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Wellbeing and Recovery College


A wellbeing and recovery college is being developed in Tameside, where a variety of educational based courses / workshops will be offered to local residents. The aim of these courses is to improve wellbeing and aid recovery.

Wellbeing is very broad and means different things to different people but we can use the ‘5 ways to wellbeing’ as recognised actions that improve wellbeing to help us break this term down:

  1. 1.     Connect
  2. 2.     Keep learning
  3. 3.     Be active
  4. 4.     Give
  5. 5.     Take notice

Similarly, recovery means different things to different people.  Generally speaking however, it is about ‘working towards your goals and having hope for the future’.

In order to ensure the college is locally developed, we want to get some input from local people.  So thinking about the 5 ways to wellbeing and / or your recovery as described above, how would you answer the following questions:

  • What sort of things do you do now that improve your wellbeing / aid your recovery?
  • What kind of things have you found helpful in the past that have improved your wellbeing / aided your recovery?
  • Looking back, is there anything that you might have found helpful in improving your wellbeing / aided your recovery, but that wasn’t available?
  • Have you got any ideas about what kinds of short courses / workshops might be helpful for you in the future around improving wellbeing / aiding recovery?
  • How would you like to learn about ways to improve your wellbeing / aid recovery (e.g. small group, large group, online etc)
  • If you are a carer, or someone in your family has poor wellbeing, are there any courses which you think could help you or them in dealing with life at the moment?

If you would like to share your answers to these questions, please write them down and send by 30 October 2015 to:

Katie Kay, Project Manager, Healthy Minds Tameside & Glosso, Wharfingers House, Manchester Road, Hyde, SK14 2BJ

Finally, we value the experiences and skills of local people and would like to invite volunteers to be involved in the design and delivery of the courses within the college, so if you are interested in being involved, please let us know. Please contact Katie Kay on 0161 716 4242 / 07500 127720, or write to the above address.