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.
  • 6 August 2019

    Mindfulness and You (Galashiels)

    Do you replay events in your mind and find yourself stressed or anxious? Have you been caught up in patterns of negative thinking? Would you like to be calmer and more focused in day to day life? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then you might find mindfulness beneficial.


    This nine week course offers sessions lasting two hours where you will explore the concept of mindfulness and have the opportunity to practice mindfulness in a group setting

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Karen Lerpiniere and Annette Murray

    • 2pm - 4pm

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  • 6 August 2019

    Mindfulness and You (Kelso)

    Do you replay events in your mind and find yourself stressed or anxious? Have you been caught up in patterns of negative thinking? Would you like to be calmer and more focused in day to day life? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then you might find mindfulness beneficial.


    This nine week course offers sessions lasting two hours where you will explore the concept of mindfulness and have the opportunity to practice mindfulness in a group setting

    • Tebbutt Room, Abbey Row Community Centre

      The Knowes, Kelso, TD5 7BJ

    • Karen Lerpiniere and Jo Highet

    • 6pm - 8pm

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  • 7 August 2019

    What is Recovery? (Galashiels)

    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.

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Annette Murray and Jo Highet

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 21 August 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem (Galashiels)

    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.

    • The Hive

      Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT

    • Annette Murray and Jo Highet

    • 10:30am - 12:30pm

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  • 18 September 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 are encouraged to attend both sessions to complete the course.

    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

    • 1pm - 3:30pm

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  • 23 October 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem (Hawick)

    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.

    • Room F002, Borders College

      Buccleuch Road, Hawick, TD9 0EH

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 11am - 1pm

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  • 24 October 2019

    Exploring Confidence and Self-Esteem (Peebles)

    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.

    • Room 1, Community Centre

      Walkershaugh, Peebles, EH44 8AU

    • Annette Murray and Kirsty Bremner

    • 10am - 12noon

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