Kidderminster to host recovery course for people with mental health disorders (From Kidderminster Shuttle)
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Kidderminster to host recovery course for people with mental health disorders
10:10am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
By Robert Cox
A RECOVERY course for people with behavioural mental health disorders will be delivered in Kidderminster following successful pilots in Bromsgrove and Worcester.
The Worcestershire Recovery College offers an introduction to recovery for those who are bipolar, with schizophrenia and other similar illnesses.
People in contact with either primary or secondary care mental health teams will be eligible to be referred on to the course.
It consists of six sessions, to be held weekly, at the Robertson Centre, from Tuesday, April 2.
Sarah Taylor-Robinson, practice educator for the Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, said: “We’ve now completed the course in Bromsgrove and Worcester and both have been successful in helping patients in their recovery from various mental illnesses.
“Some of the comments from the participants have been really encouraging. There are now plans to develop and expand our programme of courses.”
The trust describes the course as an “innovative educational approach” that allows individuals to explore what recovery means for them and teaches about the impact of diet on mental wellbeing.
It is funded by the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education and is co-delivered by staff and people with experience of the issues.
Following the programme people can attend a 12 week Moodmaster course, Managing Your Emotions, which offers practical tips and techniques to help manage emotions.
More details are available from Sarah Taylor-Robinson on 01905 733226 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org