Recovery College mental health courses available
With Tasmanian public students returning to school this week, Hobart’s mental health education hub is promoting its range of free, recovery-focused educational courses and opportunities available to the community.
The Recovery College – located at North Hobart’s Peacock Centre and Glenorchy – offers an inclusive curriculum providing opportunities for people to improve their mental health, wellbeing and continue their personal recovery.
The Spring 2023 Program includes courses on Trauma & Hope, Self-Care, Engaging and Communicating with People, Creative Journaling & Storytelling, Food and Mood and Personal Boundaries – and its not too late to enrol.
With Christmas now around the corner and a stressful time for many people, there is even a course on Coping with Christmas with discussion of self-care strategies and services available during the seasonal break.
Anyone over the age of 16 can enrol and benefit from the Recovery College’s courses, including people managing mental health challenges, their family, friends and loved ones, mental health workers and people who just have an interest in mental health and wellbeing.
All students will be provided with a Personal Learning Plan based on their individual aspirations and recovery goals, which may extend beyond the college.
George Clarke, Department of Health Deputy Secretary for Community, Mental Health and Wellbeing, said the Recovery College was an important resource for the Tasmanian community and encouraged people to explore the opportunities available.
“As kids get back to the classroom this week, it’s a timely reminder that our Recovery College is available to the community free of charge and offers educational opportunities to support each individual’s mental health and wellbeing journey.
“The Recovery College runs educational courses throughout the year in a welcoming classroom setting run by professional experts and lived experience educators.
“I encourage the community to explore the opportunities available in the Spring 2023 Program.”