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Please register and choose a class from the course list below or download our prospectus and registration form and apply by post.

The Courses are available to people with severe mental health challenges, their relatives/carers and to the staff of the Sussex Recovery College partner organisations.

Priority will be given to students living in the campus area.

Applications are subject to availability and will be confirmed within two weeks by email.

All information from the registration form and equal opportunities form will be kept in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Once you have registered and applied for a course, we will will contact you within two weeks to book you in for an individual learning planning (ILP) meeting with one of our trainers. At your ILP we will confirm which courses you have a place on. Please note that other students may be applying by paper and post when you are registering online. The website may not yet be showing a course as full until these students have been entered into the system.

Courses at a glance:

Course Name:   Living with Bipolar

Dates:                   Tuesdays – 13 June, 20 June, 27 June, 4 July, 11 July

Times:                   10:30am – 12:30pm

Venue:                 Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG

 

Course Name:   Managing Anxiety

Dates:                   Fridays – 28 April, 5 May, 12 May, 19 May

Times:                   1:30pm – 3:30pm

Venue:                 To be confirmed

 

Course Name:   Resolving the Red Mist: Managing your Anger

Dates:                   Mondays – 5 June, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June, 3 July, 10 July

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Millwood, Uckfield Community Hospital, Uckfield, TN22 5AW

 

Course Name:   Setting Up and Running a Peer Support Group

Dates:                   Mondays – 5 June, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June, 3 July

Times:                   12:30pm – 2:30pm

Venue:                 Hill Rise, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9HH

 

Course Name:   Suicide Awareness

Dates:                   Mondays – 12 June, 19 June, 26 June

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 To be confirmed

 

Course Name:   Understanding Medication: Mood Disorders

Dates:                   Tuesday 4 April

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG

 

Course Name:   Understanding Medication: Psychosis

Dates:                   Tuesday 11 April

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG

 

Course Name:   Understanding Psychosis

Dates:                   Thursdays – 11 May, 18 May, 25 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June

Times:                   2:30pm – 4:30pm

Venue:                 Amberstone Rehabilitation Unit, Carters Corner, Hailsham, BN27 4HU

 

Course Name:   Developing a Tool Kit for Discharge (from in-patient care)

Dates:                   To be arranged by staff

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Course Name:   Introduction to Peer Support

Dates:                   Friday 5 May

Times:                   10:00am – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Community Wise, Ocklynge Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG

 

Course Name:   Self-Esteem and Positive Thought

Dates:                   Tuesdays – 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 June, 13 June

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4UG

 

Course Name:   Turn your Crisis into a Blip!

Dates:                   Thursdays – 6 July, 13 July, 20 July

Times:                   10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue:                 Millwood, Uckfield Community Hospital, Uckfield, TN22 5AW

 

Course Name:   Workshop on Disclosure

Dates:                   Monday 15 May

Times:                   To be confirmed

Venue:                 To be confirmed

 

Course Name:   Life Beyond Diagnosis

Dates:                   Fridays – 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 26 May

Times:                   10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Suicide Awareness

Dates:                   Mondays – 8 May, 15 May, 22 May

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Understanding and Coping with Depression

Dates:                   Fridays – 5 June, 12 June, 19 June, 26 June

Times:                   11:00am – 1:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Understanding Medication: Mood Disorders

Dates:                   Friday 2 June     

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Understanding Medication: Psychosis

Dates:                   Monday 10 April

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Understanding Psychosis

Dates:                   Wednesdays – 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   A Little Place of Calm

Dates:                   Thursdays – 23 March, 30 March, 6 April, 13 April

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   A Little Place of Calm

Dates:                   Thursdays – 29 June, 6 July, 13 July, 19 July

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Book of Secrets: Recovery Art Journals

Dates:                   Tuesdays – 2 May, 9 May, 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 June

Times:                   1:00pm – 3:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Finding Happiness

Dates:                   Fridays – 9 June, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June, 7 July

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   The ICE Project: Information for Carers

Dates:                   Wednesdays – 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 April, 3 May, 10 May, 17 May, 24 May, 31 May, 5 June

Times:                   1:45pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Muriel Matters House (used to be Aquila House), Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3UY

 

Course Name:   Poetry for Recovery

Dates:                   Tuesdays – 16 May, 23 May, 30 May, 6 June, 13 June

Times:                   12:30pm – 2:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Self-Esteem and Positive Thought

Dates:                   Wednesdays – 7 June, 14 June, 21 June, 28 June, 5 July

Times:                   2:00pm – 4:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Turn your Crisis into a Blip!

Dates:                   Wednesdays – 17 May, 24 May, 31 May

Times:                   10:00am – 12:00pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

Course Name:   Walking for Wellbeing

Dates:                   Mondays – 3 April, 10 April

Times:                   1:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Walking for Wellbeing

Dates:                   Mondays – 3 July, 10 July

Times:                   1:00pm – 4:30pm

Venue:                 Cavendish House, Breeds Place Hastings, TN34 3AA

 

Course Name:   Wellbeing In The Wild

Dates:              Tuesdays: 9, 16, 23, 30 May, 6, 13, 20, 27 June

Times:                  11:00am-2:00pm – 8 weeks                                       

Venue:                 Friston Forest

 

Course Name:   Wellbeing in the wild

Dates:                    Tuesdays: 15, 22, 29 August,5, 12, 19, 26 September 3 October

Times:                  11:00am-2:00pm

Venue:                 Friston Forest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Popular Courses

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  • Coping with Bipolar, This course will cover coping with Bipolar using a range of skills including mood monitoring, identifying triggers and stressors in your own illness.Find out more
  • Coping Strategies and Problem Solving, This course aims to give people skills to manage problems and cope with situations in a more effective way. Find out more
  • Discharge to Recovery, Students will have the opportunity to share their feelings and gain group support about discharge from hospital, a chance to share what has been helpful with there recovery and an increased awareness of where to gain information about community resources available to them.Find out more
  • A Guide to Planning your Recovery, Each week will focus on a different topic, including some theory, helpful tools and advice, and a variety of practical or creative activities such as mindfulness meditation, making a well-being collage. Situated in a Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings.Find out more

 

 

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  • Happiness, Through fun topics and engaging activities you can explore the ten keys to happier living and learn new practical ways that can increase our overall levels of happiness. This course is available in both Eastbourne and Hastings.Find out more
  • Increasing your self esteem and being more confident, This course will involve exploring what esteem is, where it comes from and what maintains our low self esteem. We will explore various ways we may be able to improve our self esteem. Find out more
  • Navigating Mental Health Services, Have you ever wondered how mental health services actually work locally? Or what treatments might be available to meet your needs and what all those acronyms mean? Find out more
  • Managing depression, This course will examine treatments such as CBT, talking therapies, coping strategies such as self help techniques, creativity, nutrition, sleep, relapse prevention and relationship issues.Find out more

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  • Poetry for Recovery, You will be able to share personal experiences and relationships with other class members through reading, writing and creative skills. Weekly exercises using sounds, words, pictures collage and movement create the poetry or prose in the class.Find out more
  • Understanding Psychosis,This course helps you to make sense of and cope with psychotic symptoms. It explores the causes of psychosis and wht helps It is delivered by a psychiatrist, psychologist and peer trainer.Find out more
  • Returning to learning, This course will cover researching, note taking, reading and writing skills, planning your study, time management, and presentations, along with learning styles, and dealing with exams.Find out more
  • Wellbeing in the wild, This course offers opportunities for students to learn practical woodcraft and other creative woodland activities.Find out more