Bradford University Recovery Summer School

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Bradford University Recovery Summer School

The University of Bradford is very pleased to announce that this year a Recovery Summer School will be running from Tuesday 7th June 2016 until Thursday 11th August. It will be located within the Re:Centre and Norton Conference (TBC) buildings on the main campus. The Room booking arrangements will be finalised shortly.

This Summer School brings together a range of providers from both the NHS and Third Sector Healthcare providers to deliver a range of short courses and educational groups to support people who want to know more about how they can learn to better manage and improve their mental health and well-being. The Summer School offers a curriculum of that covers a range of mental health topics that people can self-enrol on, and pick and choose as they see fit. Please take a look at our course time-table, and get in contact with us via email, the attached form or via our telephone line to find out more and book yourself onto these free courses. The courses are open to anyone who wishes to know and learn more together about managing mental health problems and distress regardless of whether you are currently using mental health services or not, or perhaps are a carer for someone with mental health difficulties.

The Summer School is the beginning of what we envisage will grow into a permanent Recovery centre, and hopes that some of the students who attend the courses will join us in planning and delivering subsequent courses and groups in the future.

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Courses and Sessions on Offer:

StressPac Course – a 6 week programme for people to learn more about working with stress and anxiety.

Mood Matters Course – a 6 week programme for people to learn more about working with low mood and depression.

Mindfulness Groups – learn and practice the skills of mindfulness – psychological techniques derived from meditation that can help reduce distress and learning to reduce unwanted experiences – like worry for instance.

Working with Unusual Experiences - skills for coping with, managing and overcoming the distress associated with unusual experiences. Unusual experiences might include hearing voices, sounds or seeing things that others don't hear or see and/or having strong beliefs that others experience as unusual and do not share.

These two workshops will look at a. how a psychological perspective can help people make sense of their experiences in the context of their lives and b. ways of coping with unusual perceptions and beliefs, including ideas that people with experience of such difficulties have found helpful.

WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Planning - individualised approaches and tools to cope with upsetting experiences and events, improving wellness and action plans to prevent becoming unwell. This course is suitable for people who have been struggling with their mental health for perhaps some time and want to develop better ways of coping and preventing becoming overwhelmed by them.

Making Space “Getting On in the Community” Course - Learn how to become part of your community and be able to get out there to enjoy and live life to your full potential. By attending these sessions you will learn how to identify your pathway forward to enhance your quality of life and improve your health and wellbeing. You will achieve this through being enabled to make the necessary changes to your life. Sessions will inform and prepare individuals to access, participate and sustain social, recreational, and vocational activities within a structured learning environment. Areas which will be included:

Community

Health, Diet and Fitness Education/Employment

Cellar Trust Stepping Stones Course – This is a course for people interested in working on getting back to paid employment. We will be looking at the world of work and mental health, including the debate on whether or not to disclose a mental health condition to a prospective employer. We will also look at how to know what you want and the practical skills it takes to find employment (CV/Application forms/ Interviews etc).

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Well Woman Group - This group is for women only to look at ways of improving your health and wellbeing together. This group offers more support in your recovery, the opportunity to meet other women who have been through a similar experience, share things you enjoy, try new activities and improve your health and wellbeing.

Evaluating the Recovery College Experience: These sessions in the final week are turned over to allow students to evaluate together what they have learned in the recovery summer school. You will be able to share your feedback with us and also hear about future plans with the Recovery College and plan for the future.

Introduction to the Recovery Summer School and Recovery

Concepts.

In this introductory and welcoming session with optional days and starting times you will meet other students at the school, learn more about the courses and how they are run and what the key ideas about recovery are.

Introduction to the Recovery Summer School and Recovery Concepts.

Tuesday 7th June at 10.30am-12.30am or 1.30pm-3.30pm. Location: To be confirmed.

Introduction to the Recovery Summer School and Recovery Concepts.

Thursday 9th June at 10.30am-12.30am or 1.30pm -3.30pm.

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Wellness Recover Action Planning Course.

This short course introduces students to the ideas of Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and runs in two groups. Group one runs from Tuesday 14th June to Tuesday 2nd August over 8 weeks and group two runs from Thursday 16th June to Thursday 4th August. You must select one group or the other and cannot mix attendance between the two. WRAP is a self-designed prevention and wellness process that anyone can use to get well, stay well and make their life the way they want it to be. It was developed by Mary Ellen Copeland and you can read more about it at

http://mentalhealthrecovery.com/. On this course you will discover your own safe wellness tools, develop a list of things to do every day to stay as well as possible and learn how to deal with and respond to upsetting events and experiences.

Tuesday 14th June at 10.30am - 12.30pm. or 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 1. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 2. Location To be confirmed.

Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 3. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 4. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 5. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 6. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 7. Location: To be confirmed. Tuesday 28th June at 10.30am – 12.30pm or

1.30pm - 3.30pm.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Session 8. Location: To be confirmed. Thursday 16th June:

1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course – Second Group Sessions 1-8: Location To be confirmed. Thursday 23rd June: 1.30pm -3.30pm Thursday 30th June: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 7th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 14th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 21st July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 28th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 4th August: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

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StressPac and Mood Matters Courses.

These two courses are run by our local IAPT (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies)

colleagues. They run over 6 weeks on Thursdays. You can take either the “StressPac” course or the “Mood Matters” course (but not both).

The StressPac course is a self-help anxiety management course developed using principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – an evidence based psychological therapy. It focusses on how thoughts, actions and feelings affect each other. You will learn to understand the nature and role of stress and anxiety, what courses them and keeps them going, and learn to work with physical experiences, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It will include problem solving, goal-setting and coping with common problems like disturbed sleep and panic attacks.

The Mood Matters course is designed for people experiencing low mood and depression. It is based on cognitive behavioural therapy, an effective therapy that will: introduce you to low mood and depression, learning to overcome low mood through activity scheduling and working with unhelpful thoughts. It will also include techniques on how to improve sleep and relaxation.

What Is This About? These courses are about understanding and learning more about how to overcome and cope better with experiences of either stress and anxiety or low mood and depression. They are a self-help course taught in a group over 6 weeks.

Who Is This For? If you predominantly struggle with stress and anxiety and would like to know more about how to manage it take the StressPac course. If you want to know more about working with low mood and depression – take the Mood Matters course.

Thursday 16th June at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 1.

Thursday 16th June at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 1.

Location: To be confirmed.

Thursday 23rd June at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 2.

Thursday 23rd June at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 2.

Location: To be confirmed.

Thursday 30th June at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 3.

Thursday 30th June at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 3.

Location: To be confirmed.

Thursday 7th July at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 4.

Thursday 7th July at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 4.

Location: To be confirmed.

Thursday 14th July at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 5.

Thursday 14th July at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 5.

Location: To be confirmed.

Thursday 21st July at 10.30 – 12.30pm for StressPac course. Session 6.

Thursday 21st July at 1.30pm – 3.30pm for Mood Matters course. Session 6.

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Working with Distress and Managing Unusual Experiences

Two-Session Workshop.

These sessions are turned over to making sense of and coping with 'unusual experiences'. Unusual experiences might include hearing voices, sounds or seeing things that others don't hear or see and/or having strong beliefs that others experience as unusual and do not share. Such experiences and ideas, and other people's reactions to them, can cause a person distress and impact on a person's ability to get on with their everyday lives. Finding a way to make sense of such difficulties can help a person cope with their experiences and explain them to others. Additionally people who have such difficulties have found many creative ways of coping that others might find of interests and use to them. The two session will be split in their focus between Session 1; using

psychological/cognitive behavioural theory and principles to help people make sense of their difficulties and Session 2; using psychological/cognitive behavioural skills and techniques to cope with such experiences and ideas, which will also include ideas generated by voice hearers and those who hold unusual ideas.

Tuesday 21st June 1.30pm – 2.30pm Tuesday 28th June

1.30pm – 2.30pm

Working with Unusual Experiences and Distress Workshops

Location: To be confirmed.

Open Mindfulness Group

These Thursday afternoon sessions are an open invitation mindfulness group. You do not necessarily have to attend all and are free to come when you are able, or attend all if that works for you. You will work on understanding mindfulness skills, and practice various different mindfulness techniques that can help you live more in the now, learn to reduce stress and distress associated with

unpleasant emotional and psychological experiences, become more self-compassionate and compassionate towards others, and live more in the ‘here and now’ and in the present moment rather than lost in thoughts about things or the past/future.

Thursday 16th June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 23rd June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 30th June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 7th July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 14th July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 21st July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 28th July 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 4th August 3.30pm-4.30pm Open Mindfulness Group Location to be confirmed.

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Getting On in The Community: Accessing Mainstream Activities –

Making Space Course.

Learn how to become part of your community and be able to get out there to enjoy and live life to your full potential. By attending these sessions you will learn how to identify your pathway forward to enhance your quality of life and improve your health and wellbeing. You will achieve this through being enabled to make the necessary changes to your life. Sessions will inform and prepare

individuals to access, participate and sustain social, recreational, and vocational activities within a structured learning environment.

Areas which will be included: Community

Health, Diet and Fitness Education/Employment Tuesday 12th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 26th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm

Making Space “Getting On in the Community: Accessing Mainstream Activities” Course Location to be confirmed. Course Tutors: Deborah Pickles and Roseann Farmery

Cellar Trust Stepping Stones Course

This two-day short course is aimed at people who wish to explore getting back into paid employment. We will be looking at the world of work and mental health, including the debate on whether or not to disclose a mental health condition to a prospective employer. We will also look at how to know what you want and the practical skills it takes to find employment (CV/Application forms/ Interviews etc).

Tuesday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Full Day) Thursday 28th July 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Full Day) Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm And 1.30pm -3.30pm (Full Day)

Cellar Trust Stepping Stones Course (Getting into Employment). Location to be confirmed.

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Course Selection and Recovery Summer School Enrolment Form.

Name: Age:

Gender/Sex: Contact Telephone:

Email: Contact Address:

If you are already using services please let us know what service and who might be a useful contact.

Please note no contact will be made with other services without your involvement and consent.

WORKSHOP, GROUP and COURSE ENROLMENT SELECTION: Please tick the sessions you would like to attend and enrol upon.

Tuesday 7th June: Session 1: 10.30am-12.30am, or Session 2: 1.30-3.30pm. Thursday 9th June: Session 3: 10.30am -12.30am or Session 4: 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Introductory to Recovery Workshop

All students are expected to attend one of these introductory

workshops offered in the introductory week. Please select one of the four possible workshops according to with works best for you.

Select One Session to Attend: Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4: Tuesday 14th June: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 21st June: 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 28th June: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 5th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 12th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Tuesday 19th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 26th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Tuesday 2nd August: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course

This course is run every Tuesday afternoon over 8 weeks. If you select the WRAP course you are expected to attend as many of these sessions as possible and will get the most out of the course through regular attendance.

Please tick here if you wish to enrol on the WRAP course. Please note you cannot attend Tuesday and Thursday groups but must select one or the other!

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Thursday 16th June: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 23rd June: 1.30pm -3.30pm Thursday 30th June: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 7th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 14th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 21st July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 28th July: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 4th August: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Wellness Recovery Action Planning Course

This course is run every Tuesday afternoon over 8 weeks. If you select the WRAP course you are expected to attend as many of these sessions as possible and will get the most out of the course through regular attendance.

Please tick here if you wish to enrol on the WRAP course.

Please note you cannot attend Tuesday and Thursday groups but must select one or the other! Thursday 16th June 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 23rd June 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 30th June 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 7th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 14th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 21st July 10.30am – 12.30pm

Stress and Anxiety PAC Course

This course is run every Thursday morning over 6 weeks. If you select this course you are expected to attend as many of these sessions as possible and will get the most out of the course through regular attendance. You may not enrol on the Mood Matters Course if you are taking the Stress and Anxiety PAC Course.

Please tick here if you wish to enrol on the Stress and Anxiety PAC Course Thursday 16th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 23rd June 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

Mood Matters Course This course is run every Thursday afternoon over 6 weeks. If you select

Please tick here if you wish to enrol on the Mood Matters Course

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Thursday 30th June 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 7th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 14th July 1.30pm – 3.30pm. Thursday 21st July 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

this course you are expected to attend as many of these sessions as possible and will get the most out of the course through regular attendance. You may not enrol on the Stress and Anxiety PAC Course if you are taking the Mood Matters Course Tuesday 21st June

1.30pm – 2.30pm Tuesday 28th June 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Working with Unusual Experiences and Distress

These two workshops build on each other and therefore you will get the most out of this by attending both workshops.

Please tick here if you would like to attend these workshops. Thursday 16th June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 23rd June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 30th June 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 7th July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 14th July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 21st July 3.30pm – 4.30pm Thursday 28th July 3.30pm-4.30pm Thursday 4th August 3.30pm-4.30pm

Open Mindfulness Group This open group runs regularly on Thursday afternoons. You do not have to attend all sessions but you will get the most out of mindfulness with regular practice.

Please tick here if you would like to enrol into this group. Tuesday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Full Day) Thursday 28th July 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3.30pm (Full Day) Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm And 1.30pm -3.30pm (Full Day)

Cellar Trust Stepping Stones Course (Getting into Employment)

This Course is run over three full days. You will get the most out of this course by attending all of the sessions.

Please tick here to enrol on the Stepping Stones Course

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Tuesday 12th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 19th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 26th July 10.30am – 12.30pm Tuesday 2nd August 10.30am – 12.30pm

Making Space “Getting On in the Community: Accessing Mainstream Activities” Course

This course is run over 4 morning sessions and again you will get the most out of this by attending all of the sessions.

Please tick if you want to join this course. Tuesday 28th June 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 5th July 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 12th July 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 19th July 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 26th July 1.30pm -3.30pm Tuesday 2nd August 1.30pm -3.30pm

Well Woman Group This group will be running every Tuesday afternoon over six sessions. You’ll get the most out of the group by attending all the sessions.

Please tick if you want to join this group. Tuesday 9th August Session One:10.30am – 12.30am Tuesday 9th August Session Two: 1.30pm – 3.30pm Thursday 11th August Session Three: 10.30am – 12.30pm Thursday 11th August Session Four: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Evaluating the Recovery College Experience: Future Planning

Every student should aim to attend one of these sessions in the final week of the course to evaluate and give feedback on their experience and look towards their future plans.

Please select One Session Session One:

Session Two: Session Three: Session Four:

Please note: Naturally there are a limited amount of spaces availability and enrolment will be based on a first come, first served basis. If particular sessions or courses are over-subscribed you will be contacted to inform you of this and to discuss alternative sessions or courses that you may wish to consider.

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Contact Details for the Recovery Summer School: Email: BURecoveryCollege@teachers.org

Please email us your enrolment form or to make any enquiry about the Summer School. Alternatively you can post us your enrolment form at the address below.

Telephone: Stephen Williams (Recovery Summer School Lead) on 01274 235798. Address:

Bradford University Recovery Summer School FAO Stephen Williams Faculty of Health Studies

University of Bradford Richmond Road Bradford BD7 1DP

Some principles for how the college works:

The summer school marks the beginning of the University’s exploration of establishing a full-time Recovery College. The School is not a replacement for other services – it is intended to run alongside other existing services and provide an alternative place for learning about improving our health and wellbeing.

Working with Acute or Overwhelming Distress:

Should a student become acutely and seriously distressed – as with any other student at the university we would respond in the same way. We would work with them to offer them one-to-one support at the time, and to make use of our chill out rooms to see if that could help at the time. If they felt unsafe then we would work with the student to help them access other forms of support – e.g. services they were already in contact with, or to consider getting access to more urgent support if this would seem useful.

Data Collection, Recording and Sharing:

Using the StressPac and Mood Matters courses – if you choose to enrol on these programmes you will be asked to complete to standard measures that are used by IAPT services to record the outcome of the intervention as any other person would do were they to be attending the service. Otherwise data collected by us is held on an as needs basis, as for any other student following appropriate Data Protection guidelines. We maintain strict confidentiality and only in exceptional circumstances and in prior collaboration with the student would we consider the need to share information with other parties.

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