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18/09/2021

Western Trust 'Recovery College' launches free courses on mental health and well being

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The Western Health and Social Care Trust’s Recovery College has this week launched their Autumn 2018 prospectus with details of their range of free educational courses and workshops which are all designed to promote mental health well-being and recovery.
All the courses are written and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health issues alongside those with professional experience and knowledge, with the aim of helping people tap into their personal resilience and resourcefulness; become experts in their own self-care and improve work towards achieving their goals and ambitions. The College continues to expand their curriculum and this term new courses include Managing Difficult Emotions, Towards Wellness and Recovery, and Introducing and Exploring Mindfulness. This term also sees the College partner with the CAWT iRecovery project, which aims to establish a cross Border Mental Health Recovery College Network between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The project commences with the delivery of courses across Co. Donegal from September onwards.  This is a project supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body. Courses are open to all - those who use services, staff, carers and members of the general public and are free of charge. Registration for the courses is essential and anyone who would like to register or find out more information is welcome to come along to the enrolment session at the Central Library, Derry, Tuesday 11 September, 11am-1pm. Registration can also be completed online. Please visit:  www.westerntrust.hscni.net  

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