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.

Introduction to Self-Advocacy

The Introduction to Self-Advocacy Workshop is designed to develop students’ understanding of self-advocacy, how self-advocacy relates to personal recovery and the key principles that guide self-advocacy decisions and actions. Students will have the opportunity to apply this learning to relevant situations in a supportive environment.

Duration
6h
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta (One Door Mental Health) - Wednesday 20 April 2022, 10am-4pm

Self-Advocacy Skills

This workshop will build on and extends students' learning from Introduction to Self-Advocacy. The Self-Advocacy Skills workshop is designed to extend students’ understanding of self-advocacy, how self-advocacy relates to personal recovery and the key principles that guide self-advocacy decisions and actions. The workshop draws on a framework for analysing self-advocacy situations and approaches to planning, finding supports and accessing resources. Students will have the opportunity to apply their learning to relevant situations in a supportive environment.

Duration
6h
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta (One Door Mental Health) - Wednesday 4 May 2022, 10am-4pm

Being a Peer Advocate

Organisations want people with lived experience of mental health issues, families and carers to work together to improve services. This course provides information about what is involved, and the rights and responsibilities of being on a committee or advisory panel. Students will learn how to constructively participate and become active members of the consultation process.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Parramatta (Holiday Inn) - Wednesday 18 May 2022, 10am-2pm

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

Auburn (Arabic) (Professional Teachers' Council) - Thursday 23 June 2022, 10am-2pm

Presentation Skills Training

Would you like to learn how to talk to groups about mental health? This might be a formal or informal presentation to a carers group, a committee, a student group or in an organisation. This three-part workshop series will give students the skills to speak in front of a group of people and write short presentations. Students will also learn how to consider the audience, purpose and context in developing such presentations.

Duration
3x 4hr sessions
Locations & Dates

North Parramatta (One Door Mental Health) - Thursdays 9 June, 16 June & 23 June 2022, 10am-2pm