Recovery College Courses

Our courses are all designed to support you to develop positive lifestyles and choices.

If the demand is high enough for a particular course, we may add additional dates. If you are on the waiting list for a course, you will be contacted to inform you of the new dates.

*Please note – you must complete a Registration Form  and make an appointment to meet with a member of staff before you can enrol on any of the courses.*

Developing Self-Esteem: 9 hour course over 3 sessions  

This course is designed for individuals experiencing low levels of self-esteem who may not value themselves or their opinions. This course will help to increase levels of self-esteem by encouraging thought and behaviour change.
Session 1: Thursday 17th January 2019 11-2pm
Session 2: Thursday 24th January 2019 11-2pm
Session 3: Thursday 31st January 2019 11-2pm

Cultivating Mindfulness: 8 hour course over 4 sessions  

It is not always possible to avoid stress but we can learn to cope with its negative effects. This course will teach participants how to use mindfulness techniques such as breathing, visualisation and meditation.
Session 1: Friday 1st February  2019 11-1pm
Session 2: Friday 8th
 February 2019  11-1pm
Session 3: Friday 15th February 2019 11-1pm
Session 4: Friday 22nd February 2019 11-1pm

Coping Strategies for Stress and Anxiety: 8 hour course over 4 sessions

The course will include elements of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction model (MBSR) developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, and is specifically for people with high levels of stress and anxiety.
Session 1: Thursday 28th February  11-1pm
Session 2: Thursday 7th March 11-1pm
Session 3: Thursday 14th March 11-1pm
Session 4: Thursday 21st March 11-1pm

Managing Depression and Anxiety: 4 hour course over 2 sessions

This course is designed to enable people with mild-moderate depression and anxiety to develop their life skills. Participants will learn to identify the link between their thoughts, feelings and behaviours, as well as having the opportunity to learn and practice new strategies.
Course 1
Session 1: Friday 25th January 11-1pm
Session 2: Friday 1st February 11-1pm
Course 2
Session 1: Friday 22nd March 11-1pm
Session 2: Friday 29th March 11-1pm

Understanding Your Anger*: 12 hour course over 3 sessions

This course is designed for people who recognise that their anger is having a negative impact on their own lives, or those around them. It will provide an opportunity for participants to begin to understand their own feelings and triggers.

* Please note that due the very long waiting list for this course, we are not accepting any new referrals for this course until further notice.

Becoming More Confident, Assertive and Positive: 6 hour course over three sessions 

Being assertive, confident and positive can help us feel good about ourselves and make our life easier.  This course will help you understand what we mean by ‘confidence, assertiveness and positivity’ and will give you the tools to develop these skills for yourself.
Session 1: Becoming Assertive – Wednesday 6th February 1.30-3.30pm
Session 2: Becoming Confident – Wednesday 13th February 1.30-3.30pm
Session 3: Becoming Positive – Wednesday 20th February 1.30-3.30pm

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