coursesThe following courses all take place at our Devonshire Road Venue.

Please speak to a member of the Recovery Team on 0208 303 8932 (Option 1) if you wish to enrol.

The Recovery College Bexley course information is as accurate as possible at the time of publication, but courses are subject to change or cancellation based on interest and the number of people enrolling

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confidenceThe course aims to increase group members’ self-awareness, coping mechanisms in stressful situations and teach techniques to enable individuals to plan positively for the future.

The course is in 5 modules and covers:

• Building Confidence
• Self-awareness and building positive self-image
• Stress management
• Assertiveness
• Goal planning

10 sessions over 10 weeks from 1pm-3pm (2 Hours per session)

Dates: Tuesdays 16th January
Times: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

positivitySelf-confidence refers to a positive and realistic perception of ourselves and our abilities.

A lack of self-confidence is characterised by self-doubt. Self-confidence is usually built up through a history of positive experiences and with an improved sense of self-confidence comes enhanced self-esteem and improved mental state.


• Identifying negative thinking habits
• Looking at situations in a positive way
• Confidence boosting techniques
• Stress management
• Self-awareness and building positive self-image

This course will run for 10 weeks from the starting date.

Dates: Monday January 8th 2018 for 8 weeks
Times 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

emotionsHaving good emotional wellbeing is often not considered as a component for good mental health. This workshop looks at what is good emotional wellbeing and how resilience can enhance our emotional wellbeing.

This course will be run over four weeks

Dates: Begins Wednesday 10th January 2018
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

emotionsThe course is designed to help those individuals who have experienced severe mood changes, which may have been diagnosed as Bipolar Disorder.

Most individuals who have experienced problem mood episodes will be fearful of having a relapse (or further mood episodes). One of the ways to reduce this fear is to be able to feel more in control of your mood changes. This can be achieved by learning as much as you can about them. This course is designed to help you develop the knowledge and skills to get your mood back on track.

Run in partnership with Oxleas

Dates: Commencing Thursday 25th May for 10 weeks
Times: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Bexleyheath Centre – 4 Emerton Close Bexleyheath Kent. DA6 8DX

Research-in-the-news-wellbeingMental wellbeing describes your mental state – how you are feeling and how well you can cope with day-to-day life. Our mental wellbeing can change, from day to day, month to month or year to year.

If you have good mental wellbeing you are able to:

• feel relatively confident in yourself – you value and accept yourself and judge yourself on realistic and reasonable standards
• feel and express a range of emotions
• feel engaged with the world around you – you can build and maintain positive relationships with other people and feel you can contribute to the community you live in
• live and work productively
• cope with the stresses of daily life and manage times of change and uncertainty.

This course is designed to provide you with practical advice to support you in achieving or retaining physical, mental and emotional health – leaving you feeling good about yourself and ready, able and willing to face life’s challenges

Dates: TBC
Times: TBC
Venue: The Lodge, Hall Place, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA1 1PQ

Learning to relax can help reduce stress and improve concentration along with many other health benefits. This group will explore and practise different relaxation techniques.


Practicing relaxation techniques can:
• Slow your heart rate.
• Lower your blood pressure.
• Reduce muscle tension and chronic pain.
• Improve concentration and mood.

Dates: Begins Monday 8th January 2018 for 12 weeks
Times: 15:00 pm – 16:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

i_am_not_stressedStress and Anxiety was developed from the increasing need of clients suffering with anxiety. It is a short intensive 3 week course consisting of 6 modules, aimed at adults suffering from anxiety, stress and anger issues. The project is based around group therapy, discussions and worksheets.

Living not stressing aims to inform service users about the nature of anxiety and educate them to make decisions about treatment and coping strategies.


• Have a better understanding of how, and where, stress comes from
• Empower individuals to make informed decisions about treatment
• Understand and face their fears
• Overcoming and understanding anxiety
• Reduce anxiety and stress
• Improved well-being

Dates: Starting Wednesday 22nd November for 4 weeks
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Mind in Bexley, 2a Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS