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.
  • 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

  • 25 April 2019

    Peer Support

    Peer support happens when individuals who have lived through difficult times use their experience to help others facing similar challenges.

    This six week course provides a theoretical background for peer support work.

    Sessions will focus on core skills and principles for peer support work such as boundaries, confidentiality, communication skills, a strengths based approach and endings.

    Students who are already engaged in peer support will particularly benefit from this course.

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 10am - 12noon

  • 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

  • 10 May 2019

    Creative Music Workshops

    Come and join us to explore musical skills together and get creative!

    Absolute beginners with no background in music more than welcome.

    Running over four Friday evenings in May 2019.

    Just bring yourself and an open mind to try something new and a bit different!



    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Tim du Feu and Carla Sayer

    • 6pm - 7pm

  • 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

  • 10 June 2019

    Understanding Trauma

    Trauma can be defined as a very difficult or unpleasant experience that causes mental or emotional problems for a person.  Trauma could be caused by a single significant event or by a person being exposed to harm and abuse over a period of time, either in childhood or when the person is an adult.  Trauma is a normal response to abnormal events, but the impact of trauma can be difficult to live with.

    This course is suitable for students who wish to gain an understanding of trauma, particularly:

    The impact of trauma
    An understanding of different types of trauma
    Common symptoms of trauma
    Positive coping strategies
    Information about services that might be able to offer help to someone living with trauma.

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

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Les Newington and Rachel Fraser

    • 1:30pm - 3:30pm