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

Please speak to a member of the Recovery Team on 0208 303 5816 (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

Recovery College Prospectus 2018 PDF

Digital Learners Flyer – Free one to one training opportunity


1:1 training is offered for 1 hour per week over a period of four to six weeks at a local library to include the following topics:

• Navigating the internet
• Creating an email address
• Learning how to send and reply to emails
• An overview of social networks e.g. the opportunity to create a Facebook or Twitter account
• Safety tips when using the internet and email
• Completing online forms

If you are interested in improving your digital skills, then we would love to hear from you. We believe that there are many in our community who are not given the opportunity to gain digital skills, coupled with feeling a sense of isolation that would benefit greatly from digital inclusion. The programme will run for 4 to 6 six weeks for 1 hour per week with an individual digital trainer.

Please contact Sarah, Jan or Christine to discuss this volunteer opportunity either by telephoning 0208 303 8932 Option 1 or email
recovery@mindinbexley.org.uk

positivity The 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 8 modules and covers:

Objectives

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

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

Dates: TBC
Times: TBC
Venue: Learning and Enterprise College Bexley, 5 Brampton Road, Bexleyheath

positivity The 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 8 modules and covers:

Objectives

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

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

Dates: Monday 20th August for 10 weeks
Times: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Venue: Mind in Bexley, Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

emotionsMore research has shown that Emotional Wellbeing can be greatly improved by resilience. Key is identifying how we respond to emotions and using the brains placidity to build resilience.
This course helps identify our relationship with emotions and provides tools to build our resilience to enhance our emotional wellbeing.
This course will be run over four weeks.

Dates: Wednesday 6th June for 4 weeks
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Venue: Mind in Bexley, Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

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: TBC
Times: TBC
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: From 28th June for 4 weeks
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

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

Objectives:

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

Dates: 24TH July for 12 weeks
Times: TBC
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

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.

Objectives

• 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: Thursday 12th July 2018
Times: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath. DA6 8AS

Learn a very simple and effective way to give up smoking, drinking, taking drugs, over-eating, gambling and any other addictive activity.
The same learning (about how the mind works and how to reprogram it for change) helps with anxiety, stress and depression as well as phobias and obsessive compulsive behaviours.
This workshop is brought to you by award-winning and best-selling author Chris Hill, who has used his life-experience and knowledge to help hundreds of people overcome addiction and change habitual behaviour.

Author: Get Your Life Back: The Road to Freedom from Addiction
Award: BVSC Award for Services to Health & Wellbeing (2017)

Dates: Wednesdays
Times: 19:30 pm – 21:00 pm
Venue: : Emmanuel Church Hall, Hadlow Road, Sidcup DA14 4AA (Please note: there is no religious element to this teaching)