Join us for a session led by Molly with Louise Hastie, our Peer Support Peer Volunteer, whilst Louise talks about her experience of attending the Scottish Recovery Network Course Peer 2 Peer. She will talk about her experience as a student doing the course, as well as her experience as being the Peer Pal on the course. Molly will go in depth about what the course entails and what you could gain from attending this.
Discover your creative side! Join us for a one off session for an exploration to show how creativity can be part of your recovery journey.
Breaking the Silence
Come join us for a 2 part special of ‘Breaking the Silence’ on Mental Health. Prior to each session, 2 short TED Talks with a common theme relating to Mental Health & Wellbeing will be available to view. Then join us on Zoom to discuss the themes & topics raised.
Hosted by our own Creative Arts Peer Trainer Volunteer Claire Dalziel & Supported by Recovery College Team.
Together let’s start a Conversation & Break the Silence. Zoom session will also include short video clips.
Mini RAP (Recovery Action Plan)
Taking some key concepts from the Wellness and Recovery Action Plan, Molly will be hosting a session to help you to develop your own Mini RAP.
This session will include looking at Daily Maintenance Plan, Wellness Tool Box, Hope and many more concepts!
Zen and the Art of Photography: An intro to Mindful Photography
A course for those who are interested in using photography as a way of practicing mindfulness.
Evidence supports the use of photography in the context of self exploration, communication, creative expression and personal development.
There is a long tradition of using photography as a therapeutic tool that can help people increase self knowledge and develop their self esteem. It can be empowering and help people become more resilient.
Participants will learn how to use photography to incorporate a mindfulness approach into their daily life. The process of taking a picture provides an opportunity to:
be present in the moment
be attentive to your mind
connect with your thoughts and emotions.
Developing a mindful approach to photography will help you become more connected with yourself and your environment, as well help you take better and more meaningful photographs.
You don’t need any technical experience or special photographic equipment to take part. All you need is a desire to learn and access to a mobile phone with a camera function.
Poetry with Caroline Johnstone
Writing can help us express our stories in a new way, heal and move forward. You don’t need any previous writing experience to get involved – and don’t let school experience deter you!
Each day of the course we will poems and use them to inspire our own writing. Students will be encouraged to share ideas and their writing. There’s no pressure to do that, it’s hoped that the supportive feedback will encourage everyone to do so.
Please bring paper and a pen or pencil each week.
Personality by Colours
An introduction to the Insights Discovery Programme. Discover whether your personality preference is more red, blue, green or yellow. What does it mean? Who else is similar to you? How do you communicate with your opposite ‘type’?
Mental Health on Film
A taster for monthly events in the autumn. This session will include clips and chat about films that will be made available for viewing ahead of time. Prepare to be entertained and inspired by the films you will watch, and by the conversation about them.
Co-hosted by Claire
Dalziel, Creative Arts Peer Trainer Volunteer, and Richard Warden, film producer and former Film Curator at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival.
PLP Book Club – invite only
For students who have completed the PLP training course with Fiona MacNeill, you are invited to join us in a Book Club.
Fiona has selected a range of books for the students to read, followed by a review session.
Recovery College staff with provide those students required details of the book and are invited to join in on 12 August at 2pm to discuss themes. A zoom invite will be sent along with details of the book.