, and mental health workers who are previous or current students of WSRC.

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Seasons’ Greetings & Office Closure

Please note the Western Sydney Recovery College office will be closed from close of business Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 9 January 2018. Any enquiries and enrolments will be responded to on our return to the office.

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Finding your way to Self Advocacy

On Friday 15 December 2017 Western Sydney Recovery College held an end of semester event at Blacktown to thank all those who had taken part during the several months that the new team have been running the Recovery College.

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Expression of Interest – Peer Educators

Western Sydney Recovery College is looking for Peer Educators to join our team of educators.  The recovery college is based on a co-production model and delivers co-designed workshops across the Western Sydney Region. The Peer Educator’s role is to co-develop and co-deliver workshops with Professional Educators. Applicants from CALD and LGBTQI communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Self Advocacy & Celebration

All students, educators and advisory group members are invited to join us for a guest presentation and celebratory lunch on Friday 15 December.

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Wellness Walk is back for its fifth year!

This walk is a fantastic opportunity for you to get out for a walk, increase your physical activity while showing your support for people living with mental illness, their families and carers.

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Staff Update: New Recovery College Manager

Julie Miller comes to the Recovery College with over twenty years of experience working in mental health.  She was instrumental in establishing the One Door Mental Health pilot college at Chatswood and the college recently established in South West Sydney.  Julie has qualifications in psychology and special education, mental health recovery, training and counselling.  She has worked as a trainer for the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and for the last fifteen years as a practice advisor in mental health services including Partners in Recovery (PIR). Julie is really enthusiastic to be working in this innovative model of supporting people on their recovery journey.

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Staff Update: New Engagement Officer

Bridget has recently joined the team as the Engagement Officer. Bridget has previously worked for One Door as a peer worker and is also a Mental Health Educator. Her background is in youth mental health and she is currently studying a Masters in Social Work.

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Follow us on Facebook!

Western Sydney Recovery College now has a Facebook page. This will help us to engage with the community and promote our programs and courses, as well as the Recovery College ethos, to a social media audience. We hope to start building a broader following from the Western Sydney area through the different mediums we are using for communication.

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Western Sydney Recovery College Launch Day

Western Sydney Recovery College is holding a launch in the last week of June to promote our Semester 2 programs. The Recovery College's friendly team will be available to answer all your questions about Recovery College programs, how to enrol and what is involved.

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Enrolments Now Open For Semester 2

Western Sydney Recovery College has released its Semester 2 program. Recovery College is offering a large range of mental health educative courses and workshops in locations across western Sydney at Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Parramatta and Auburn. Our course include programs to better understand mental health conditions and practical skills to support individuals and their family members and carers in recovery. Call 02 9854 5541 for more information or email us at wsydneyrecoverycollege@onedoor.org.au.

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One Door and Western Sydney Recovery College

One Door Mental Health is delighted to announce that it is delivering the Western Sydney Recovery College service and programs from 1 July 2017. We will be offering an expanded range of courses in a four locations across western Sydney. One of our new programs is the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work which will commence in October 2017. Mental Health Co-ordinating Council is our RTO who will deliver this program. Individuals interested in this course are encouraged to attend a “Get Qualified” information session prior to enrolling. Western Sydney Recovery College is an initiative of the Western Sydney PHN, Wentwest. All courses are co-designed and co-delivered by educators with lived experience and educators with clinical or professional experience to give a shared voice and understanding of mental health. All courses are open to people with lived experience of a mental health condition, their carers, family members and to workers and volunteers in the mental health and community sectors.

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