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    What's on at the Recovery College

    Since we've moved our service online in response to COVID-19, we've been able to bring you lots of new opportunities. On this page, you will find all our upcoming activities for the month ahead. 

    For some of the events and activities, you can enrol through Eventbrite, for those not on Eventbrite please use the contact details for the hosting organisation which can be found further down this page.

    Although we can't be physically close, we can still be social through our online courses.

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    October 2021 events

    Use the drop-down boxes below to see what's on each week this month. 

    You can also view the what's on in October information as a PDF here. 

    • Week 1: 01/10

      Friday 1 October

      • PNECET – Walking Football – 11:00am
      • An Inclusive Future – Wonder Woman – 12:30 & 2:00pm
      • BWD – Beginners Origami – Bank Top – 1:00pm

      Saturday 2 October

      • Birchwood – Veterans Breakfast Club: NEW LOCATION (The Pulse, Skelmersdale) (Every four weeks – please enquire) – 10:00am
      • Seed – Drop-in – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Knit and Chatter (Every two weeks – please enquire) – 12:00pm

      Sunday 3 October

      • Phoenix Rising – Breathe & Draw (2/4) – Mandala Preston – 2:00pm
    • Week 2: 04/10

      Monday 4 October

      • Birchwood – Tea and Me – 10:00am
      • Man-archy – Support Group

      Tuesday 5 October

      • CPET – Coffee & Chat for people with Long COVID – 10:30am
      • Birchwood – Meditation – 11:00am
      • PNECET – Sporting Memories Online – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Meditation – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Flowers by Birchwood – 12:30pm

      Wednesday 6 October

      • Birchwood – Walking by Birchwood – 10:00am
      • Phoenix Rising – Nature to Nurture – Brockholes – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Cooking Session – 12:30pm

      Thursday 7 October

      • Living with Gambling Addiction – 10:30am
      • Birchwood – Art by Birchwood – 10:30am
      • PNECET – Walk and Talk for Lilywhites – 10:30am
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Intact Centre – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Yoga by Birchwood – 12:00pm
      • Divine days – Community Connections – Greenhills Community Hub – 1:00pm
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Central Methodist Church – 7:30pm

      Friday 8 October

      • Understanding Depression – 11:00am
      • PNECET – Walking Football – 11:00am
      • BWD – Food Safety Basics – Bank Top – 12:30pm
      • An Inclusive Future – Wonder Woman – 12:30pm & 2:00pm
      • Living with Anxiety – 2:00pm
      • Breathe – Mental Health Support Group – 7:00pm

      Saturday 9 October

      • Birchwood – Veterans Breakfast Club: NEW LOCATION (The Pulse, Skelmersdale) (Every four weeks – please enquire) – 10:00am
      • Seed – Drop-in – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Knit and Chatter (Every two weeks – please enquire) – 12:00pm

      Sunday 10 October

      • Phoenix Rising – Breathe & Draw (3/4) – Mandala, Preston – 2:00pm
    • Week 3: 11/10

      Monday 11 October

      • Birchwood – Tea and Me – 10:00am
      • Mental Health Awareness – 10:30am
      • Breathe Therapies – Carers Advice & Info Clinic – 7:00pm
      • Man-archy – Support Group – 7:30pm

      Tuesday 12 October

      • Birchwood – Meditation – 11:00am
      • PNECET – Sporting Memories Online – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Meditation – 12:00pm
      • Birchwood – Flowers by Birchwood – 12:30pm

      Wednesday 13 October

      • Understanding EUPD – 10:30am
      • Phoenix Rising – Nature to Nurture – Brockholes – 11:00am
      • The Wellbeing Lunchbox – 5 Steps to Calmer Days – 12:30pm
      • Birchwood – Cooking Session – 12:30pm

      Thursday 14 October

      • LAL – Finding Positives in Challenging Times (1/2) – 10:00am
      • BWD – Positive Eating Habits – Online – 10:00am
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Intact Centre – 11:00am
      • LAL – Singing & Music for Well-being (1/2) – 1:00pm
      • Divine days – Community Connections – Greenhills Community Hub – 1:00pm
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Central Methodist Church – 7:30pm

      Friday 15 October

      • PNECET – Walking Football – 11:00am
      • PERMA - Positive Emotions – 12:30pm
      • An Inclusive Future – Wonder Woman – 12:30pm & 2:00pm
      • BWD – Drawing from a Picture – Bank Top – 1:00pm

      Saturday 16 October

      • Birchwood – Veterans Breakfast Club: NEW LOCATION (The Pulse, Skelmersdale) (Every four weeks – please enquire) – 10:00am
      • Seed – Drop-in – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Knit and Chatter (Every two weeks – please enquire) – 12:00pm

      Sunday 17 October

      • Phoenix Rising – Breathe & Draw (4/4) – Mandala Preston – 2:00pm
    • Week 4: 18/10

      Monday 18 October

      • Birchwood – Tea and Me – 10:00am
      • Counting Sheep – Your Guide to Better Sleep (1/2) – 2:30pm
      • Man-archy – Support Group – 7:30pm

      Tuesday 19 October

      • CPET – Coffee & Chat for people with Long COVID – 10:30am
      • Heightened Sensitivity – 10:30am
      • PNECET – Sporting Memories Online – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Meditation – 12:00pm
      • Birchwood – Flowers by Birchwood – 12:30pm

      Wednesday 20 October

      • Birchwood – Walking by Birchwood – 10:00am
      • Phoenix Rising – Nature to Nurture – Brockholes – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Cooking Session – 12:30pm

      Thursday 21 October

      • LAL – Finding Positives in Challenging Times (2/2) – 10:00am
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Intact Centre – 11:00am
      • Phoenix Rising – End of term celebration – The Gathering Fields – 11:00am
      • LAL – Singing & Music for Well-being (1/2) – 1:00pm
      • Divine days – Community Connections – Greenhills Community Hub – 1:00pm
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Central Methodist Church – 7:30pm

      Friday 22 October

      • PNECET – Walking Football – 11:00am
      • Shine Coaching – Food & Mood (1/2) – 12:00pm
      • PERMA – Engagement – 12:30pm
      • An Inclusive Future – Wonder Woman – 12:30pm & 2:00pm
      • BWD – Beginners Origami – Audley – 1:00pm
      • Breathe – Mental Health Support Group – 7:00pm

      Saturday 23 October

      • Birchwood – Veterans Breakfast Club: NEW LOCATION (The Pulse, Skelmersdale) (Every four weeks – please enquire) – 10:00am
      • Seed – Drop-in – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Knit and Chatter (Every two weeks – please enquire) – 12:00pm
    • Week 5: 25/10

      Monday 25 October

      • Birchwood – Tea and Me – 10:00am
      • Counting Sheep – Your Guide to Better Sleep (1/2) – 2:30pm
      • Breathe Therapies – Carers Advice & Info Clinic – 7:00pm
      • Man-archy – Support Group – 7:30pm

      Tuesday 26 October

      • Living with ADHD – 10:30am
      • PNECET – Sporing Memories Online – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Meditation – 12:00pm
      • Birchwood – Flowers by Birchwood – 12:30pm

      Wednesday 27 October

      • Birchwood – Walking by Birchwood – 10:00am
      • Phoenix Rising – Nature to Nurture – Brockholes – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Cooking Session – 12:30pm

      Thursday 28 October

      • PNECET – Walk and Talk for Lilywhites – 10:30am
      • Birchwood – Art by Birchwood – 10:30am
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Intact Centre – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Yoga by Birchwood – 12:00pm
      • Divine days – Community Connections – Greenhills Community Hub – 1:00pm
      • Peer Talk – Peer Support Group – Central Methodist Church – 7:30pm

      Friday 29 October

      • BWD – Food Safety Basics – Online – 9:30am
      • PNECET – Walking Football – 11:00am
      • PERMA – Relationships – 12:30pm
      • An Inclusive Future – Wonder Woman – 12:30pm & 2:00pm
      • BWD – Health, Herbs and Happiness – Online – 2:00pm

      Saturday 30 October

      • Birchwood – Veterans Breakfast Club: NEW LOCATION (The Pulse, Skelmersdale) (Every four weeks – please enquire) – 10:00am
      • Seed – Drop-in – 11:00am
      • Birchwood – Knit and Chatter (Every two weeks – please enquire) – 12:00pm

     

    Organisation information

    Use the drop-down boxes to find out more about each organisation and how to join events and activities. 

    • Lancashire Recovery College

      Lancashire Recovery College online courses include Self-Compassion, Coffee Pods, and courses to help you understand mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression and ADHD.

      Lancashire Recovery College courses are co-developed with experts by experience and experts by profession to produce courses that enhance well-being and social opportunities within your community.  We believe that this approach captures the true value of recovery, hope, opportunity and control. 

      Contact and how to participate: Log onto www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Lancashire Recovery College, or use this link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lancashire-recovery-college-18333378559. Follow us on Twitter (@collegelcft) or Facebook (Lancashire Recovery College L&SCFT).

    • Community Prevention and Engagement Team

      Community Prevention and Engagement (CPET) are hosting Wellness and Recovery Workshops, where you can learn what is meant by recovery, how hope plays a role in a person's recovery, how to stop triggers, and more, over 6 weekly sessions.

      The Community Prevention and Engagement Team [CPET] aims to support people in improving and maintaining their mental health and wellbeing by making community connections, support networks and gain meaningful occupation. Through a recovery focused support plan; CPETaims to build service users confidence and resilience to achieve personal goals. By practicing person centred, strength based approaches we empower individuals to support their own mental health and wellbeing through social inclusion.

      Contact and how to participate: Log onto www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Community Prevention & Engagement Team, or use this link for the Wellness, Recovery Workshops:

      https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wellness-recovery-workshop-tickets-141145474915?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.

    • Lancashire Adult Learning

      Lancashire Adult Learning (LAL) aims to provide learning opportunities for all adults across the region.

      LAL currently offers an extensive range of subjects to learners, with over 2000 courses delivered through more than300venues across Lancashire. This helps over 14,500 learners, many of whom have very diverse motivations for engaging with LAL’s offer, and makes LAL one of the UK’s largest Adult Community Learning Providers.

      Contact and how to participate: Log onto www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Lancashire Recovery College, or use this link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lancashire-recovery-college-18333378559. Follow us on Twitter (@collegelcft) or Facebook (Lancashire Recovery College L&SCFT).

    • An Inclusive Future CIC: Wonder Woman Employment and Training Programme

      The project is designed to help women of all ages and backgrounds improve their employability where issues of confidence, anxiety and negative self-image are at play. The project will be female led and offer a 12-week programme consisting of 2½ hours facilitated weekly sessions, and 2½ hours unsupervised (either individual and or with buddies) per week.

      Contact and how to participate: To find out more, email Paul White on Paulwhite507@yahoo.co.uk or call 07960 279251.

    • Preston North End Community and Engagement Trust

      Sporting Memories Online

      This session takes place via Zoom, where people living with dementia, depression or loneliness can attend. During the sessions, as a group we will reminisce about past sporting events, childhood sporting memories and memorabilia whilst also having games and quizzes too. The purpose of the session is to exercise people’s memories, stimulating memories that they can discuss with others who may have had similar experiences. During these sessions, we also have special guests such as authors, sports journalists, ex-professional players and many more. The target group for these sessions is people aged 50+.

      How to participate: please e-mail Hannah.White@PNE.com for a Zoom guide.

      WalkingFootball

      Played at Playfootball in Ingol. Prior registration is required in order to receive your instructions and safety information.

      How to participate: to register please e-mail Emma.White@PNE.com.

    • Man-archy - Divine Days

      At Divine Days Community we help you find your voice. We help give you confidence. We help you connect, make friends and join in meaningful and supportive activities.

      At Divine Days Community, we care. We will provide love, support, inclusion, acceptance, and an environment for your family member, your children, your young person, or those you support, to thrive.

      Whether they want to learn a new skill or whether they want to develop an existing skill, Divine Days Community provides a creative program of disability-friendly activities as well as a wide range of projects that promote inclusion and acceptance.

      Man-archy is a new men’s mental health project in Skelmersdale to support men impacted by Covid-19. The project will help to reconnect men to help each other through challenges and to reconnect with their community.

      The support group helps men to become more physically active and follow a healthier lifestyle looking after both their hearts and minds. Man-archy also offers a free advice and guidance service to help link men into local services and projects.

      How to participate: email man-archy@divinedays.co.uk, or phone 07782548395.

    • S.E.E.D (Support and Education for Eating Disorders) and Breathe

      S.E.E.D (Support and Education for Eating Disorders) is a registered charity based in Preston, serving Lancashire and the North West of England. S.E.E.D was founded in 2007 by Chief Executive Shelley Perry to provide a network of support for sufferers of eating/food/weight related issues and their family members, carers, friends etc.

      We are the only service of this kind in Lancashire, with S.E.E.D providing information, advice, education, resources, training and practical help for anyone affected by or supporting individuals with eating disorders. Breathe is a Not For Profit Organisation and the treatment arm of the charity offering support and education for eating disorders.

      Breathe aims to ensure that anyone in Preston and the North West who are experiencing an eating disorder, obesity, mental health or wellbeing issues can have access to the most appropriate help and sufficient treatment to overcome the difficulties they may be facing.

      Support Group: our support group provides education on relevant eating disorder and mental health aspects of recovery, and is held in a safe, comfortable and confidential environment. The group focuses on topics such as healthy eating and realistic expectations, managing mealtimes and coping during holiday periods.

      Our support groups are run fortnightly by Emma, Laura and Marina, from 7- 8:30pm on Fridays and can be joined through this link: https://bit.ly/SEEDLancsSG

      Drop-in Service: find out where you can receive treatment, therapy, support and advice in your area. Receive information and help regarding specific topic areas relevant to eating disorder sufferers and carers. Complete creative and educational worksheets which can help you on your road to recovery. Have space and time to explore how you’re feeling and express yourself through our wide range of art resources. Help to develop and improve your life skills and build self-confidence. Meet and chat informally with both other sufferers and our volunteers in a relaxed, safe and confidential environment. Access our useful resources and find out about our self-help group and calendar of support groups for forthcoming weeks.

      Join the Drop-in, 1-3pm every Friday on Zoom with Safeeraby clicking here: https://bit.ly/DropInGroup

      We also post the Zoom links at the beginning of every week on our social media pages and again on the day of the support group. Our social media pages are: @s.e.e.dlancashireon Facebook, @seed.lancashireon Instagram, @SEEDLancashireon Twitter or S.E.E.D Lancashire on LinkedIn.

      Call us at 01772 915735 for any additional questions or queries!

      Contact: Breathe Mental Health Support Group Link: https://hubs.li/H0tPNB90. Breathe PTSD Support Group Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82471773198

    • Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning

      Whether you want to learn a new skill, improve your health and wellbeing or progress your career prospects, we have a course for you at Blackburn with Darwen Adult Learning. With a wide range of online, and face to face, courses and workshops across Blackburn with Darwen there is something for everyone. Our courses offer learning which: improves your health and wellbeing; is built around what you want to learn; helps you to do more than you thought; supports you in taking the next steps to further learning, volunteering or employment.

      For more information on all of our courses please call 01254 507720 or visit www.bwdlearning.org/findacourse.

    • Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust – Menopause

      Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust introduces the Big Online Menopause Forum. (Please note that this event is open to LSCFT staff only).

      LSCFT provides health and well-being services for a population of around 1.8 million and employs around 7500 people.

      To book your place on the forum: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-big-online-menopause-forum-tickets-148599662591.

    • The Birchwood Centre

      The Birchwood Centre social inclusion team provide a range of services for adults and young people, to prevent homelessness, reduce social isolation and improve health and well-being. They have been engaging with the community and surrounding areas for nearly 12 months. During that time, they have set up sessional work, befriended local people, supported language classes, filmed education food videos, and continued to offer the Birchwood community shop.

      To book onto any of the Birchwood Centre’s activities displayed on our planner, please call 01695 713248. 

      For details on the full Birchwood Centre range of activities including Psy—tap therapy, art classes, virtual book club and much much more please call 01695 713248 or visit https://www.birchwoodcentre.co.uk/birchwood-social-inclusion-session-schedule.

      All face-to-face sessions are held at either Ennerdale House, Skelmersdale, WN8 6AN or Tanhouse Community Centre, Ennerdale, WN8 6AN.

    • Shine Coaching

      'Anger the forgotten emotion' aimed at men, everyone welcome. Whether you find yourself getting frustrated with yourself, others or both we could all probably benefit from relearning our negative relationship with a basic emotion; anger .Join our volunteer with lived experience and life coach and you will be taken on a journey to understand our anger response, make peace with it and learn a very wide variety of tools to enable you to manage your experience of conflict and anger. You and others around you will benefit from this enlightening course.'

      At Shine Coaching we offer men who experience anger and conflict in their lives one-to-one coaching over the phone with their own life coach. We offer goal-oriented, practical solutions for men to recognise and reduce anger and conflict and, as a result, improve their mental health and wellbeing. We work with our clients to develop practical solutions which help them to understand themselves and make changes. Coaching seeks to change ingrained habits and this is done by breaking associations and patterns of thinking related to the behaviour you wish to change.

      How to participate: log onto www.eventbrite.co.uk and search Lancashire Recovery College, or use this link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/lancashire-recovery-college-18333378559.

      Alternatively, follow us on Twitter (@collegelcft) or Facebook (Lancashire Recovery College L&SCFT).