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Who are we
What we do
The Humber Recovery College helps empower individuals by using an educational model to promote hope, control and opportunity and good mental well-being. Supporting Individuals to recognise their own resourcefulness, talents and abilities in order to support them with knowledge and provide useful tools enabling them to become experts in their own self-care.
We offer a range of courses aimed at people who have or have not experienced mental health challenges. Our courses provide students with strategies & techniques that can be taken away and used in their everyday lives as a way to promote self-management.
The Humber Foundation Trust supports the Recovery College and our core values of Caring, Learning and Growing, puts the person at the center of everything we do which aligns ourselves to an educational model.
What we do
The Humber Recovery College releases prospectuses full of various free/low cost courses about 3 times a year. The educational courses (some of which are accredited) that we offer are reflective of the expertise of tutors, volunteers and our partners. We aim to always have a variety of courses that can help support you at different stages during your own recovery journey and goals.
However, we recognise that better personal mental health cannot be purely down to the ’will’ of the individual; we understand the impact that social, economic and political injustices/oppression/stigmas can have on good mental wellbeing. The HR&WC and its courses are co-designed, co-produced and co-delivered by Experts by Experience (individuals with lived experience) and Experts by Training (clinicians and other professionals) - including people who happen to be experts in both.
Spring Term prospectus 2020
Autumn Term prospectus 2019
In line with National NHS and Governmental guidelines, all Recovery College courses are now canceled until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The challenge for the Humber Recovery College & mental health services is to assist people in this journey. This requires us to move beyond a narrow focus on symptom reduction to helping people to rebuild lives that they find satisfying, meaningful and valued.
The Humber Recovery & Wellbeing College supports and empowers individuals to make their own choices about how they want to lead their lives and acknowledges choices need to be meaningful and creatively explored.
It supports individuals to build on their strengths and take as much responsibility for their lives as they can as well as ensuring that there is a balance between duty of care and support for individuals to take positive risks and make the most of new opportunities.
What is Recovery?
Recovery is a personal journey of discovery. It involves making sense of, and finding meaning in, what has happened; becoming an expert in your own self-care; building a new sense of self and purpose in life; discovering your own resourcefulness and possibilities and using these, and the resources available to you, to pursue your aspirations and goals.
Humber Recovery College Art Circle
9 way to push beyond fear
Our Tip Mental Health Tips
Mental Health Awareness Week
We want your opinion on courses
Our first newsletter
Enforced Changes to Recovery College due to COVID-19 and social distancing
Recovery College Spring Term temporarily suspended
We know creativity is a great outlet for stress, building resilience whilst also helping us to manage feelings of anxiety and low mood. And of course, many of us find making things to be relaxing and enjoyable anyway. You overwhelmingly told us in a recent survey that the arts are what you need right now… which is why we would like to invite you to take part in our new weekly arts club!
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9 Ways to Push beyond fear
Fear is the biggest roadblock to success. Fear is a constant companion if you’re attempting to grow and achieve. The most successful people are often those that manage fear most effectively. Those that manage fear poorly are often the least successful. Learning to push beyond fear is a valuable skill that greatly increases your odds of success.
Conquer your fear and achieve success:
Control your thoughts. It’s possible to think about anything you choose. The best way to stress yourself is to think about stressful things. You’re not more effective when you’re afraid. You’re less. That doesn’t mean you should bury your head in the sand, but put yourself in a frame of mind that makes you most able to deal with the situation.
Consider the worst. Take a moment to consider the worst likely outcome. Can you handle it? Can you maneuver in a way that makes the worst outcome manageable? If you know you can handle the worst, there’s no reason to be afraid. Be prepared for the worst and you’ll find it rarely occurs.
Breathe. Focus on your breath and slow your mind. Your mind will take reality and run wild with it. Focusing on your breath will calm your mind, and reality remains. When stress is at your doorstep, just stop and breathe.
Imagine a positive outcome. Raise the level of your expectations. Your fear will melt away if you expect something positive to happen. Create a future that you find exciting and visualize your fear away. Repeat this exercise several times a day. Eventually, you’ll begin to believe it
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Top 5 'Looking after your Mental Wellbeing' Tips
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
1. Stay Connected with people
Staying in contact with friends, family and love ones is hugely important for your mental wellbeing. They can help you to build a sense of belonging and self-worth. It can give you an opportunity to share positive experiences and provide you with emotional support which will allow you to support others
2. Be physically active
Being active is not only great for your physical health and fitness. Evidence also shows it can also improve your mental wellbeing by raising your self-esteem. Being physically active
causes chemical changes in your brain which can help to positively change your mood
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Mental Health Awareness week 2020
Today see the beginning of this years Mental Health Awareness Week 2020. This Week could prove to be our most important yet, coming as it does in these challenging times with a message of "Kindness." It is at times like these, when the world feels upside down, that we think kindness could be the key to turning things around.
"No Acts of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted"
We all know that being kind is the right thing to do but did you know that kindness is good for you? A little act of kindness can boost your mental health, reduce stress and it can cheer you up to think of some else – not forgetting, of course, to be kind to yourself. It is a path to a society that better protects our mental health.
acts of kindness do not have to be grand gestures they could be as simple as calling a friend, writing a letter to a distant relative or wishing a (socially distanced) passer by good morning
We want your ideas
Here at the Recovery College we value all experience, both personal and professional equally in exchange for knowledge and ideas. The courses we put together are co-produced and co-designed in partnership with those who have lived experience of mental health challenges and those who have professional experience/training.
As we are now moving into a new era of work and learning we are developing online platforms in order to deliver courses online whether it is mindfulness, arts and crafts or dealing with isolation.
We want your ideas. What courses would you most likely benefit from as an Online package?
We have produced a short survey in which we ask you to give your ideas.
Please click the link below to conduct a very shot questionnaire
Our first Recovery College Newsletter
Today the recovery college launched our first edition of our newsletter . Our newsletter will released monthly and will have up-to-date information about the recovery college including events, courses sand NHS services information.
If you would like to receive our newsletter via e-mail every month please e-mail the recovery college.
You can download copies of our news letter here. Just double lick the PDF icon and download will begin
Recovery college to change it's way of delivering courses due to COVID -19 and social distancing.
As with all aspects of life at the moment, the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on the way the Recovery College operates. No face to face workshops can be offered at the moment, so recovery college team members which includes volunteers, are now working from home or redeployed to other parts of our NHS to aid frontline services.
The impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus on society and business. As we know it has meant that all aspect of the Recovery College has to change to meet the government guidelines on social distancing and containment of the virus. There will be no face to face courses or workshops on offer in the short term
Like other organizations the recovery college will be getting to grips with the available technology to bring unique courses to your home through video streaming or e-learning platforms.
Each of the recovery college trainers have been looking at adapting courses and workshops to develop an on line Recovery College platform which will be tested behind the scenes. This is a completely different method of teaching and one that many people around the country in similar, if not the same profession, find themselves having to get to grips with.
at the moment the future looks uncertain but what can be certain is that the recovery college will continue to co-productively design and develop courses for you with the aid of volunteer, partners, Local communities and NHS professionals.
First courses are coming soon. more details and information will be posted here.
Recovery College Spring Term Temporarily Suspended due to COVID-19 outbreak
In line with National NHS and Governmental guidelines, all Recovery College courses are now canceled until further notice. We aplogise for any inconvenience.
The health of our staff and students is of our highest priority at this time. Thank you for your support and stay safe.
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