Update 10th April 2020

Hello again to all our Recovery College students                             Recovery College Update 3 – 10.4.20

How are you all settling into the new routines? Have you discovered yet that having a daily routine is really helpful?  It has been a strange and new time for us all, but we can all adapt to the changes.  Have you noticed that, because of the reduced traffic noise, the bird song is much louder and clearer?   A nice cheery sound.

This week’s challenge was to Exercise in some way every day, how did that go?

Please do connect with us on Facebook, North Ayrshire Wellbeing & Recovery, we have lots of content going up every day and it would be great to have some comments below the posts!

Dr Jane Bentley was our guest on Tuesday’s Rec College Connects Zoom and we learnt how the brain reacts to music, every area light up. It was fascinating. We even did a wee rhythm together. Dr Jane has produced the first in a ‘Drumming for Wellbeing’ short film series for us. It is for absolute beginners and also guides us how to make percussion at home. There is an accompanying audio track so you can play at home. That should appear on our FB page and website this weekend – an Easter treat for you all.

We will attach the audio track to this email and have a look at the youtube video on the making of a djembe ‘There is no movement without rhythm’, (Control and click on the link) https://youtu.be/lVPLIuBy9CY?t=132

Molly has prepared a worksheet for Write to Recovery for you, please have a go at writing. There will be new worksheets coming to you.

Next week we have 4 ZOOM sessions for you.  If you click on the link a few minutes before the session is due to start that will let you join in.  Even more students have joined in this week, using new technology and it has been great to see their friendly faces. When you click on the meeting Zoom will ask you to enable video and enable audio, it is not difficult.

MONDAY 13th April 1pm

Create-a-long Live ZOOM with Molly. Bring what you are making, sketching, knitting, stitching, with a cup of tea for a chat and a show and tell. Some students suggested this so do pop in?

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/718711491 Meeting ID: 718-711-491

TUESDAY 14th April 1pm

Recovery College Connect Live ZOOM, hosted by Jeanette and this week’s guest tutor is Karen Krawzyck. Karen is doing a weekly Quote and Reflection for our Facebook page.

Please bring along your favourite inspirational quote to share.

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/193632154 Meeting ID: 193 632 154

WEDNESDAY 15th April 1.30pm

Drum 4UR Life Live ZOOM       
https://us04web.zoom.us/j/815017704    Meeting ID: 815 017 704

Drummers come with drums or home-made percussion (plastic tub, box of tissues). We had good fun last week and we have some audio backing tracks to share so you can practice at home alone.

THURSDAY 16th April 1.00pm

Living Life to the Full ZOOM 


Every week on Thu, until Apr 30, 2020, 4 sessions
Join Claire Young for this interactive zoom session (have a pen and paper for notes).

You can get updates via our website www.nawarc.com or on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/RAMHRecoveryCollege/?modal=admin_todo_tour

We will soon be posting films on our new youtube channel too.

North Ayrshire Council have community hubs for help and support if you need it:

Irvine – Fullarton    07934163884 07398108924 01294 278207  Irvine – Vineburgh   07864718921 07398108915 01294 317156  Irvine 07936033039 01294 313593  
Three Towns 07907878861 01294 475900    North Coast 07907876444 01475 673309  Garnock Valley 07395941571 07907876260   
Kilwinning 07395941792 01294 554699  Arran 07496658760 01770 600532     

Please contact us with your suggestions for keeping in touch with you and for any online learning you would like to see.

Take care, Keep connected and Stay safe.

Jeanette, Molly, Trish and Lainey

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