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Wakefield Recovery College

Recovery is a personal journey – it’s about building lives, creating opportunities, taking control and instilling hope.

Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College offers a wide range of recovery-focused educational courses.

We provide courses that can help you on your recovery journey.

Here’s our new prospectus for August- December 2018.

  • Find your skills
  • Discover your strengths
  • Explore your potential to volunteer
  • Recognise yourself

Courses include condition-specific courses, such as living with anxiety and busting stress. In addition, a number of educational courses are available, including creative writing and IT for beginners.

The College is based at Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre in Wakefield. Courses take place here and at lots of community venues across Wakefield and the 5 towns. We’ve created a venue directory which includes maps and directions to the venues where we may hold our courses. Please note that parking charges were correct at the time of publication (June 2016).

The Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College has been developed in partnership with people who have experience of health problems, health professionals and local people – ensuring that courses are offered to support the needs of people in our local community.

What courses are available?

Have a look at our quick course guide to see what’s coming up.

Or our breakdown of what upcoming courses are available:

August

  • 24 August- 12:30-4pm, Understanding therapy, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 29 August- 1-3:30pm, An introduction to tandem cycling, Thornes Park
  • 31 August- 10am-1pm, Woodland skills, Bullcliffe Woods
  • 31 August- 1-4pm, Getting creative: Caring for carers, Bullcliffe Woods

September

  • 5 September- 10-11am, Couch to 5k, Thornes Park Stadium
  • 5 September- 10:30am-12pm, What the heck is archiving?, West Yorkshire History Centre
  • 5 September- 11am-1pm, Autism awareness, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 6 September- 10am-12:30pm, Moving forward, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 7 September- 10am-12pm, Dyslexia awareness, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 10 September- 1-3pm, An introduction to poetry, St Swithun’s Community Centre
  • 11 September- 1:30-3:30pm, Understanding and managing depression, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 12 September- 10am-12pm, Sing it out! Mama, St Swithun’s Community Centre
  • 14 September- 10am-12pm, Creative writing, St Swithun’s Community Centre
  • 17 September- 10am-12:30pm, Aromatherapy- the use of essential oils derived from plants (session 1), Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 19 September- 10am-12pm, Feeling positive, busting stress, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 19 September- 1-3pm, Advocacy in mental health, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 21 September- 10am-12pm, Men’s wellbeing: tackle your health, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 25 September- 10am-12pm, Feeling positive, busting stress, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 26 September- 10:30-11:30am, Dance and movement for wellbeing, The Elizabethan Gallery
  • 27 September-10am-12pm, Arthritis and you, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 27 September- 1-3pm, Transgender awareness, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 27 September- 1-3pm, An introduction to personality disorder, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 28 September- 1-3pm, Improving your sleep, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre

October

  • 1 October- 1-3pm, Coping with bereavement, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 3 October- 10-11:30am, Stepping in to action, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 4 October- 2-4:30pm, Moving forward, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 5 October- 12:30-4pm, Understanding therapy, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 8 October- 10am-12pm, Coping with life by using relaxation, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 10 October- 1-3pm, Ways to quit, St Swithun’s Community Centre
  • 12 October- 10am-12pm, Coping with life by using relaxation, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 15 October- 12:30-2:30pm, Craft taster, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 17 October- 10am-12pm, Understanding anxiety, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 19 October- 10-11:30am, Let’s talk about suicide, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 23 October- 10am-12pm, Book folding, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 24 October- 1-3pm, Understanding and managing depression, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 25 October- 2-4:30pm, Moving forward, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 26 October- 2-3pm, What’s bugging you?, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre

Enrol on a course

If you’d like to book on to a course – please complete the enrolment form at the back of the prospectus and send it to the postal address below.

Or you can also download the Wakefield recovery college enrolment form and send it to Wakerecoverycollege@swyt.nhs.uk.

You can download our enrolment form for our new Autumn/Winter 2018 courses as well.

Any questions?

Contact the Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College if you have any questions about courses available, how to enrol or if you would like to get involved with running a course:

Tel: 01924 316946

Address:

Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College,
Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre,
Drury Lane,
Wakefield,
WF1 2TE

Email: wakerecoverycollege@swyt.nhs.uk

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