The Western Trust Recovery College offers free courses and workshops that support people to better understand and manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing.
All courses are written and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health issues in partnership with those who have professional experience and knowledge. The College strives to promote hope and self-awareness; increase understanding of particular conditions and treatments; and encourages self-management with an emphasis on taking back control.
Our free courses are open to all – those who use services, people with mental health issues whether diagnosed or otherwise, carers and supporters, students, health professionals – in fact anyone who is interested in good mental health.
We usually operate in 4 locations within the Trust area: Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen, Omagh and Strabane, and we work hard to make the College friendly and informal, and a place where we support and learn from each other.
Recovery College Reaching Out Campaign
Reaching Out Campaign – Introduction
Week 1 – What is anxiety?
What is anxiety? – Flora’s Story
Question Video – What is anxiety?
Answering Your Questions – What is anxiety? – Click Here to View
Week 2 – Staying Connected
Staying Connected – Kate’s Story
Dr. Catrin Gabriel, Staying Connected
Dr. Catrin Gabriel, Review of Comments and Suggestions – Staying Connected – Click Here to View
Week 3 – Seeking Support for your Mental Health
Service User Story – Seeking Support for your Mental Health
Seeking Support for your Mental Health
Seeking Support for your Mental Health – Answering your Questions – Click here to view
Week 4 – Understanding Self Compassion
Eva’s Story – Understanding Self Compassion
Bernadette Doherty, Peer Volunteer – Understanding Self Compassion
Week 5 – Five Steps to Wellbeing
Sarah Crawford, Occupational Therapist
Week 6 Coping Strategies
Answering Your Questions – Coping Strategies
Joanne Heavern – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Spring 2021 Prospectus
Creating Wellness In Winter
Tapestry Weaving with Emma
Rocking Reindeer Craft with Melanie
Cheesy Bean Crunch with Olive
Creating Wellness in Autumn
Video 2 – Tin Craft Art
Video 3 – Leaf Art
Journaling for Wellness
What is Depression?
Understanding the Cycle of Depression
What is Anxiety?
The Cycle of Anxiety
What is Mindfulness?
Living Well with Bipolar
Getting Back on Track
Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
Food and Mood
Click on the image above to view Finding Hope, the Western Trust Recovery College’s guide to help and support for mental health and wellbeing in the Trust area.
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- Further Resources
- Recovery Stories
About Our Courses
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