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We offer a variety of courses, ranging from half-day sessions to learning experiences of two hours spread over eight weeks. From information sessions that enhance knowledge to opportunities to share and reflect on personal experiences of mental health, we hope we have a course to interest or inspire you.

As part of the college experience, we will be adding graduation events to our calendar. These events will allow us to come together and celebrate students’ achievements.

  • 17 April 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem

    This four week course provides a space for students to consider the concepts of confidence and  self-esteem. 

    Sessions will focus on the importance of good self-care, valuing oneself and steps we can take to feel more confident.

    Students will also explore positive communication and think about how to set healthy boundaries.

    • Southfield Community Centre

      Duns, TD11 3EL

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm

  • 3 May 2019

    Recognising and Understanding Loss

    Loss is a universal theme in human life.  It can be incredibly painful and challenging for individuals, families and communities. 

    This course seeks to help students understand different types of loss.  We will look at theories of grief and explore the possibility of post-loss growth.

    The course is delivered over two sessions and students should attend both sessions.

    Please note, although this course is open to students who  have experienced loss, the course does not offer direct support to someone living with  loss and is not a  therapeutic intervention.  The course provides a theoretical overview of  loss and is designed to be  educational.


    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Isla MacLeod and Kirsty Bremner

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

  • 15 May 2019

    Introduction to Yoga for Wellbeing

    Designed to be practiced by people of all abilities, all fitness levels and all age groups, Dru is a style of yoga that can be quickly dipped into or learnt in more depth over a lifetime.

    What can I expect from a Dru Yoga class?

    A typical Dru Yoga lesson involves the following:

    1. A short, fun activation and stretches to warm and prepare the body for the sequences or postures (Asanas).

    2. An Energy Block Release (EBR) usually follows.  EBRs are easy and pleasant to do and, when performed correctly, they can dissolve emotional, mental and physical energy blockages.

    3. Flowing postures (Asanas) and/or sequences.  Each posture and sequence has specific therapeutic benefits for the body and mind.

    4. Pranayama or breath awareness and control to relax the body and mind.

    5. Relaxation.  To nicely round off the class, there is 10-15 minutes of relaxation that allows you real time to release pent-up tensions, giving your body a chance to balance and repair itself.

    Regular practice of Dru Yoga can help improve your health and fitness by giving you the tools to deal with the stresses of modern day living.

    • Duns Library

      49 Newtown Street, Duns, TD11 3AU

    • Annette Murray and LIVE Borders

    • 2:30pm - 4pm

  • 15 May 2019

    What is Recovery? (Eyemouth)

    This course explores the fact people with mental health difficulties can and do recover. But what does recovery mean? More importantly - what could it mean to you personally? 

    On this half day course our friendly Personal Tutors will help you explore these questions in an informal group setting.

    You will be introduced to the key recovery principles of Connection, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment (CHIME) and invited to consider these concepts from your own perspective.

    • Eyemouth Community Centre

      Albert Road, Eyemouth, TD14 5DE

    • Eva Taylor and Kirsty Bremner

    • 1pm - 3pm