Self-study course material

Below you will find a selection of online self-study courses which you can access via the links in the titles below.

These courses are designed to be worked through in your own time and we estimate each will take around 1 hour to 1.5 hours to complete.

When you click on the links in the titles below you will be taken to the booking site Ticket Tailor where you will be asked to provide your name and email address to gain access to the link for your selected course. The link will be sent to you via the email you provide. 

If you would prefer not to access the courses in this way you can email us at wellbeing.college@health-in-mind.org.uk or call us on 01896 807 000 and we can arrange for a link to be sent to you. 

 

What is mental health recovery?

Course description: This course offers the opportunity to reflect on key themes that support mental health recovery and how they apply in your life

Outcomes from the course: By the end of the course we hope you will better understand what mental health recovery means to you and that it is possible, on your own terms.

Delivered by: Annette Murray

 

Recognising and understanding loss

Course description: This course will explore the concept of loss and some ways in which we can recognise and understand this during the current pandemic.

Outcomes from the course: By the end of the course we hope you will better understand what loss is, how you can recognise this and some ways you can begin to cope with losses.

Delivered by: Dr Isla Macleod Cpsychol

 

Identifying and managing stress

Course description: This course offers the opportunity to reflect on what stress is, how stress can affect us and the impact this can have, and some tips you can use if you are feeling stressed.

Outcomes from the course: By the end of the course we hope you will better understand what Stress is, how it affects you and some ways you might be able to manage this.

Delivered by: Joanne Highet and with thanks to: Johanna Stock

 

Natural wellbeing 

Course description: This course will explore the ways in which nature can contribute to positive mental health and wellbeing.

Outcomes from the course: By the end of this course, we hope you will have been inspired to consider new and simple ways that you can engage with nature both indoors and outdoors that can improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Delivered by: Annette Murray

 

Boundaries keep us safe and help our self esteem

Course description: This course will explore the concept of personal boundaries, what they are and how they can help us to maintain good mental health and boost self-esteem.

Outcomes from the course: By the end of the course we hope you will better understand what your personal boundaries are, the importance of communicating these with others and the benefits maintaining our boundaries can have.

Delivered by: Kirsty Bremner

 

Let's talk about resilience 

Course Description: Let’s talk about resilience considers simple strategies that promote resilience and provides an opportunity for students to reflect on their own existing resilience. There is some pre-course study which we suggest for this course. Before you attend, we invite you to watch this short video “The three secrets of resilient people” by Dr Lucy Hone, contained in the article you will find here: https://ideas.ted.com/sorrow-and-tragedy-will-happen-to-us-all-here-are-3-strategies-to-help-you-cope/

Outcomes from the Course: By the end of the course students will; understand what resilience is and what helps improve it, learn 3 key mindsets that improve and develop their resilience and gain an appreciation of their own, existing resilience and how they have come through up until this point.

Delivered By: Annette Murray

 

Mental health awareness

Course Description: Mental health is being talked about more and more in society but there is still a lack of understanding about it. This course aims to clarify what mental health is and separate myth from fact. We consider what helps maintain our mental health and how best to support others when their mental health is poor.

Outcomes from the Course:By the end of the course, you will, understand what mental health is and that it affects us all, recognise the signs of poor mental health, consider the impact of stigma surrounding mental health and look at some common mental health myths. Appreciate that focussing on recovery is important in mental health and learn how to look after your mental health and support the mental health of others.

Delivered by: Annette Murray

 

If you have any questions following your completion of these sessions don't hesitate to get in touch with our Personal Tutors via phone on 01896 807 000 or via email at wellbeing.college@health-in-mind.org.uk