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WHO DESIGNS & DELIVERS THE COURSES
Mental health professionals, tutors with lived experience, peer-support workers, volunteers and students work together to design and deliver educational courses and resources to empower and support mental health service users and those who support them. Because of this, our courses are innovative, original and relevant to people experiencing mental health difficulties .
IS THE RECOVERY COLLEGE A SERVICE?
The Recovery College is not a healthcare service. However we recognise the importance of helping people to focus on their strengths and abilities rather than on their problems and diagnosis. Meaningful activity contributes to having a life worth living, a factor in improved health and well-being that cannot be underestimated.
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Humber Recovery College
WHERE IS THE RECOVERY COLLEGE?
The Humber Recovery College does not teach out of a specific building (like a ‘regular’ college), but instead works with a ‘hub-and-spoke’ model. The team travel out to other Trust sites and partnered venues within the Hull and East Riding community to facilitate courses. The Recovery College is also proud to be working with a number of organisations and teams who also deliver courses out of these venues on behalf of the Recovery College.
HUMBER RECOVERY COLLEGE
CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER DATE CHANGE
Friday 07th December 2018
2pm - 5pm
Hessle Community Centre
The Recovery college Christmas get-together session has changed.
The original date for this gathering was the 04th December 09:30 - 13:00. but due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to moved the date to Friday 07th December (2pm - 5pm)
The venue for this session has not changed and will be still held at the Hessle Community Centre, Old Schoole House, The Horne, Hessle, HU13 9LJ
Mental Health and Art Panel Discussion
Artlink has organised a panel discussion on exploring art and mental health as part of the Maybe It’s The World That’s Mad programme with Mad Pride Hull. Come a long to take part in the this friendly and informal discussion on 08 November from 6-8 PM.
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Womens Art/Craft Club
Womens Art/Craft Club
November 7th @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Artlink Hull | Recurring Event
We invite women to join us every Wednesday from 12-2 PM. Bring a project and a lunch- come meet like minded makers! Each project is self-led in this space intended to provide communication and support from other women. Questions? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Recovery college tutor scoops award at the NHS Staff Awards Ceremony 2017
Michael received three nominations from colleagues in the Recovery College and Voluntary Services.
He is nominated for being a great example of someone who has overcome their own health challenges in order to help and support others who are facing similar experiences. Michael is a volunteer who has set up a computer club at Westlands to help women develop their IT skills. He has also been a regular volunteer driver for people with dementia
He has designed, created, produced and facilitated a course at our Recovery College for anybody interested in developing tech skills, whether they are beginners or have an intermediate or advanced knowledge. The Recovery College students love him and always say what a lovely guy he is, and that he's an inspiration to them. Even through past and current adversity, he keeps moving forward and challenging himself to do better and better and help more and more people.
Those who’ve nominated Michael describe him as warm, caring, inspiring, kind, humble, generous and an all-round brilliant human being
SMASH and Recovery College win awards and plaudits on golden day for Trust
The Trust won two awards during a day devoted to celebrating excellence and innovation in health and care in Hull and the East Riding. The Social Mediation and Self-Help team (SMASH) led the way by picking up a special recognition award on Thursday (20 Oct) during the 2017 Hull and East Riding Health Expo.
Humber Recovery College then scooped the second accolade less than five hours later by winning the Mental Health and Wellbeing category at the 2017 Hull Daily Mail Health and Care Awards.
“To win one award is amazing, but to pick up two on the same day just hours apart is incredible,” said a spokesman for the Trust.
“We congratulate SMASH and the Recovery College for winning honors which are a fitting tribute to their hard work, commitment and dedication. They have achieved outstanding results and thoroughly deserve their success.”
Camille Edmonds, Recovery College and Positive Assets Service Manager, flanked by Practitioner Lauren Saunders and Senior Administrator and Practitioner Acho Elendu, collected the College's winner's plaque and certificate at the 2017 Hull Daily Mail Health and Care Awards.
The team won after fending off stiff competition from two nominees, one of which was the Trust’s Department of Psychological Medicine.
Completing a golden day for the Trust, Associate Medical Director Dr Stella Morris was nominated for the Lifetime Contribution Award and Volunteer Driver Stephen Christian contested the Volunteer of the Year accolade.
Winners were also announced in the following categories: Young Carer of the Year; Outstanding Health Professional of the Year; Health Partnership of the Year; Care Home of the Year; Innovation in Health and Social Care; Unsung Health Hero; Carer of the Year; and Health Improvement
WINTER 2019 COURSES
ENROLMENT WEEK DATES
The Humber Recovery & Wellbeing College will be touring Hull and East Riding taking enrollments for January - March 2019 courses in the final week of our Autumn Term. We are keen to reach more of Hull & East Riding so these dates replace the dates offered previously in the prospectus.
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Winter Enrolment Days
HUMBER RECOVERY COLLEGE ENROLMENT DAY NOW AVAILABLE?
The recovery college have now scheduled enrolment days for the new upcoming 2018-2019 prospectus. please see below:
Tuesday 4 September Old Parcels Office, Bridlington (10am - 4pm)
Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September Hull (Princess Quay) (10am - 4pm)
The Recovery College Employment Service
HELP WITH THE NEXT STEPS...
Paid work is an achievable goal for many people who have
experience of severe mental health issues. Paid work offers structure,
meaning and purpose to life. It improves income level, promotes social
interaction and is good for your health.
Embedded within the Humber Recovery College (which supports people on their recovery journey by promoting hope, empowerment and meaningful activity), our free employment service helps people move into paid work through one-to-one support, information and guidance.
Eligibility criteria for the Positive Assets service:
Positive Assets are proud to be part of the Recovery College,
challenging stigmas associated with mental health.
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We would like to give a special thanks to Hull CCG, Hackett & Williamson Ltd Printers and Healthstars for sponsoring and helping us in the production of this prospectus.
Students, tutors with lived experience, mental health professionals, peer-support workers, volunteers and students co-productively work together to design and deliver original and innovative workshops and courses. Together, we aim to empower and support people who are experiencing or have experienced mental difficulties, those who support them and those who have an interest in keeping themselves mentally and emotionally well
Dave & Martin
Our core team comprises of those pictured above, but we couldn’t be without all our guest/volunteer tutors and peer-support workers on the left!
Recovery College Lead
This is Cam-she runs the show! She makes sure everything runs smoothly within the Recovery College. You might not see her very often, but she’s there behind the scenes ensuring the Recovery College keeps moving forward! Cam’s quote: “Diversity is delicious!”
Recovery College Tutor
“At heart I’m a practicing visual artist but my working background is in supporting people with mental health difficulties in in-patient units delivering meaningful activity and having a lot of fun in the process! I’ve been doing that for a few years now and I find it very meaningful considering I also have my own lived experience and am on my own recovery journey. When I’m not arts and crafting, I love a bit of archery when I get the chance or seeing/experiencing new things but day-to-day it’s all about watching comedies and documentaries!
My favourite quote has got to be “Everything will be okay in the end, and if it’s not okay, it’s not the end of the world!”
Recovery College Administrator & Tutor
My background is in computing (Software Engineering), Tai chi, Mindfulness Meditation and Martial art's. I really enjoy teaching and imparting my knowledge onto others . I have worked for the NHS trust for Several years withing the education and training department . I am very active person and enjoy cycling, football, keeping fit, playing computer games and reading. Oh...and also i am a huge star wars fan too.
Favorite Quote(s): "If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few"
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift that is why they call it the present "
Positive Assets Employment Support Officer
“Proud to be working in the NHS for over 30 years! I have always been passionate about helping people, my background is in nursing but more recently I have been helping people with their recovery via their journey into employment. My hobbies include anything crafty and music, I love live music and you will often spot me at festivals!!”
Senior Employment Worker
Paid work can be an important part of recovery, and I have 17 years of experience helping people with health challenges move nearer to or into work. Away from work I can be found gaining an enormous sense of wellbeing from feeding the squirrels, birds, hedgehogs and other creatures that live near my home, and researching, writing about and collecting pieces of football kit history, particularly that of Hull City AFC. For the Hull 2017 City of Culture year I curated an exhibition of Hull City player worn shirts called Tiger Rags, celebrating amber, black and other colours worn by the club. I’ll get round to writing a book on the subject eventually.
Positive Assets Project Assistant
“I’ve been in my role as a Project Assistant in Positive Assets for 8 months, previously working in an administrative role. I have a passion for helping people and encouraging them on their journey. I really enjoy Zumba and playing badminton too-and meeting with friends!
My favourite quote is ‘Tough times don’t last. Tough people do”
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
Where do i find the Recovery College
The Recovery College is not one building. Instead, courses are delivered in partnered venues within the community across Hull and East Riding using a ‘Hub and Spoke’ model.
How do I Enrol
Simple! You complete an enrolment form and send it back to us along with an enrolment any course fees. This can be done electronically, via the post or at one of our enrolment days. However, we do not take telephone enrolments.
Is this like School/College?
Yes, in so much as you’re learning and you’re a student with us! We operate in informal, safe, adult educational spaces where mutual respect is important.
How much do these courses cost?
We do not charge for our courses. However, we ask for £1 per person for each enrolment form we receive. Some courses also require us to purchase extra resources so we also ask students to contribute a small amount towards these costs details of these can be found within the course descriptions. These courses must be paid for upon enrolment and are normally non-refundable (feel free to ring us to check if there’s spaces before enrolling) - you will not be enrolled without it!
Do I need to be referred into the College?
No! The Recovery College does not take referrals as we are not a service, although healthcare professionals are encouraged to signpost people our way. It is your decision entirely to become a student, to enrol and determine the course(s) you want to do.
Who can access the Recovery College?
We are proud to not have an eligibility criteria when it comes to accessing our courses; you do not need to be ‘recovering’ from illness to benefit from these courses as they can contribute to your own personal sense of good mental wellbeing.
Are there parking facilities?
We aim to provide venues that are accessible by public transport, and where possible, ensure there are free or paid parking facilities onsite or nearby. Humber NHS Foundation Trust is proud to provide free parking at all of its sites. It is advisable that you plan ahead. Any parking fees are the responsibility of the vehicle owner.
How can i Pay?
You can pay in person (e.g. at Enrolment Days), by cheque or postal order (we advise against sending cash in the post) or over the telephone to pay by card (once we’ve received your Enrolment Form through the post/email). You will NOT be enrolled onto any courses until full payment for all monies been received by the college.
What will i need to bring?
Will there be refreshments? Although the tutors will provide the materials required for the course, it may be helpful to bring a pen and a folder for your notes. We cannot guarantee that refreshments are available at any of our venues so please bring a drink and any snacks you require. Other courses will specify that you wear suitable clothing, and others may invite you to bring some of your own materials. These exceptions will be described under individual course descriptions.
I want to attend a course but i'd prefer it if someone i knew came with me - is that ok?
Of course! Because of our inclusivity, anyone can attend as long as they also enrol. However, we ask that anyone accompanying a student will actively participate in the course/workshop too!
I have another question - who do i ask?
You can ask anyone in the Recovery College team if you see them during the workshops/courses.
contact us via Twitter (@HFTRecoveryCol) or Facebook (/HumberRecoveryCollege).
Ring our office on 01482 389 124 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll do our best to answer your questions!.