Compass Recovery College continues to run free mental health and wellbeing workshops, both online and in person. Whether you are a returning participant or new to Compass Recovery College, there’s something for everyone. The wide range of workshops we offer are an educational route to recovery from mental health challenges and increasing positive wellbeing.
We are pleased to be partnering with local organisations to offer exciting new workshops around photography, visual art, creative writing and theatre. We are celebrating World Mental health Day in October by offering a bite-sized “Improving Resilience and Motivation” workshop, Stress Awareness Day in November sees us offering “Getting to Grips with Stress” both online and in person, and World Kindness Day sees the return of our excellent “ Being Kinder to Ourselves: beginning self-care and self-compassion” series of workshops.
Workshops focus on self-management skills and living well, with the aim of all our participants becoming experts in their own self-care. All our workshops are co-produced; designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges together with mental health professionals. Our aim is for everyone to feel listened to in a safe space, with the opportunity to connect with others.
Everyone is welcome and everyone is a participant, whether affected directly or indirectly by mental ill health. You do not need a referral or a diagnosis to attend. So, whether you are struggling yourself, or perhaps you are a carer, family member or professional who would like to know more about mental health and wellbeing, we can help.
On Wednesdays in July and August we will be at Reading Central Library or in the Forbury Gardens (weather permitting) for:
- Improving Resilience and Motivation
- Improving Self-Esteem
- A Good Night’s Sleep
Our regular drop-in Social Sessions will continue to run during this time:
- Coffee and Chat, Tuesdays at the Biscuit Factory 10.30-11.30
- Walk-Talk-Walk, Fridays in Palmer Park 10.30-11.30
Gardening for Wellbeing will also be drop-in on Thursday afternoons from 2.00-4.00