Recovery in Mind offers free of charge courses to any adults living in West Berkshire with mental health difficulties.
Throughout lockdown we have continued to offer support through weekly newsletters emailed student’s as well as having an active presence on social media, The Newbury Weekly News and Kennet Radio. We were fortunate to have Clare Balding presenting a piece on being kind to yourself and others. The newsletter themes have included; Learning the skills of self-compassion, Giving, Being Active, Keep Learning, Resilience and will continue to do this over the summer weeks.
In June we ‘virtually’ celebrated our 4th birthday and are proud to say we’ve helped over 350 adults in West Berkshire since 2016. We have designed and delivered over 20 different courses and under normal circumstances we would be running more than 50 courses during the year.
So with the easing of lockdown we’re now looking forward to how we can deliver and will remain fluid in our approach. Our founder, Angela Ryan says; ‘ Covid-19 has had a significant impact on both people’s physical and mental health. Come September we will be returning, offering adults in West Berkshire quality support to help them take back control and learn to live with their mental health challenges.’
Our free courses are split into 3 steps and all our venues and procedures will be risk assessed according to government guidelines, to ensure confidence and reassurance with all students.
Over the coming months we will be offering a free online information film on our approach, with samples of our tools and techniques we use to help aid mental health challenges.
If you enjoy the film and feel Recovery in Mind is for you then you can sign up to our free 5 week course which will begin in September. It will be in a safe environment in Newbury, following government guidelines and social distancing rules and hygiene.
For the time being we’re hoping to hold ‘walk and talk’ sessions. Being active and outdoors has huge benefits to our mental health, so we’re hoping these will be a good alternative to our usual course layout.
Feedback is always positive so if it’s time for you to give some time and space to improve your mental health then Recovery in Mind is ready and waiting.
Visit our website today and sign up for the film to see if our approach to helping mental health challenges is for you; recoveryinmind.org