Our free recovery college courses focus on helping you recognise and make use of your talents and resources.
We aim to assist you in exploring your possibilities and developing your skills, to allow you to manage your own life.
The five principles of our recovery college courses are:
- Make sense of and find meaning in what has happened in your life
- Become an expert in your own self-care
- Build a new sense of self and purpose in life
- Discover your own resourcefulness and potential
- Pursue your aspirations and goals.
Everyone’s road to recovery is different, as individual as the person who is on that journey.
There are no rules of recovery, no right or wrong answers or feelings.
Recovery is about growth and re-establishing identity. It includes reducing isolation, challenging stigma, and facing the difficulties that mental health can present.
Our recovery college courses are open to all, including carers, family, friends, staff and professionals.
Courses take place in several locations, to make it easy to find one near to you.
The courses on offer change from term to term. For details of our Summer 2022 courses, please see below.
Courses are free, but spaces may be limited, so if you are interested, please Enrol Today.
Or, if you have any questions, just Get in Touch – we would love to hear from you.
New Horizons – Course Content Summer ’22
New Horizons – Bridgend Course Content Spring ’22
Summer 2022 Recovery College Courses
Anger Management – Know how own emotions relate to behaviour. Know that anger can be used in a positive manner and used in a negative manner. Know external and internal changes that happen to our bodies when we become angry. Be able to use an anger management technique. Know how to respond to situations using passive, aggressive or assertive behaviour. Know the possible consequences of aggressive, passive and assertive behaviour.
Confidence Building – Know about confidence. Know how communication skills can contribute to improving confidence. Know about decision-making and associated emotions and feelings. Know how having goals/targets can increase confidence.
Managing Anxiety – Understand the terms ‘anxiety’ and ‘panic attack’. Know causes of anxiety. Know symptoms of anxiety. Understand how anxiety can affect the individual and the individual’s friends and family. Understand how different ways of thinking and behaving can affect anxiety. Understand how anxiety can be managed
Mental Health & Wellbeing – Understand the concept of mental health and wellbeing. Understand how different factors affect mental health and wellbeing. Understand how stereotyping impacts on mental health and wellbeing. Understand where to get support and help.
Psychology – Identify some components of ‘active listening’. Identify some sources of stress and appropriate techniques for its release. Identify some elements of body language and its meaning. Identify some common physical symptoms and their psychological causes.