Our brand new Recovery Academy Spring/Summer term prospectus for courses from May – September is out now!
It will be useful if you are looking to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, improve your mental wellbeing, or simply want to meet new people while learning something new.
There are over 30 courses available, which are held in community centres, local hospitals and learning centres in the locations we deliver services.
The prospectus is packed with information about learning with the Recovery Academy, from our wide range of courses, including seven new subjects - Living with Anxiety and Depression, Living with Personality Disorder, An introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Maths, English and ICT qualifications at Level 1 or 2 and Personal Wellbeing and Citizenship – and how you can get involved with the Academy.
Plus there’s information about all the practical things like registering with us, booking on a course, using our library and knowledge centre and what partners we work with to deliver bespoke courses.
In response to feedback from students, photography showing the tutors, courses and venues has been added, along with quotes from students who’ve attended courses to give new students a feel for what they might get out of attending a course.
To tie-in with the publication of the new prospectus, the Recovery Academy has just launched a research study exploring the effects of the academy on students’ lives.
Anyone who enrols with the Academy will be invited to take part, which will involve completing questionnaires before students attend their first course and at different time points, so the research team can look at the impact the Recovery Academy has made over time.
Claire Watson, Recovery Academy Lead for the Trust, said: “We hope that prospective students get a taste of what they can find at the Recovery Academy through our brand new prospectus and are encouraged to come and try out a course for themselves.
“All our courses are co-produced and co-facilitated by professionals and people with mental health or substance misuse problems to provide professional expertise of mental health problems and how it affects people’s lives in order to promote our philosophy of shared learning. We also hope that our courses will challenge the stigma and negative attitudes towards people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems.”
A student from one of the Academy’s Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) courses said: “The facilitators were very knowledgeable, passionate and had experience of OCD first hand.”
Printed supplies of the prospectus are winging their way to services across the Trust’s patch.
To get your personal copy, together with information you need about the Recovery Academy experience and research study, visit http://www.gmmh.nhs.uk/recovery.
If you’d prefer a copy in the post, please contact us and we’ll get one out to you right away. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 772 3782.