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.

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) - Wednesday 2 February 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

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
4hrs or 2 x 2hr sessions (online)
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 9 February 2022, 10am-12noon & 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
4hrs or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Understanding Trauma

This course will provide an understanding of how trauma can be triggered during stressful events. Dr Bruce Perry’s ‘Three R’s: Regulate, Relate and Reason’ provides a framework for service users and service providers that uses calm connection as a means to improve the experience of service access and a foundation for effective collaborative problem solving.

Duration
4hrs or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Thursday 24 February 2022, 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
4hr or 2x 2hr sessions (online)
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 1 March 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Strong Social & Emotional Wellbeing

This workshop provides students with the cultural understanding required to deliver mental health services within a social and emotional wellbeing framework. This is course is open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous students.

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

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 2 March & Thursday 3 March 2022, 9.30-11.30am and 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 4 & 11 March 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Practising Assertiveness

People often confuse assertiveness with self-confidence. While self-confidence is important, the times we most need to be assertive are often when we are not feeling confident.

Duration
4hrs or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Physical and Mental Health

This workshop builds understanding about the relationship between physical and mental health. Learn how improving physical health can have a positive impact on your mental health. This program will include practical advice about the benefits of exercise and good nutrition to support you to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Duration
4hr or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 15 March 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

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
4hrs or 2x 2hr sessions (online)
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 23 March 2022, 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
4hrs or 2x 2hr sessions
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Wednesday 30 March 2022, 10am-12noon & 1-3pm

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Most of us know firsthand that sleep affects our mental state. This workshop aims to help students understand how sleep (or lack of it) affects our mental wellbeing and to learn some techniques to improve the quality of their sleep.

Duration
2h
Locations & Dates

Online (Zoom) - Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10am-12pm

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a specialist two day program that provides students with the knowledge and skills to assist young people experiencing a mental health crisis.

Duration
2d
Locations & Dates

Auburn (Professional Teachers' Council) - Thursday 7 April & Friday 8 April 2022, 9am-4.30pm