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.
  • 6 June 2019

    Read your Way to Wellbeing

    This four week course will explore how reading can contribute to recovery.

    Using a variety of literature, we will consider the themes of resilience, acceptance, humour and connection.  Students will be invited to draw  inspiration from characters and stories that have resonated with people living with mental health challenges.

    This course also provides a space for students to consider their barriers to reading and offers participants information and time to plan how to overcome these barriers.

    Read your Way to Wellbeing welcomes everyone, from avid readers to students who are curious about how reading might be able to support their recovery.


    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Bridget Dickson and Kirsty Bremner

    • 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  • 17 June 2019

    Understanding Trauma


    This course will now commence on 17 June 2019 and not 10 June as previously advertised.

    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