Courses

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.
  • 13 February 2019

    What is Recovery? (Peebles)

    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.

    • Peebles Community Centre

      Walkershaugh, Peebles, EH44 8AU

    • Eva Taylor and Kirsty Bremner

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 1 March 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.

    • Cornucopia

      4 Towerdykeside, Hawick, TD9 9EA

    • Bridget Dickson and Kirsty Bremner

    • 11am - 1pm

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  • 4 March 2019

    Understanding Trauma

    This course consists of two sessions and students must be able to attend both dates (4th March and 11th March).

    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 iwth trauma.

    Please note, although this course is open to students who have expereinced 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

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  • 6 March 2019

    What is Recovery? (Hawick)

    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.

    • Room F002, Borders College

      Buccleuch Road, Hawick, TD9 0EH

    • Kirsty Bremner and Lisa Riddell

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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

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