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Welcome to the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy

We all have a mental health and wellbeing.

Springfield Mind is proud to partner with the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy and offer courses through the Recovery & Wellbeing Academy.

The Academy offers a wide range of FREE courses and workshops to anyone over the age of 18, living in Coventry and Warwickshire. The Academy provides the opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills to support your own mental health and wellbeing. The Academy believes that we are stronger together and is proud to work in partnership with other local organisations and also experts by experience and experts by education in each subject area. We are now offering a blended learning approach for sessions, delivering some courses online via Zoom and some face-to-face in classrooms across the community of Coventry and Warwickshire. 

To see the full range of courses available from the Academy click here.

Springfield Mind is delivering the following courses:

23rd July 2021 - The Menopause & Mental Health

At any one time one third of the female population are currently peri (period leading up to) or menopausal in the UK. Yet this normal part of women’s life cycle remains shrouded in stigma and quite often being incorrectly diagnosed with depression.

In this course, our tutor Louise Corbett, will focus on peri and menopausal effects on Mental Health:

  • Stages of Menopause
  • How Menopause affects the brain
  • Mental Health and Menopause
  • Case Study
  • Group discussion
  • Pulling things together - how do we support ourselves?

Learning Outcomes:

  • What is the menopause and how if affects our mental health
  • Shared experiences of the Menopause
  • How to support yourself and others during the menopause

Aimed at: ​ Female Audience aged 18+

Course tutors: Staff from Springfield Mind

Duration: ​ One, 2½ hour session.

 Co-created 

Tutor: Louise Corbett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 23/7/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered virtually via Zoom.

Student capacity up to 16

Monday 16th August 2021- Helping Children and Young People build mental resilience

A very unwelcome effect of the Pandemic has been the impact on Children and Young Peoples Mental Health. Mind’s research has shown that 57% of Children and Young People experienced a decline in their mental health during this period.

In this course, our tutor Paol Stuart-Thompson, will focus on how Adults can work with Children and Young People to build resilience:

  • What impacts Children & Young Peoples Mental Health
  • The Risk factors
  • Communicating with Children & Young People
  • Resilience Tools
  • Signposting towards support

Learning Outcomes:

  • The risk factors and protective factors for Children and Young Peoples Mental Health
  • How to have a conversation with a Child or Young Person about their Mental Health
  • The tools and strategies that CYP can use to improve their mental health
  • The local and national support available

Aimed at: ​Adults +18

Course tutors: Staff from Springfield Mind

Duration: ​ One, 2½ hour session.

Tutor: Paol Stuart-Thomson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 16/8/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered virtually via Zoom.

 Student capacity 16

17th September 2021 - Mental Health and the Male Brain

Only 36% of NHS referrals for Mental Health Therapy are Male. Mental health and the Male brain - these workshops aim to bring a better understanding of the effects of long-term stress and depression on the male brain. The sessions will be a place of learning, discussion and shared ideas of how to gain a better sense of control over our physical and mental health. 

This workshop will cover:

  • How does stress affect the brain?
  • The physical effects of long-term stress 
  • The chemical effects of long-term, stress 
  • Depression and the male brain 
  • Case studies 
  • How to feel more in control

Learning Outcomes:

  • The impact of stress on Men
  • Spotting the signs of poor mental health for Men
  • Exploring stigma and masculinity and effects on Male Mental Health
  • How men can build mental resilience

Aimed at: ​Males over 18

Course tutors: Staff from Springfield Mind

Duration: ​ One, 2½ hour session.

Tutor: Aaron Quann, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 17/9/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered virtually via Zoom. 

Student capacity 16

22nd October 2021 - Boundaries for a happy life

In today’s world we can be pushed and pulled in many different directions with a lot of pressure, many things to do, too little time and many decisions to make. There is a lot we can do to protect ourselves from burnout by being clear about our needs and expectations.

This workshop covers:

  • What are boundaries and why do we need them
  • Healthy boundaries vs. Unhealth boundaries.
  • Establishing, protecting and respecting boundaries

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • What are boundaires
  • Why are boundaries important
  • How to set boundaries
  • Protecting your own boundaries and respecting others

Aimed at: ​ Adults over the age of 18

Course tutors: Staff from Springfield Mind

Duration: ​ One, 2½ hour session.

Tutor: Paol Stuart-Thomson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 22/10/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered (hopefully) face to face @ The Fred Winter Centre, 41 Guild Street, Stratford on Avon, CV37 6QY

Student Capacity 16

19th November 2021- The Menopause & Mental Health

Course details as above

Tutor: Louise Corbett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 19/11/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered virtually via Zoom.

6th December 2021 - Mental Health and the Male Brain

Only 36% of NHS referrals for Mental Health Therapy are Male. Mental health and the Male brain - these workshops aim to bring a better understanding of the effects of long-term stress and depression on the male brain. The sessions will be a place of learning, discussion and shared ideas of how to gain a better sense of control over our physical and mental health. 

This workshop will cover:

  • How does stress affect the brain?
  • The physical effects of long-term stress 
  • The chemical effects of long-term, stress 
  • Depression and the male brain 
  • Case studies 
  • How to feel more in control

Learning Outcomes:

  • The impact of stress on Men
  • Spotting the signs of poor mental health for Men
  • Exploring stigma and masculinity and effects on Male Mental Health
  • How men can build mental resilience

Aimed at: ​Males over 18

Tutor: Paol.Stuart-Thomson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Date & Timing: 6/12/21 @ 10am – 12.30pm delivered virtually via Zoom