Welcome to the North Cumbria Recovery College.

Working together to improve mental health and wellbeing.

What’s on in July 2022?

Please see below for our July courses, we have included copies of timetables by area for you to download separately as well as a course directory, containing the descriptions and more information about the courses on offer.  We will continue to update and share this with you as the new courses are introduced.

Please click on the links below to see and download the timetable(s) and course descriptions:

All areas   |   Allerdale   |   Copeland   |   Carlisle   |   Eden   |   Online Courses   |   Course Directory & Descriptions

To register or enrol for a course you will need to click on the course name – please check that you have selected the area you want to attend in, we have some courses running at the same time in different places.  If you would like some assistance to enrol or would like to have a chat with us before attending, please give us a call on 0808 196 1773, email hello@ncrecoverycollege.org or click here to request a call back from us.

We hope that you enjoy the courses and will let us have your feedback in order to continue providing courses, workshops and sessions that you can benefit from.  If you spot any errors or omissions that we have missed, please let us know using our email: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org or give us a call on 0808 196 1773.

Janine Ward – Managing Director of Together We CIC and Lead Coordinator of the North Cumbria Recovery College

I am one of the Managing Directors at Together We and a Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner as well as a lived experience peer. I have worked delivering evidence-based mental health interventions for 18 years to a range of groups and have experienced severe periods of mental health illness throughout my life at times requiring hospitalisation.  I am highly motivated in helping other people take control over their physical and mental health and strive to help others look at mental illness instead as recovery and fostering positive skills to improve their quality of life. I am keen on promoting self management and enjoy working alongside individuals to achieve this.

 

 

Samantha Joughin – Managing Director of Together We CIC 

Hi I’m Sam, my role is Exercise and Talk Support Practitioner and Managing directors of Together We CIC.

I intend to deliver courses within the college based around using physical activity for mental health recovery and general wellbeing.

I’ve spent numerous years working within fitness and coaching before moving into mental health support, my future with Together We is to train as a low intensity cbt practitioner for children and young people, though I still maintain my passion for helping people to get active and to use physical activity as a recovery tool.

 

 

 

Chloe Bragg – Recovery College Administrator 

Hello, my name is Chloe and I live in Workington. I am so excited to be starting my new journey with Together We, working for the new Recovery College.  A major part of my life and a huge passion of mine is dance. I have been dancing since I was very young and is something that has helped me massively with confidence as well as creating amazing opportunities for myself.

I have an interest also in all areas of sport which I studied at A level and definitely is a career goal of mine for the future.  I am very much looking forward to developing my skills, meeting new people and making memories as well as being a part of an amazing team.

 

 

 

Emily Prier – Recovery College Coordinator

Hi I’m Emily, Recovery College Coordinator (Lived Experience). Although originally from Kent I made Cumbria my home 21 years ago and it is definitely the place I call home now. I have struggled with my mental health since I was a teenager but with bit of grit and determination it hasn’t stopped me fulfilling my dreams although it has been a bit of an obstacle at times. I qualified as a teacher in 2000, which was what I’d always wanted to do and is what brought me to West Cumbria. Since leaving the classroom quite a few years ago now I have never lost the passion in sharing knowledge and learning. I am very excited about being part of The Recovery College and hoping that it will make a huge difference to the mental health and well being of all in North Cumbria. When I’m not at work I can usually be found doing something with my dogs, Harry and puppy Hope. I compete in agility and enjoy mantrailing. I also enjoy being “crafty” and painting and drawing and am always willing to try something new.

 

 

Jean-Ann Gate – Recovery College Coordinator

Hello!  I’m Jean-Ann, Recovery College Coordinator and Talk Support Practitioner.  As an ex-secondary school teacher and learning mentor prior to joining the talk service in April 2020 I have been able to work alongside children and families in supporting them in beginning to understand how to overcome some of the obstacles and barriers that life sometimes puts in the way.  I am really passionate about life-long learning and proud to work with the Recovery College team in contributing to improving the recovery journey for all adults across North and North West Cumbria.

 

 

 

 

Shelley Doyle – Recovery College Coordinator

Bio to follow soon!

Charlee McGuinness – Kick Starter Worker

Bio to follow soon!

Adam Burland – Kick Starter Worker

Bio to follow soon!

 

 

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We can be called on free phone number 0808 196 1773 during opening hours or by email to hello@ncrecoverycollege.org

Thank you.

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 ALLERDALE

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Emotional Resilience (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm
Singing for fun (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 1.30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022

Wednesday 6th July 2022
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 7th July 2022
Assertiveness (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 14th July 2022
Assertiveness (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

Friday 15th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm
Singing for fun (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 1.30pm-3:00pm

Tuesday 19th July 2022

Wednesday 20th July 2022
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 21st July 2022
Assertiveness (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (3 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Wednesday 27th July 2022
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 28th July 2022
Assertiveness (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am

 

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 COPELAND

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness Group (5 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (3 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm
Hearing Voices Group @online and @The De Lucy, Egremont 6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 6th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness group (5 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am

Thursday 7th July 2022

Friday 8th July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness Group (6 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 12th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (4 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (4 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday 13th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness group (6 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am

Thursday 14th  July 2022

Friday 15th  July 2022

Saturday 16th  July 2022

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness Group (7 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 19th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (5 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (5 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 12:00am
Hearing Voices Group @Online and @The De Lucy, Egremont 6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 20th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness group(7 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am
Singing for Fun @The De Lucy Centre 6:30pm-8:00pm 

Thursday 21st July 2022

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022
Weight Management / Fitness Group (8 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 26th July 2022
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (6 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm 

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Thursday 28th July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

 

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 CARLISLE

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022

Tuesday 5th July 2022
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (3 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 6th July 2022

Thursday 7th July 2022

Friday 8th July 2022 July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022

Tuesday 12th July 2022
Sling Meeting @The Lookout, Carlisle 10:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (4 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (4 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Thursday 14th July 2022

Friday 15th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022

Tuesday 19th July 2022
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (5 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (5 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 20th  July 2022

Thursday 21st July 2022

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (6 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm

Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Thursday 28th July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 EDEN

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022
Nurture with Nature / Nature Journaling  (4 of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022
Hearing Voices Group  @The De Lucy, Egremont and ONLINE  6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 6th July 2022
Literacy Skills  (13 of 13)  @Penrith Library  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Thursday 7th July 2022
Introduction to Customer Care Level 1  (4 of 5)  @Eden Foyer  9:30am-11:30am
Drop in to Enrol  @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room  12:00pm-1:00pm
Assertiveness  (3 of 6)  @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room  1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking  (1 of 4)  @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room  2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry  (1 of 4)  @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room  3:00pm-4:00pm
AA+ Craft Day Paint the day away  @The Haydock Centre, Penrith  10:00am-3:30pm

Friday 8th July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022
Nurture with Nature / Nature Journaling (5 of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Thursday 14th July 2022
Introduction to Customer Care Level 1 (5 of 5) @Eden Foyer 9:30am-11:30am
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (1 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (4 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (2 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (2 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 15th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022
Nurture with Nature / Nature Journaling (6 of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 19th July 2022
Hearing Voices Group @The De Lucy, Egremont 6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 20th

Thursday 21st July 2022
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (2 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (5 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (3 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (3 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Thursday 28th July 2022
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (3 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (6 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (4 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (4 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 ONLINE

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022

Tuesday 5th  July 2022
Hearing Voices Group  @The De Lucy, Egremont and ONLINE  6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 6th July 2022

Thursday 7th July 2022
Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness (10 of 10) @Online  12:30pm-2:30pm

Friday 8th July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022

Tuesday 12th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022

Thursday 14th July 2022

Friday 15th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022

Tuesday 19th  July 2022
Hearing Voices Group  @The De Lucy, Egremont and ONLINE  6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 20th July 2022

Thursday 21st July 2022

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022

Tuesday 26th July 2022

Wednesday 27th July 2022

Thursday 28th July 2022

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am

 

The list below contains information about all of the courses we offer or have offered.
If you see something you’d like to try and it’s not on the timetable, please let us know, we often run one off taster sessions before adding a block of sessions, all feedback is welcomed.  We can be contacted by free call number: 0808 196 1773 or by email to: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org during working hours.

Course Descriptions & Information – Part 1 Core Courses

These courses are delivered by our staff, volunteers and peer supporters.

Course Name Course Description Number of Sessions Additional Information
Adult Literacy If you would like to improve your reading and writing skills, these sessions are for you. Ongoing You will need to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Adult Numeracy If you would like to improve your maths and number skills, these sessions are for you. Ongoing You will need to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Assertiveness Would you like to be more assertive? Attend this course to find out what assertiveness is and isn’t; we will explore the different elements of assertive behaviours, the course is beneficial to those wishing to improve confidence in everyday life. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Coping with Fatigue

with Living with and beyond Cancer

These sessions will introduce you to ways of understanding your fatigue and help you to introduce changes that will help you to strengthen your resilience and manage fatigue more effectively moving forward. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

These sessions are delivered from The De Lucy Centre, Egremont and Online.

Decider Life Skills The Decider Life Skills were designed to enable you to make effective changes to help manage distress, regulate emotion, increase mindfulness, promote effective communication and to live a more skilful, less impulsive life.  

They are delivered in an original, fun and creative style, using role plays, props and imagery that makes them easy to learn and teach.  The demonstrations bring the 12 skills to life.

6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes. 

The Decider Life Skills A5 booklets are on sale in sessions for £3.00, if you’d like to purchase one to make notes in.

Drawing and Talking These sessions introduce you to a fun and lighthearted way to enjoy drawing for wellbeing. The process of telling a story about your drawing, answering questions about your drawing and asking others about their drawings inspires creativity and promotes mindfulness. N/a You may need a piece of paper and a pen or pencil to draw with. 

These sessions are for all abilities. 

Drop in Sessions These sessions are provided as an opportunity to pop in and meet the team, to find out more about what we do and hopefully enrol on a course or two. Ongoing
Emotional Resilience These sessions will help you to understand and manage your own resilience and increase understanding about the resilience of others.  You will learn how wellbeing is affected and the positive changes that can be made to improve wellbeing. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Hearing Voices The Hearing Voices Group provides information and support for anyone affected by hearing voices. Contact us for more information: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org  Ongoing You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

Delivered from The De Lucy Centre and Online.

Low Impact Exercise  Low impact exercise class for all abilities to help improve your well being. The class is open to all. Contact us for more information: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org 6-12 You may want to wear comfortable clothing for these sessions.
Managing Stress and Worry In these sessions you will be introduced to a variety of strategies for understanding and managing stress. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness These sessions combine stretches and gentle cardio moves to music.  They are designed to improve your physical health and overall wellbeing.  6-12 You may want to wear comfortable clothing for these sessions.
Mens Group The Men’s group will run every Wednesday evening at the Hive in Workington.  Contact us for more information:hello@ncrecoverycollege.org  Ongoing Wednesday Evenings at The Hive in Workington
Newborn Sling Workshops with Together We Carry Using a sling carrier with your baby can have a really positive impact on the physical and mental health of you and your baby. 

During the workshop we will: talk about the benefits of using a sling/carrier, look at the different types of sling/carrier and discuss what might work for you. Show you how to use a sling/carrier safely and comfortably. And You’ll be able to try some slings/carriers with the option to hire one free for 3 months! The slings are suitable for babies aged birth – 6 month old.

Ongoing You are very welcome to bring a partner, friend, relative, supporter and your other children.

No need to enrol, just turn up on the day.

Preparing for Therapy Not sure what to expect or how to prepare for a therapy session? Come to this session to find out more. Learn how to prepare yourself and manage expectations. Contact us for more information: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org Fortnightly / Every 2 weeks You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes. Delivered from The Hive, Workington and Online.
Safety Planning and Finding Hope

with Every Life Matters

This six session course gives you the skills and tools to create your own individual safety plan, tailored to your own personal needs, it will include what you would do and who might support you in a suicide crisis.

Sessions include group discussion, information based lectures and supported solo reflection.

This course is co-created and co-delivered in partnership with Every Life Matters, drawing on a wealth of experience and knowledge to provide a safe learning environment.

6 This will be a closed group after week 2, please contact us if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
Weight Management / Fitness Group

with Well Whitehaven

This is a 12 week course that combines 30 minutes of nutrition and behavioural change with 30 minutes of physical activity.   12 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.  You may want to wear comfortable clothing for taking part in physical activity.
Wellbeing Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Written and evidenced by Mary Ellen Copeland, this 6 session course provides you with tools to keep yourself well, notice triggers, identify early warning signs and plan for crisis in an engaging and creative way. It’s a great course for anyone who would like to manage their health and wellbeing better. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes, and a scrapbook to use in session 2.
Womens Group The Women’s group run’s every Wednesday morning at the Hive in Workington.  Contact us for more information: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org  Ongoing Wednesday Mornings at The Hive in Workington.

 

Course Descriptions & Information – Part 2 Courses from other organisations

These courses are delivered by other organisations, supported by our staff, volunteers and peer supporters.

Course Name Course Description Number of Sessions Additional Information
Art for Bereavement
iCan Health and Fitness CIC
https://icanfitnesscumbria.co.uk/
This 8 week course is designed to engage you in peer support sessions based around bereavement.  

This could be bereavement of a loved one, recent, past, or of an event or circumstance where you might need to explore your feelings

All materials will be provided.

8 You will be provided with materials, you may wish to wear clothing that is comfortable for painting in.
Confident Me
Mo Colohan:  Mindfulness  and Wellbeing Consultant
https://www.mocolohan.com/

This course aims to help you to deal with stress and stressful situations, realise your true value in your life, accept life’s ups and downs, increase your confidence and help you to have a happier life.

This course was well received in our taster sessions last year and would benefit anyone looking for a different approach to improving their confidence and happiness.

4 You will be provided with handouts from the session, you may want to bring a pen with you to make notes.
Coping with Fatigue
with Living with and beyond Cancer
https://cumbriacvs.org.uk/about-us/living-with-and-beyond-cancer/

These sessions will introduce you to ways of understanding your fatigue and help you to introduce changes that will help you to strengthen your resilience and manage fatigue more effectively moving forward. 6 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

These sessions are delivered from The De Lucy Centre, Egremont and Online.

Eating for Mental Health
With Jackie WIlkinson:  Nutrition Coach
https://learntoeatwell.wordpress.com/

All of us eat but mixed messages have made healthy eating far more complicated and confusing than it needs to be.

These sessions aim to help you choose foods for your physical and mental health.  

We’ll cover a couple of principles in each session so you can start building some good habits to support your body and mind.

3 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.

These sessions are for anyone who would like to learn to eat well and live a more vibrantly healthy life.

Energy Healing
Mo Colohan:  Mindfulness  and Wellbeing Consultant
https://www.mocolohan.com/

This 4-session course helps you manage your internal emotional field and create strategies to calm your body when stressed or motivate yourself when you need to get things done. The course is developed around your own individual symptoms helping you to tailor your own way forward.

Using the principles of Yogic Breathwork coupled with Energy Therapy helps you learn a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and empowers you to work on the body and mind together.  We explore how the glands are linked to the chakras or energy points and as we unblock old trapped emotional pain, the energy flow and healing occurs.  The sessions are enhanced with MP3 or video relaxations to deepen the practices.  Each person then creates their own individual healing plan.  This course will benefit anyone wishing to learn about their emotional self and how to focus on emotional wellbeing in a holistic way.

4 You will be provided with handouts from the session, you may want to bring a pen with you to make notes.
Happy Mums
https://www.happymums.org.uk/

Would you like to find out more about why good mental health is so important for YOU as a parent and your baby? What support and information is available? Or creating your own wellbeing plan to keep you on track?

Look no further, here we have a 2 hour session for parents & parents-to-be, delivered by parents with lived experience. The session is suitable for anyone thinking about becoming pregnant, currently pregnant, recently had a baby, preparing to adopt / recently adopted a baby or has a partner who is any of the previous. This doesn’t need to be your 1st child, you do not need to have previous or current experience of mental ill-health. But if you do, you’re welcome. 

1 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
iRest
Margaret Beck Yoga Mind
https://yoga-mind.org/

Would you like to bring Deep Relaxation to Body and Mind? Would you like to increase feelings of Well-being and focus your Attention? 

In this six week course Margaret will share some of the tools of iRest that can enable you to do this.

Practiced little and often iRest can help you release stress, increase resiliency and restore a sense of balance.

You can practice in any comfortable position, including lying and/or seated.  you can expect a warm and welcoming space that invites you to explore for yourself how iRest feels.

6 You do not need to wear gym / workout clothing for this class, just wear comfortable clothing.

You may want to bring a small cushion, shawl or blanket.  If you wish to use the floor to lie down on you may want to bring additional padding for your own comfort.

Laughing Yoga
Always Another Way & Laughing Fit Cumbria
https://www.alwaysanotherway.co.uk/

“I’m looking forward to bringing the laughter to you, you will not need anything with you”.

Laughter Yoga It is made up of 3 things, laughter exercises, clapping and tapping and breathing. I will lead you all in the fun, don’t worry fake laughter will still give you the same benefits as real laughter and it soon becomes real anyway. 

The benefits are great, it releases endorphins making us feel better, increases our oxygen levels helping pain relief, it’s a good workout and gives us a strong connection with others. Just a smile can help us feel better.

Monthly You do not need to wear gym / workout clothing for this class.
Menopause Matters
Tish Fisher
https://www.menopausebodyandmind.com/

This informative  4 session course assists everyone from peri to post menopausal, including the people supporting them.  This course will assist in managing symptoms and improve overall quality of life through lifestyle changes.

Tish will share her research into how to control the controllables – hormones, stress, exercise, nutrition and will offers you practical and sustainable solutions to problems and priorities via sharing information and group discussion.

4 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.
Nature Journaling
http://www.futureofnewtonrigg.co.uk/

This 6 week programme will show you how connecting with the outdoors, using nature journaling, can improve your health and well being.

You will have a guided walk with Suzie or Lesley from Newton Rigg Ltd, they will help you to slow down and pay attention to what is around you.  There will be time to observe, think and improve your memory.

These sessions combine art, writing and science.

4-6 It doesn’t matter if you can’t write well or draw.  Come along and have a go!

You will be provided with a journaling kit, you can include things you find, patterns you see, numbers, words to describe what you smell or feel.  The journal is for you to keep and create.

Offload
Liam Edmondson
https://offloadcumbria.co.uk/
Offload is a venture set up to bridge the gap between self and professional help for males aged 18+ suffering from mental health issues in Cumbria. 

The group has been established to provide an informal, safe, supportive and non-judgemental place for male adults aged 18+ struggling with their mental wellbeing to come together and share their experiences. 

We aim to do this by encouraging participants to talk about their journey and share ideas on how to move forward and manage issues as well as signposting to other organisations where needed.

Ongoing Tuesday mornings at The Lookout in Carlisle
Rhythms of Recovery
Blue Jam – Geoff Bartholomew
https://bluejamarts.org/ 

A musical space to chat, play and support each others’ experiences of recovery.  

Play instruments, write songs, share music.  Discover how sound can help recovery and wellbeing.

Everyone welcome, led by Geoff Bartholomew, a registered music therapist.

6 You don’t need to own or know how to play an instrument to take part in these sessions.  
Safety Planning and Finding Hope
with Every Life Matters
https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/
This six session course gives you the skills and tools to create your own individual safety plan, tailored to your own personal needs, it will include what you would do and who might support you in a suicide crisis.

Sessions include group discussion, information based lectures and supported solo reflection.

This course is co-created and co-delivered in partnership with Every Life Matters, drawing on a wealth of experience and knowledge to provide a safe learning environment.

6 This will be a closed group after week 2, please contact us if you would like to be added to our waiting list.
Singing for Fun
Mouthful-Dave Camlin
https://www.mouthfulway.co.uk/home
Under the guidance of Dave Camlin, we are hoping to form a group that enjoys singing for fun.

These sessions are for all abilities from those who would like to learn to sing, those who sing along to their favourite music to those already singing in groups elsewhere;  everyone has something to contribute and something to learn.

6 “If you can speak, you can sing” song sheets are provided, but if you know the words just join in and sing along.
Weight Management / Fitness Group with Well Whitehaven
https://www.facebook.com/wellwhitehaven/

This is a 12 week course that combines 30 minutes of nutrition and behavioural change with 30 minutes of physical activity.   12 You may want to bring a pen and paper to make notes.  

You may want to wear comfortable clothing for taking part in physical activity.

Writing for Wellbeing
iCan Health and Fitness CIC
https://icanfitnesscumbria.co.uk/

The course leader will guide the sessions with changing topics weekly allowing you to explore a range of emotions and challenges.  

You will be guided to write your thoughts, stories or words and share with the group if you feel comfortable to do so, if not you can keep your work for private reflection.

10

You will need a pen and paper or electronic device to make notes on.

 

 

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July 2022 Timetable Information

Please see below for our July courses, we have included copies of timetables by area for you to download separately as well as a course directory, containing the descriptions and more information about the courses on offer.  We will continue to update and share this with you as the new courses are introduced.

Please click on the links below to see and download the timetable(s) and course descriptions:

All areas   |   Allerdale   |   Copeland   |   Carlisle   |   Eden   |   Online Courses   |   Course Directory & Descriptions

To register or enrol for a course you will need to click on the course name – please check that you have selected the area you want to attend in, we have some courses running at the same time in different places.  If you would like some assistance to enrol or would like to have a chat with us before attending, please give us a call on 0808 196 1773, email hello@ncrecoverycollege.org or click here to request a call back from us.

We hope that you enjoy the courses and will let us have your feedback in order to continue providing courses, workshops and sessions that you can benefit from.  If you spot any errors or omissions that we have missed, please let us know using our email: hello@ncrecoverycollege.org or give us a call on 0808 196 1773.

Recovery College Timetable July 2022

Please click on the course name to enrol on any of the courses offered, course descriptions and information are at the end of the document.  If you would prefer to enrol by phone, please call us on 0808 196 1773 during working hours or alternatively click here to request a call back from us.

Recovery College Timetable – July 2022 ALL AREAS

Week 1

Monday 4th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Emotional Resilience (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm
Singing for fun (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 1.30pm-3:00pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness Group (5 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

EDEN
Nurture with Nature / Nature Journaling (4  of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 5th July 2022

CARLISLE
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (3 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

COPELAND
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (3 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am-12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm
Hearing Voices Group @Online and @The De Lucy, Egremont 6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 6th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

EDEN
Literacy Skills (13 of 13) @Penrith Library 2:00pm – 4:00pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness group (5 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am

Thursday 7th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Assertiveness (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (5 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

EDEN
Introduction to Customer Care Level 1 (4 of 5) @Eden Foyer 9:30am-11:30am
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Assertiveness (3 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (1 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (1 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm
AA+ Craft Day Paint the day away @The Haydock Centre, Penrith 10:00am-3:30pm

ONLINE
Developing Personal Confidence and Self Awareness (10 of 10) @Online 12:30pm-2:30pm

Friday 8th July 2022

Saturday 9th July 2022

 

Week 2

Monday 11th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Decider Life Skills (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness Group (6  of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

EDEN
Nurture with Nature /  Nature Journaling (5 of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 12th July 2022

CARLISLE
Sling Meet @The Lookout, Carlisle 10:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (4 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (4 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

COPELAND
Decider Life Skills (4 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (4 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am-12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday 13th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness group (6 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am

Thursday 14th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Assertiveness (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

EDEN
Introduction to Customer Care Level 1 (5 of 5) @Eden Foyer 9:30am-11:30am
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (1 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (4 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (2 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (2 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 15th July 2022

Saturday 16th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am

 

Week 3

Monday 18th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Decider Life Skills (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm
Singing for fun (6 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 1.30pm-3:00pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness Group (7 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

EDEN
Nurture with Nature / Nature Journaling (6 of 6) @Appleby Library 10:30am-12:30pm

Tuesday 19th July 2022

CARLISLE
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (5 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (5 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30 pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

COPELAND
Decider Life Skills (5 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (5 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am-12:00am
Hearing Voices Group @Online and @The De Lucy, Egremont 6:45pm-7:45pm

Wednesday 20th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness group (7 of 7) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 9:30am-10:30am
Singing for Fun @The De Lucy Centre 6:30pm-8:00pm

Thursday 21st July 2022

ALLERDALE
Assertiveness(1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (1 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

EDEN
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (2 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (5 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (3 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (3 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 22nd July 2022

Saturday 23rd July 2022

 

Week 4

Monday 25th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Decider Life Skills (3 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (3 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 12:00pm-1:00pm

COPELAND
Weight Management / Fitness Group (8 of 12) @ Mirehouse Community Centre 6:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 26th July 2022

CARLISLE
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 11:00am-12:00pm
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 12:30pm-1:30pm
Managing Stress & Worry (6 of 6) @The Lookout, Carlisle 2:00pm-3:00pm
Cuppa and a Chat @The Lookout, Carlisle 3:00pm-4:30pm
Offload (Men’s Group) @The Lookout, Carlisle 5:00pm-6:30pm

COPELAND
Decider Life Skills (6 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 10:00am-11:00am
Wellness Recovery Action Planning (6 of 6) @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am-12:00am
Together We Grow @The De Lucy Centre 11:00am – 1:00pm

Wednesday 27th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Women’s Group @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Men’s Group @The Hive, Workington 6:00pm-7:30pm

Thursday 28th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Assertiveness (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am
Drawing and Talking (2 of 6) @The Hive, Workington 11:00am-12:00pm
Mind and Body Wellbeing Fitness @Together Gym 5:00pm-5:30pm

EDEN
Drop in to Enrol @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 12:00pm-1:00pm
Goal Setting (3 of 3) @Eden Foyer 12:30pm-3:30pm
Assertiveness (6 of 6) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 1:00pm-2:00pm
Drawing and Talking (4 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 2:00pm-3:00pm
Managing Stress and Worry (4 of 4) @ Penrith Library, Downstairs Meeting Room 3:00pm-4:00pm

Friday 29th July 2022

Saturday 30th July 2022

ALLERDALE
Preparing for Therapy @Online and @The Hive, Workington 10:00am-11:00am