Supporting mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Recovery College Updated – 22nd of May
Another week of lockdown completed, with a slight reduction in restrictions starting next week. Small steps to keep us all safe.
We are very pleased with the response from students to our online course options. Most current courses finish next week. Please decide what your next course will be. Film Forum, looking at archive documentaries and chatting with film producer Richard Warden or Listening & Empathy with Karen Krawczyk.
This week on Tuesday Zoomday we welcomed author and poet Caroline Johnstone – it was a fascinating discussion and we are sure it will inspire many more Recovery College poets. We are compiling a book of all the poems that are submitted to us.
It is Mental Health Awareness week with the theme – Be kind.
Our Creative Recovery Course students made positive messages on driftwood and Lainey kindly installed it in Irvine along the shore and Jeanette did an installation in Troon. See the video ‘Drift on By’ #Bekind. The beautiful music is by Michelle Connelly from her album ‘Dileas’
The images will soon also be part of a virtual exhibition for Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, www.mhfestival.com
Here are some simple acts of kindness:
Call a friend who you haven’t spoken with in a while
Post a card or letter to someone you are out of touch with
Send flowers to a friend, out of the blue
Find out if a neighbour needs help with shopping
Ring someone who is on their own, or maybe video call them
Send someone a handwritten note
Tell your family how much you appreciate them
Help with household chores
Offer to help an elderly or vulnerable neighbour
Check on someone you know who is going through a tough time