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
4 hours
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 29 January 2020, 10am-2pm

Effective Communication Skills

This program builds understanding of the skills of assertiveness and why being able to speak up clearly about what you need and what is important to you matters. Assertiveness is a life skill that can assist with recovery and is an empowerment tool. This workshop includes practical skills and exercises to develop your assertiveness skills and how to use them effectively.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 5 February 2020, 10am-2pm

Practising Assertiveness

This workshop will give students the opportunity to use communication techniques which will help in expressing thoughts and feelings in a direct and respectful manner. Students will explore and practise the differences between passive, assertive and aggressive communication to ensure effective communication with friends, family, colleagues and organisations.

Duration
4h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Blacktown - Wednesday 19 February 2020, 10am-2pm

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

Blacktown - Wednesday 26 February 2020, 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

Blacktown - Wednesday 18 March 2020, 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

Blacktown - Wednesday 25 March 2020, 10am-2pm

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
4h
Locations & Dates

Blacktown - Wednesday 8 April 2020, 10am-2pm