Trust launches free Recovery Courses designed with help of former mental patients

Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:20 -- Editor

The Western Health and Social Care Trust’s (Western Trust) Recovery College has this week launched their Autumn 2020 prospectus which details their new timetable offering courses in Derry/Londonderry, Enniskillen, Omagh and Strabane. 

As always, the Recovery College aims to support people to better understand and manage their mental health and emotional wellbeing by offering a range of courses that have been coproduced by people with lived experience of mental health issues alongside those with professional experience and knowledge.

Courses continue to be free and 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.  

Owing to current guidelines on Covid-19, class sizes will unfortunately be somewhat reduced, however the College has been working hard to develop open access online content to compliment the ‘face to face’ courses. These bite-size videos will be available on the Recovery College page on the Western Trust website.

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.

The term commences Monday 28th Sept, 2020 and registration for the courses is essential.  Anyone who would like to register or find out more information please contact the Recovery College Tel: 028 82833291.

The prospectus can be viewed and registration also completed online. Please visit: www.westerntrust.hscni.net