Hello from the team at the Recovery College. We’d like to share information about two of our upcoming free online courses which still have lots of places available, Dealing with debt, and Introduction to online community. Making the most of your memory still has a couple of places left at the time of sending this email.
Dealing with debt is a new course run with our partners Quaker Social Action When debt becomes a problem it can create difficult feelings and have a negative impact on our mental health. We may feel too stressed to deal effectively with our debt and this can make the situation worse. In this course we will look at the situations that led to us being in debt and our feelings about dealing with the debt. We will look at what to do and what not to do if you are in debt, and explain the difference between priority and non-priority debts. We will discuss ways of dealing with debt and the pros and cons of disclosing a mental health condition to creditors. We will help students develop a personal plan to deal with debt, and also give information on organisations that can help.
Introduction to online community is another new course we’re running with Mind in Camden. This course is an introduction to how to use online technology to stay connected. Attending online workshops, activities, social groups and events is a fantastic way to stay connected with both your local and wider community but with so much out there, it can sometimes be hard to know where to start. This online course provides a safe space to take positive risks and to learn from your efforts. We will explore how connecting with other people online and sharing common interests give us something to look forward to and how it can help to build resilience. By learning practical tips and skills to make use of the online community, we aim to help you to develop new relationships and reduce stress and anxiety during this period of social isolation. In partnership with Mind in Camden, we will be looking at what to consider when choosing an online group to attend, exploring the benefits of staying connected as well as offering some advice on how to stay safe and in control when attending virtual events. There will be space on the course for students and tutors to share and reflect on their own experiences of connecting online.
Making the most of your memory (3 sessions) Do you have concerns about your memory? This course looks at the basics of how our memory works and what can affect it. We will look at ways to make the most of your memory and try some of these out. You will have the opportunity to share what works for you and hear and discuss others’ ideas. The course will be interactive with activities and discussion aimed at empowering you to maximise your memory.
Enrolment is via the link on our webpage - https://www.candi.nhs.uk/our-services/education-and-employment/recovery-college/recovery-college-enrolment We take enrolments all term.
As always, you can find our course guide and calendar on our webpage www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege
Our online courses are open to anyone who lives or works in Camden and Islington, or who has a professional, family or carer connection to these boroughs. Anyone enrolling from out of borough without such a connection will be placed on a waiting list – they will only get a place if their chosen course does not book fully with Camden and Islington residents.