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 starting 2ND May 2017 for 8 weeks
Times: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 8AS

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.

Objectives

• 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: Begins Monday 17th July for 8 weeks
Times 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 8AS

cyclingBexley Council are looking to organise a 6 week free of charge bicycle course which will be available to Mind in Bexley clients.

The course would include:

• Learning to ride
• Level 1 and possible level 2 Bikeability certification
• Bike checks
• Bike and helmet fitting
• Route planning

The sessions will run for about 1.5 hours each (for 6 weeks) and is looking to be held at Danson Park. Bicycles will be available to use if you do not own your own.

Dates: Starting Tuesday 9th May 2017 for 6 weeks
Times: 9:45 to 11:30 am
Venue: Danson Park, Bexleyheath

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: From Wednesday 24th May for 4 weeks
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, Westhill House. 2B Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

Home-slider-spiritualityThis group meets fortnightly to discuss a wide range of topics relating to spirituality and faith. The group is open to anyone who has an interest in spirituality and all faiths and religions.

Dates: Thursday 4th May (8 weeks)
Times: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, Westhill House. 2B Devonshire Road, Bexleyheath. DA6 8DS

mindfulnessMany people find it hard to cope with the pressures of modern living. Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment; using techniques that help us become more aware of our thoughts and feelings so that instead of being overwhelmed by them, we’re better able to manage them.
Mindfulness is proven to help with stress, anxiety, depression and addictive behaviours, and can even have a positive effect on physical problems like hypertension, heart disease and chronic pain

Dates: TBC
Times: 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Venue: Mind in Bexley, Westhill House. 2B 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 27th April 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

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: Starting Wednesday 21st June for 4 weeks
Times: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Venue: Mind in Bexley – Milton House, 240a Broadway, Bexleyheath DA6 8AS