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Recovery Academy

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April 2014 - September 2014

Spring/Summer Term


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I feel lucky to be involved in what I believe is a pioneering approach to mental health education.�


The fantastic photographs in this prospectus were taken by members from Start in Salford - a charity using creativity to help vulnerable people from all walks of life improve their skills and gain in confidence.


Contents Welcome and Introduction ........................................................................................................ 6 Core Principles of our Academy ................................................................................................ 7 How to register with us and book on our courses ................................................................. 8 The Library and Knowledge Centre ......................................................................................... 9 Research study to explore the effects of the Recovery Academy ........................................ 10

Lived Experience Courses • Living with Anxiety and Depression - new! ...................................................................... 13 • Living with Addiction .............................................................................................................. 14 • Living with Self-Harm ............................................................................................................. 15 • Living with Bipolar Disorder .................................................................................................. 16 • Living with Eating Disorders .................................................................................................. 17 • Living with Psychosis ............................................................................................................... 18 • Living with OCD ....................................................................................................................... 19 • Living with Personality Disorder - new! ............................................................................. 20 • Dementia, Recovery, Health and Wellbeing ....................................................................... 22 • Recovering from Domestic Abuse ........................................................................................ 23

Supporting Recovery Courses • Supporting the Recovery Process .......................................................................................... 25 • Recovery Star ............................................................................................................................ 26 • Dementia Friends ..................................................................................................................... 27 • Facilitating Self-Help Groups ................................................................................................. 28 • Recovery 4 U – Positive Input for Group Work ................................................................... 29 • An Introduction to Solution Focussed Therapy .................................................................. 30 • An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills ......................................................... 32 • An Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - new! ............................................ 33 Page

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• Node-Link Mapping and Behavioural Activation .............................................................. 34 • Advocacy in Mental Health .................................................................................................... 35 • Completing an Advance Decision ......................................................................................... 36 • Personality Disorder, National KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework) Programme ............................................. 37 • Caring with Confidence ......................................................................................................... 39

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills Courses • Basic English Skills - new! ...................................................................................................... 41 • Basic Maths Skills - new! ....................................................................................................... 42 • Basic ICT Skills - new! ............................................................................................................. 44 • Personal Wellbeing and Citizenship - new! ...................................................................... 46 • Assertiveness Skills ................................................................................................................... 48 • How to Organise and Chair Meetings ................................................................................. 49 • An Introduction to Mental Health Research ....................................................................... 50 • Level 2 Award in Peer Mentorship ....................................................................................... 51 Notes .............................................................................................................................................. 53

Getting involved with the Academy Courses • Creative Confidence Building ................................................................................................ 55 • Creative Facilitation Skills ....................................................................................................... 56 • Train the Trainer ...................................................................................................................... 57

Meet the Tutors ............................................................................................................................ 58 Notes .............................................................................................................................................. 68 Recovery Health and Wellbeing Academy Student Registration and Course Booking Form .................................................................... 69 Student Charter ............................................................................................................................ 70 How to find us .............................................................................................................................. 72 Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Welcome and introduction

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elcome to Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy where we provide a range of free educational courses for people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems their families, carers, friends, and professionals. We are really pleased to introduce our new prospectus. All of our courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing. The courses are co-written and delivered by people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems and professionals in order to promote our philosophy of shared learning. We have evidence to show that the courses which people most enjoy are the ones where there is a good mix of both lived experience and professional expertise. Each course comes under one of our four categories. The ‘Lived Experience’ category offers a range of courses designed to help people understand what it is like to live with mental health and/or substance misuse problems, and learn about different recovery strategies to promote hope, choice, and optimism. The ‘Supporting Recovery’ category offers a range of courses designed to develop people’s knowledge and skills to support the recovery process, and although some of the courses teach basic talking therapy skills, they are aimed at everyone, not just professionals. As peers and family members, there are many skills that we can all develop to support someone with their recovery. In addition, there is evidence to show that once people learn techniques for improving their own mental health they are more likely to sustain good health and wellbeing. We have expanded our ‘Developing Knowledge and Life Skills’ category significantly since our last prospectus by offering a range of courses designed to develop people’s understanding of basic life skills, such as literacy, numeracy, IT, and citizenship. Finally, our ‘Getting Involved with the Academy’ category is designed to support anyone wishing to get involved in writing and running courses as part of the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy. The courses are designed to develop people’s confidence and teach transferable skills so that people feel able to facilitate learning and manage groups of people in a participative and enjoyable way. We are always looking to expand the courses on offer and provide more opportunities for people to get involved. If you have an idea for a course that is not currently provided, please let us know. If you would like to get involved in co-producing and co-facilitating a course, please get in touch. We hope the courses on offer will excite you, and that the range of people involved in producing and delivering them will inspire you as much as they do us.

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Core principles of our Academy 1. Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the following: • Equal consultation with people with lived experience (including service users, families and carers) and professionals in planning and developing the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy (the Academy) and its prospectuses. • Actively engaging with people with lived experience and professionals in the development, delivery, and evaluation of education programmes. • Supporting tutors to gain the confidence and skills they need to be able to truly cofacilitate learning events. • The setting up of an Academy Trainer Bank for people with lived experience to join so that they receive fair pay for their contribution to the development, delivery, and evaluation of education programmes. • Actively supporting those on the Academy Trainer Bank by providing regular support, supervision, annual appraisal, and personal development opportunities to support people to achieve their education/ training/employment goals. 2. There will be a physical base. At the time of writing, work is underway to design and construct a new purpose built building which will house the Academy on the Prestwich site. This building will also accommodate our existing Knowledge and Library services. Whilst this building will provide the Academy with a base, and excellent resources to support the delivery of education programmes, we are certain that the Academy will continue to provide satellite services in full recognition of the geographical spread of our services. 3. The Academy will operate on college principles. Students (from whatever background) will be able to select courses from a prospectus. There is a Student Charter describing what a person can expect to gain, and what the Academy expects from them in terms of attendance and behaviour. 4. The Academy is for everyone. Service users, families, carers and professionals can be both tutors and students. The idea is to learn from one another and recognise with equal importance both professional expertise and lived experience. 5. Individuals will be able to access one to one support as well as group learning in order to define and fulfil their hopes and aspirations. We will make links with local colleges, education and employment initiatives, and employers to ensure students can access further opportunities and fulfil their long-term ambitions. 6. The Academy is not a substitute for treatment. It will complement treatment/therapy by helping people to understand their problems and learn how to manage these better in order to pursue their aspirations. 7. The Academy is not a substitute for mainstream colleges. It will promote participation and citizenship, and provide routes to further education, training and/or employment. 8. The Academy will reflect recovery principles in all aspects of its culture and operation. The physical environment and language used will portray messages of hope, empowerment, possibility, and aspirations. Success will be celebrated with all those involved.

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How to register with us and book on our courses

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etailed information about our courses, dates and locations accompanies this prospectus, and is available on our website. The first time you book on one of our courses, you will be asked to complete a student registration form which will ask for your name, background, contact details, and any specific requirements in relation to the support you may need. To make accessing courses even easier, we have introduced an online student registration form and course booking form, which are available on our website: www.gmw.nhs.uk/recovery. Our student registration and course booking form can also be found on page 69 of this prospectus. If you don’t have online access, you can complete this and post it to us at the following address:

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Harrop House Bury New Road Prestwich Manchester M25 3BL If you are a member of staff, you will need your manager’s permission to attend if you are planning to do so in work time. This is to ensure your shifts are covered, and to ensure the learning you undertake is in line with your PDP. You will also be asked to sign our Student Charter which provides details of what you can expect from us, and what we can expect from you in terms of attendance and behaviour. This can be found on page 70 of this prospectus. If you are registering online, you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agree to abide by our Student Charter. In return, we will send you confirmation of your place, with full details of course learning outcomes, start and finish times, course venue etc. Please note that we are unable to provide lunch for all day training events. If you are interested in attending a course, and would like more information, advice, or support, please contact us on Tel: 0161 772 3782 or Email: recoveryacademy@gmw.nhs.uk.

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The Library & Knowledge Centre

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he Library and Knowledge Centre (the Centre) is open to all students of the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy. We have resources to support mental health and substance misuse services, as well as resources to support education and training programmes. You can access electronic books and journals, web based resources, literature searching databases and many other useful resources using the Centre’s computers. Guest access is available for personal laptops, tablets and other similar mobile devices.

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust Library and Knowledge Centre, Harrop House, Bury New Road, Prestwich Manchester M25 3BL. Email: professional.library@gmw.nhs.uk Tel: 0161 772 3618 Fax: 0161 772 3947 Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 5pm

There are two computers in the centre designated to our ‘Internet Café’. Anyone can use these computers to research on the internet and to use self-help websites. Printing and photocopying resources are also available.

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“Exploring the effects of the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy”: A Research Study

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e are inviting people who enrol with the Recovery Academy to take part in a research study. We want to explore the impact of the Recovery Academy and are looking for people with lived experience of mental health problems, health professionals and family members or carers who have not attended Recovery Academy courses before. The research will involve filling out some questionnaires, which will be posted to you before attending your first course and at different time points. This is so we can look at the impact of the Recovery Academy over time. We are interested in looking at how the Recovery Academy can affect the personal journey of recovery, attitudes towards recovery, stigma, service change and other themes. If you are interested we will send you a ‘research study pack’ when you register that will include an information sheet to read before you decide whether or not to take part. We’ll also provide you with some instructions, questionnaires and consent forms to complete. If you don’t want to take part you can simply discard the pack. The research study is entirely voluntary and will not affect your experience of the Recovery Academy or its courses. We will also be conducting some focus group interviews about Recovery Academy experiences. If you have already attended Recovery Academy courses but are interested in being involved with the research, we would welcome your participation in

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the focus groups. Please get in touch with the Research Assistant if you would like more information using the contact details below. This research has been developed with help from people with lived experience who have been on the courses and is supported by the staff involved with setting up the Recovery Academy. Please do not hesitate to contact the Research Assistant if you have any questions or would like to discuss the research project further. If you have already enrolled with the Recovery Academy but have not yet attended your first course and would be interested in receiving a research study pack, please contact the Research Assistant. Thank you The Recovery Academy Research Team Elisabeth Zabel – Research Assistant Tel: 0161 3581397 Email: elisabeth.zabel@gmw.nhs.uk

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Lived Experience


NEW! Living with Anxiety and Depression “Anxiety and depression are something we all experience from time to time. If the anxiety or depression stays at a high level for a long time, people may feel that it is difficult to deal with everyday life.” (Mind)

Lived Experience

This course will help you to understand more about anxiety and depression by sharing information and experiences to raise awareness and provide solutions to help you manage the difficulties associated with the conditions. By the end of this course, you will: • Have an understanding of what anxiety and depression is • Be aware of the different types of anxiety and depression and the different experiences people may have • Be aware of the similarities and differences between anxiety and depression • Be able to recognise some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety and depression • Know some of the theoretical explanations for anxiety and depression • Be aware of the stigma associated with anxiety and depression both internally and externally • Understand recovery, and the individual nature of it

• Understand some of the blocks to recovery • Be introduced to different change strategies and interventions that can support the recovery process for people with anxiety and depression • Know the different support options and services available for service users, families and carers.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about anxiety and depression, particularly anyone who is experiencing anxiety or depression, or feels that they might be. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with anxiety and/or depression. Duration: Two full days (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Ian Lowens, Rosie Beck, Lesley Spencer, Kelly Frisby, Margaret Harper

Date and Time: 13 and 14 May 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Date and Time: 15 and 16 July 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: St. Anthony’s Centre, Eleventh Street, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1JF Date and Time: 16 and 17 September 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL

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Living with Addiction “Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behaviour or substance.” (FRANK) If you have an addiction or know someone who has an addiction, you’re not alone. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are fighting an addiction.

Lived Experience

As part of this interactive day, you will explore the experiences of people living with addiction and how this affects those close to them. We will also look at how people overcome addiction and what helps the recovery process. By the end of this course, you will: • Gain an understanding of what it’s like to live with an addiction or support someone with an addiction • Consider the range of experiences someone may have • Have a better understanding of what recovery is, how recovery comes about and how it’s maintained • Explore what helps when someone is living with addiction and what support is available. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about addiction, particularly anyone with experience of addiction. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members and professionals who support people with addiction. Duration: One full day (7 hours) Lead tutors: Stephen Maloney and Nick Bell

I enjoyed learning about addiction and recovery, especially from a carer’s perspective.”

Date and Time: 13 June 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 10 July 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 19 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB

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Living with Self-Harm “Self-harm is a way of expressing very deep distress. Often, people don’t know why they self-harm.” (Mind) People who self-harm may injure themselves in a variety of ways.

Lived Experience

This course will help you to understand why people self-harm and what support is available. It also aims to dispel the most common myths surrounding self-harm and addresses the feelings of fear, guilt and shame that self-harm can bring due to the stigma around it. The course includes tips for helping yourself and provides non-judgemental, compassionate advice for friends, family members and professionals when encountering self-harming behaviour. By the end of this course, you will: • Have a greater understanding of selfharm and what can trigger it • Understand why people harm themselves and the purpose it serves • Understand how self-harming behaviour interacts with other mental health conditions • Understand the stigma, shame and taboo of self-harm

• Be aware of treatment, interventions, recovery and support • Be able to offer appropriate support to those that engage in self-harm • Understand how to support someone that engages in self-harm.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about selfharm, particularly anyone who is self-harming, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people who self-harm. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Gary Sidley and Colin Mattinson

I enjoyed learning about how I can change my selfharming thoughts.”

Date and Time: 1 July 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 5 August 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 0JR Date and Time: 18 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Peel Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Living with Bipolar Disorder “People who have bipolar disorder experience extreme swings in mood – from periods of overactive, excited behaviour – known as ‘mania’ or ‘manic episodes’ – to deep depression. Between these severe highs and lows, people may have stable times.” (Mind) The aim of this interactive session is to describe the symptoms of bipolar disorder and equip you with a better understanding of what it’s like to have bipolar disorder.

Lived Experience

The course will also identify a range of behaviours and skills that can help you to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder and support mental health and wellbeing. By the end of this course, you will: • Consider some of the interventions and approaches used to help people living with bipolar disorder. Including:

• Be familiar with the symptoms associated with bipolar disorder and mood swings • Have considered the range of experiences individuals, family and friends might have

o The ways that we can help to promote recovery from a bipolar disorder o The barriers to recovery and ways to overcome them.

• Have considered the effects of labelling and stigma on those living with bipolar disorder, and the way it is represented in the media • Be familiar with some of the research and theories relating to bipolar disorder and mood swings Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about bipolar disorder, particularly anyone who has bipolar disorder, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with bipolar disorder. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Phillip Brawn, Alison Manzi, Heather Peel

Enjoyed the lived experiences of the other people on the course.”

Date and Time: 14 May 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Multi-Purpose Room 3, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL Date and Time: 23 July 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Start in Salford, Brunswick House, 62 Broad Street, Salford, Manchester M6 5BZ Date and Time: 17 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Page

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Living with Eating Disorders “Eating disorders aren’t just about food and eating. They are about difficult problems and painful feelings, which you may be finding hard to express, face or resolve. Focusing on food is a way of disguising these problems, even from yourself.” (Mind) This course will increase your awareness of what it is like to live with an eating disorder, and outline strategies that enable people to cope with long-term eating disorders.

Lived Experience

By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what is meant by the term Eating Disorder • Be familiar with some of the signs and symptoms of the main eating disorders • Consider the possible causes of anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating • Consider how particular eating disorders make the individual experiencing them feel • Think about what helps and what doesn’t help people living with an eating disorder • Consider the range of different interventions and services available • Appreciate people’s stories and journeys of recovery. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about eating disorders, particularly anyone who has an eating disorder, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with eating disorders. Duration: One full day (5 hours) Lead tutors: Mita Sykes, Magdalene Sampson, Jean Haslam

I enjoyed learning from the real experiences of people with eating disorders.”

Date and Time: 9 June 2014 - 10am to 3pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 7 July 2014 - 10am to 3pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 22 September 2014 - 10am to 3pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Living with Psychosis “Psychosis is when people perceive or interpret events differently from other people. This could include experiencing hallucinations, delusions or flight of ideas.” (Mind)

Lived Experience

This course will help you to gain an understanding of what it’s like to live with psychosis and its possible causes. Using a variety of group work discussion from lived experience and research, the course will also explore toolkits that support people living with psychosis in their recovery journey. By the end of this course, you will: • Have a better understanding of what psychosis means • Know some of the potential causes of psychosis • Discuss how psychosis affects daily life and know how to cope with distressing experiences • Be able to support people experiencing distressing symptoms • Have a better understanding of how to address stigma • Know how to support people in their recovery journey. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about psychosis, particularly anyone who has experienced psychosis, or feels that they might have. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with psychosis. Duration: One full day (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Penny Hayward, Deb Stefanovic, Garry Lythgoe and representatives from the Bolton Hearing Voices Group.

The mix of facilitators was ace – as was the mix of attendees/ participants.”

Date and Time: 19 May 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 11 July 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 17 September 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Crabtree Room, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page

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Living with OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterised by frequent unwanted, uninvited and intrusive thoughts, images, urges, impulses and doubts which cause marked and significant distress. They are accompanied by compulsive and ritualistic behaviours which act to reduce the distress.

Lived Experience

This course aims to increase your awareness and understanding of this often misunderstood and secretive disorder. We look at common misconceptions and explore the wider context of OCD to help you manage the symptoms of OCD and know how to support people living with the disorder. By the end of this course, you will: • Be able to define OCD and explore common misconceptions of the disorder • Know the difference between obsessions and compulsions • Have a better understanding of the nature of intrusive thoughts, images, impulses, urges and the obsessive compulsive cycle • Understand the long term effects of OCD on individuals, their families and carers

• Understand the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy • Understand the use of medication • Understand how OCD affects people and learn techniques that help reduce anxiety and distress • Understand the role that friends and family play in supporting people in their recovery.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about obsessive compulsive disorders, particularly anyone who has OCD, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with OCD. Duration: One full day (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Martin O’Doherty and Yvonne Slater

The facilitators were very knowledgeable, passionate and had experience of OCD first hand.”

Date and Time: 15 May 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 17 July 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Date and Time: 18 September 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Salford, Manchester M7 4BQ Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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NEW! Living with Personality Disorder “People who have a personality disorder, may find that their beliefs and attitudes are different from others. Their patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are more difficult to change and they will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope with everyday life. This can make things difficult for them or for other people.” (Mind)

Lived Experience

This course will help you to understand personality disorder better and provide you with practical advice to help manage the condition and feel more equipped to support yourself and others to achieve greater emotional wellbeing. By the end of this course, you will: • Know what personality disorder is and the different types of personality disorder • Look at the different thoughts, emotions, and behaviours displayed by people with personality disorder • Discuss the impact these thoughts, emotions, and behaviours have for individuals and their families and friends • Consider some of the life experiences which may affect personality development

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• Understand the coping mechanisms that people with personality disorder may use • Consider your own emotional responses to people with personality disorder and how these responses may affect others • Consider some of the challenges to accessing support for individuals and families and carers • Explore different ways to wellbeing that can support people through their recovery journey.

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Lived Experience

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about personality disorder, particularly anyone who has personality disorder, or feels that they might. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals working with people with personality disorder. For professionals and those supporting people with personality disorder who want to gain more skills supporting people with a diagnosis you may find it helpful to attend the Personality Disorder; National KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework) Programme - see page 37. Duration: One full day (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Colin Mattinson, Kelly Sweeney, Gemma Parker, Christine Partlett

Date and Time: 20 May 2014 -10am to 4.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 10 July 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 5 September 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Dementia, Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer’s but there are many different types of dementia, which affect the brain at different rates and in different ways.

Lived Experience

The aim of this course is to provide you with facts about dementia, common symptoms, treatments available, and techniques that will help you to cope with the effects of dementia. You will learn a range of skills that will help you handle day-today challenges, maximise your independence and live an active, meaningful life. The course will also help carers, family members and professionals understand people’s experiences of living with dementia and find out what support is available. This course is run by Dementia Friends Champions. By the end of this course, you will: • Explore the impact of the environment on dementia and what support is available to help you maintain independence e.g. tele-care • Know cognitive coping strategies e.g. coping with forgetting • Know emotional coping strategies e.g. managing stress and feelings associated

with dementia • Understand the importance of maintaining supportive relationships and networks in your local community • Consider planning for the future • Be aware of research and dementia and how to get involved.

Who should attend? The free course is for people with a recent diagnosis of dementia, their carers, relatives, friends and professionals who support people with dementia. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Gill Drummond, Ann Collins, Nathalie Whittle, Sarah Monks

Have learned a lot and will take all the useful information away with me.”

Date and Time: 16 May 2014 - 9.30am to 3.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 5 September 2014 - 9.30am to 3.30pm Venue: Friends Meeting House, 50 Silverwell Street, Bolton BL1 1PP Page

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Recovering from Domestic Abuse Domestic abuse is any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behavior, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are, or have been, intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality.

Lived Experience

This course will help you to understand about domestic abuse and provide you with practical advice to help stay safe as well as equipping you with knowledge about how best to support victims of domestic abuse. By the end of this course, you will: • Be able to define domestic abuse, and the possible indicators • Be aware of the prevalence of domestic abuse, including its links to substance misuse • Understand why people may stay in abusive relationships • Understand survivors’ coping and recovery strategies • Be able to identify ways of supporting victims of domestic abuse • Be aware of legislation regarding domestic abuse • Know where victims can get help and what support is available. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to know about domestic abuse, or feels that they might be experiencing it. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing domestic abuse. Duration: One full day (7 hours) Lead tutors: Sheila Wilson and Joanne Wilson

Enjoyed all aspects of this training – good knowledge and information.”

Date and Time: 12 May 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Conference Room, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL Date and Time: 30 July 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 2 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Crabtree Room, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Supporting the Recovery Process In mental health, ‘recovery’ means the process through which people find ways of living meaningful lives with or without ongoing symptoms of their condition. Although the concept of recovery in mental health is not new, everybody’s experiences are different and very personal to them.

Supporting recovery

This course will help you to learn about those different experiences and the factors which help and hinder recovery. The more we learn about people’s experiences, the better equipped we are as individuals to support one another. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what we mean by ‘recovery’ • Be aware of the positive and negative effects of labelling • Consider medical and social model for mental health provision and how these fit with today’s recovery agenda • Understand what supports recovery and what tools and theories there are to help service users and mental health services e.g. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs • Review current service provision and identify ways to help make services more recovery focussed.

I felt the course was informative, thought provoking and well constructed.”

As well as the five classroom sessions, there is also an opportunity to visit Manchester Museum to explore our human history and mental health from different perspectives, both past and present.

The museum’s ‘Objects in Mind’ two hour tour has been developed to encourage visitors to use the museum in a way that promotes and aids their recovery from mental health problems. Travelling through the museum galleries you will explore the theme of personal experience, how we view ourselves, and the journey’s we take through life that reveal a sense of identity. Who should attend? This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about recovery, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We also strongly urge friends and family members and professionals to attend in order to enhance their ability to support others in their recovery journey. Duration: Six 2.5 hour sessions on a weekly basis. Participants should aim to attend all six sessions to get the most out of this programme. Lead tutor: Jane Aldred

Date and Time: 16, 23, 30 May, 6 and 20 June 2014 - 1.30pm to 4pm Venue for all the above: Ernest Rutherford Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 13 June 2014 - 1.30pm to 4pm Venue: Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Recovery Star

Supporting Recovery

The Recovery Star is a tool for people using mental health services to chart their own recovery progress with the help of mental health workers, their families, friends and carers. The ‘star’ contains ten areas covering the main aspects of people’s lives, including relationships, work, living skills, self-esteem and hope. This course will introduce the Recovery Star as an aid to identifying people’s strengths and goals and show you how it can be used as a tool to help you gain a sense of purpose and hope to achieve your short and long term ambitions. By the end of this course, you will: • Be familiar with the Recovery Star as an aid to encouraging recovery-orientated conversations

• Understand how the Recovery Star can measure, support, and demonstrate both individual and service progress

• Understand how the Recovery Star can promote hope, active engagement, positive self-view, forward planning, and behaviour change

• Gain practice using the tool and think about how you can use it to chart recovery progress.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about the Recovery Star, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration Half a day (3.5 hours) Lead tutors Teresa Grogan and Wendy Broderick

A great explanation of something I know of, but not a lot about.”

Date and Time: 23 May 2014 - 9.30am to 1pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 20 June 2014 - 1pm to 4.30pm Venue: Conference Room, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL Date and Time: 12 September 2014 - 1pm to 4.30pm Venue: Peel Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page

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Dementia Friends Dementia Friends is an Alzheimer’s Society initiative to help members of the public understand what it might be like to live with dementia and then turn that understanding into action. Anyone can become a Dementia Friend and make a difference.

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This information session aims to raise awareness about dementia and how it affects people, as well as the practical actions that Dementia Friends can take that could help someone with dementia living in their community. The session will provide you with information and resources so you feel confident in understanding people’s questions about dementia and where you can direct them to for further information and support. The sessions are run by Dementia Friends Champions and are fully endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Society. By the end of this course, you will: • Learn about dementia and understand its affects • Understand the impact of dementia on the wider community • Become familiar with the Dementia Friends campaign and the Prime Ministers challenge on dementia • Feel more confident in supporting people living with dementia • Be eligible to register as a National Dementia Friend and be an integral part of the Dementia Friends campaign.

Who should attend? This free information session is for the general public, carers and staff who support people with dementia. Duration: 1.5 hours Lead tutors: Tracy Collard and Gill Drummond

I learnt a lot and the activities really encourage you to think deeply.”

Date and Time: 14 May 2014 - 1.30pm to 3pm

Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 30 May 2014 - 10am to 11.30am Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 26 June 2014 - 10am to 11.30am Venue: Conference Room. The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL Date and Time: 23 July 2014 - 9.30am to 11am Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 30 July 2014 - 2pm to 3.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester. M25 3BL Date and Time: 20 August 2014 - 10am to 11.30am Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Facilitating Self-Help Groups People often find it helpful to come together to share their experiences and get support in a group setting. The aim of this course is to help you run effective groups. The main emphasis is on developing and practising group work skills that are applicable across a wide range of types of group work.

Supporting Recovery

By the end of this course, you will: • Be able to share ideas for preparing and running groups • Know the importance of establishing and maintaining group rules • Consider different group dynamics and ways of encouraging equal participation • Know a range of facilitator styles and when to use different styles in different situations • Feel confident about running your own group • Be able to reflect on group progress and plan for people moving on. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who is interested in running their own self-help group, whether they are a service user, carer, family member or professional supporting people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems.

The course was well planned and expertly delivered. Opportunity to talk, think and learn about groups, with others who value group work.”

Duration: Two full days (7 hours) Lead tutors: Stephen Maloney, Chris McGowan, Mike Wilson

Date and Time: 3 and 4 July 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: YMCA, 125 Deansgate, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL1 1HA Page

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Recovery 4 U – Positive Input for Group Work Working together as a group can help to support your recovery.

Supporting recovery

This course will help you to run a recovery-focussed group work programme for people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems and will provide you with practical advice and ideas for developing content and resources to use in a group setting. This course follows on nicely from the two day Facilitating Self-Help Groups course. By the end of this course, you will: • Be familiar with the six principles of recovery and the ten sessions promoted in this group programme • Consider where you are in terms of the six principles

programme and what group facilitators can do to support individuals • Consider a range of creative activities to use in a group setting

• Understand the importance of developing group member’s confidence and giving them some responsibility

• Be familiar with WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) as a way of getting group members to reflect and define their goals

• Be able to set milestones with group members

• Think about how you are going to put what you have learnt into practice.

• Be familiar with the concept of ‘First Aid to Recovery’ that is promoted in this Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who is currently running self-help groups, or has attended the Facilitating Self-Help Groups course, whether they are a service user, carer, family member or professional supporting people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutor: Mike Wilson

Date and Time: 15 September 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Sedgley Room, Harrop House, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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An Introduction to Solution Focussed Therapy Supporting Recovery

Solution Focussed Therapy is a type of talking therapy that focuses on what people want to achieve in therapy rather than on past problems, or possible causes of those problems. This approach is often referred to as “brief therapy” because it assumes that people already possess the resources to manage their own problems. This course will help you to understand solution focussed therapy and develop some basic skills to use this approach for managing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what Solution Focussed Therapy is and the approach used • Have seen the approach in action • Know the value of the questioning style of this approach, and reflect on its suitability for different mental health and/or substance misuse problems • Become familiar with the “Miracle Question”, which the approach promotes

• Learn the spirit of using this approach with respect to the following key themes: o Viewing the person as more than just their problem(s) o Exploring people’s strengths and resources, rather than problems o Exploring people’s short and longterm goals for the future o Exploring what resources someone has to contribute to achieving their longterm goals o Assuming people are the experts in their own lives o Taking a respectful, brief and nonintrusive form of questioning.

It has given me new skills and a new way of thinking when supporting others in my personal and professional life.”

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Supporting recovery

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of Solution Focussed Therapy, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (7 hours) Lead tutors: Chris McGowan and Paul Johnston

Date and Time: 22 July 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 20 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Date and Time: 10 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Sedgley Room, Harrop House, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Skills Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a type of talking therapy that strengthens people’s own motivation and commitment to change by using collaborative conversation to explore people’s own reasons for change.

Supporting Recovery

The rationale for this approach is that people are more likely to change if they have been encouraged to make their own decisions to do this. This two day introductory course will introduce you to the principles and underlying spirit of MI. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand the basic principles of MI • Become familiar with the fundamental spirit of MI • Know about the effectiveness of MI • Directly experience an MI approach and contrast it with other approaches

• Know the practical guidelines for using MI • Gain direct experience and initial practice of MI • Learn the processes used within MI sessions.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of Motivational Interviewing, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: Two full days (7 hours) Lead tutors: Stephen Maloney

Gave a fabulous insight into the concept of MI and visually I could see how it works.”

Date and Time: 19 and 20 June 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: St. Anthony’s Centre, Eleventh Street, Trafford Park, Manchester M17 1JF Date and Time: 21 and 22 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 0JR Date and Time: 25 and 26 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 0JR Page

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NEW! An Introduction to Cognitive

Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a type of talking therapy that can help people manage a wide range of problems across a broad spectrum of mental health issues.

Supporting recovery

It involves analysing thoughts, thinking processes, and current behaviour patterns to help people make changes. The aim of CBT is to reduce the experience of problematic emotions and to increase more life enriching adaptive behaviours. This one day introductory course will introduce you to the principles and underlying core values of CBT. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand the basic principles of CBT • Have heard examples of how CBT can be applied in practice and in everyday life • Have been introduced to specific applications of CBT • Know the evidence base for CBT. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Sara Whitehead and Mary Shinner

Date and Time: 20 May 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 0LR Date and Time: 9 July 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 20 August 2014 - 10am to 4.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Node-Link Mapping and Behavioural Activation Supporting Recovery

Node-Link Mapping is a visual communication tool for clarifying shared information between people. It helps people to look at the causes and effects of their behaviour and helps them to problem solve. As the information is presented in the form of a diagram it also helps people to monitor their progress. Behavioural Activation is a brief talking therapy that uses mapping to encourage people to approach activities that they are avoiding and is particularly helpful for people experiencing anxiety and depression. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to use node-link mapping on yourself and with others. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand and be able to use node-link mapping • Understand and be able to use the ‘Working towards change’ package developed for this course • Explore how this approach may be used for different mental health and/or substance misuse problems • Be able to use different maps to

specifically promote recovery and be able to support people in overcoming barriers to recovery • Be familiar with behavioural activation and its effectiveness for working with people experiencing depression and anxiety • Develop skills, confidence and experience in using node-link mapping and behavioural activation.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about the basics of node-link mapping and behavioural activation, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: Two full days (7 hours) Lead tutors: Chris McGowan

Very thought provoking. Really well put together course delivered to a high standard.”

Date and Time: 8 and 9 July 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 1SB Date and Time: 12 and 13 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 0TU Date and Time: 16 and 17 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue: Eccles Gateway, 28 Barton Lane, Eccles, Manchester M30 0TU Page

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Advocacy in Mental Health A mental health advocate is someone that will listen to you and help you express your views and concerns, access information and services, defend and promote your rights and responsibilities, and explore your choices and options.

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This course will specifically focus on your rights under the Mental Health Act and the Mental Capacity Act and how advocacy can help people to take control of the decisions that affect their care as well as exploring how staff and volunteers can support people to have a ‘voice’. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand the values and principles underpinning the Human Rights Act, Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act • Consider the roles and responsibilities of professionals, carers, family and service users themselves in relation to this legislation • Understand the ethos and principles of advocacy, and the varied roles and responsibilities of mental health advocates

• Have an awareness of circumstances where advocates must be involved and where they may be involved to protect service users’ rights • Consider how advocates may help in situations where people face losing or have lost their liberty • Be aware of advocacy services and how they may be accessed across all Trust services.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about mental health advocacy, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Zoey Wright and Lynn Agnew

Date and Time: 15 May 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Conference Room, The Moorside Unit, Trafford General Hospital, Moorside Road, Davyhulme, Manchester M41 5SL Date and Time: 17 July 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 14 August 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Sedgley Room, Harrop House, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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Completing an Advance Decision Advance decisions enable you to make choices and decisions about future care to ensure your wishes are taken into account in the future, in case there is a time when these decisions cannot be made.

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This course is specifically aimed at demonstrating how people with mental health problems (like depression or psychosis) can make advance decisions. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what is meant by the term “loss of capacity” • Be aware of the range of ways by which service-users with mental health problems can influence future clinical decision-making should they lose capacity • Be able to complete a valid advance decision to refuse treatment

• Understand the circumstances under which an advance decision might be disregarded • Be aware of ways of increasing the chances that an advance decision will shape future service responses.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about advance decisions. In particular, the course is tailored towards people with mental health problems (like depression or psychosis) who may temporarily lose the ability to make their own decisions. Less emphasis is given to situations where decision- making is permanently impaired, such as ‘end-of-life’ or where someone is suffering from dementia. We strongly encourage service users to attend, as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users. Duration: Half a day (3 hours) Lead tutors: Gary Sidley and Wendy Broderick

Enjoyed discussing patients being in control of their own destiny, decisions etc.”

Date and Time: 12 May 2014 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton, Greater Manchester BL4 0JR Date and Time: 12 June 2014 - 9.30am to 12.30pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 16 July 2014 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Page

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Personality Disorder; National KUF (Knowledge and Understanding Framework) Programme Supporting recovery

“People who have a personality disorder, may find that their beliefs and attitudes are different from others. Their patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving are more difficult to change and they will have a more limited range of emotions, attitudes and behaviours with which to cope with everyday life. This can make things difficult for them or for other people.” (Mind) This awareness level programme is the foundation element of the Knowledge and Understanding Framework that has been developed and agreed in partnership with the Department of Health, The National Offender Management Service, and the KUF Central Team (The Institute of Mental Health and Emergence). It provides you with the underpinning knowledge and understanding required to support people with a diagnosis of personality disorder. The three day programme is supported by six awareness level e-learning modules, which must be completed in your own time during the programme. This programme builds on the ‘Living with Personality Disorder’ course by exploring in more depth how to support people with personality disorder and what skills are required to do this effectively. By the end of this course, you will: • Know what personality disorder is, the different types and how many people are affected • Be aware of the debates and disputes surrounding personality disorder • Have considered the factors that might lead to personality disorder • Know how personality disorder is diagnosed and the impact of labelling and stigma • Be aware of the misconceptions of personality disorder and the impact this has on individuals • Be able to understand your own values, beliefs and needs and use this knowledge to find better ways of

responding to and engaging with people who have personality disorder • Know how supporting someone with personality disorder is different from supporting someone with other mental health difficulties and understand how it will affect you and the help you may need • Know how to support people who selfharm • Know how to respond effectively to people who have emotional distress and know how to manage anger and hostility • Have looked at different perspectives around recovery.

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Supporting Recovery

Who should attend? This free course is predominately for professionals working with people with personality disorder or those supporting people with a diagnosis. If anyone who has personality disorder would like to become a trainer for this programme they are also welcome to attend. Those with a personality disorder or the friends and family members of those with a disorder may find it more helpful to attend our ‘Living with Personality Disorder’ course. Duration: Three full days (6.5 hours) Lead tutors: Colin Mattinson, Martin O’Doherty, Christine Partlett, Debbie Robinson, Nkechi Attoh

I feel it will help me to cope with situations and emotions better than before”

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Caring with Confidence Learning new skills or improving your existing knowledge can make life as a carer much easier. Caring with Confidence gives you a better understanding of the problems you may face as a carer and helps you find new ways to tackle them.

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The course has been developed from the national ‘Caring with Confidence’ programme and in partnership with a number of the Trust’s carers to make the course specific for people who care for people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems. The sessions will run for six weeks and you can either attend all sessions or just specific sessions that are of particular interest. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand how the care system works • Discover how caring affects your life and balance your commitments better • Communicate more effectively with the person you care for as well as health and social care professionals • Take control of your time and finances • Understand the emotions you may feel when caring and find practical ways to deal with them. Who should attend? This free course is for carers of someone with a mental health and/or substance misuse problem. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting carers. Duration: Six three-hour sessions Lead tutor: Tracy Collard, (AMBCS, MIfL).

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NEW! Basic English Skills This course aims to develop your functional and literacy skills in English – this includes speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will gain skills and confidence in your written and spoken skills by using familiar situations to learn and build on prior knowledge.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Those who wish to gain an English qualification at an appropriate level will be able to work towards Functional English qualifications at Level 1 or Level 2, gaining a nationally recognised qualification. By the end of this course, you will: • Have taken part in formal and informal discussions, e.g. debates, meetings, mock interviews • Be able to read, compare and understand a variety of texts, e.g. newspaper articles, formal letters, timetables, leaflets

• Use strategies to improve spelling, punctuation and grammar • Know how to use a dictionary. After achieving all of the above, if you want to you can also gain a Level 1 or Level 2 English qualification by:

• Be able to write to communicate ideas, opinions and information in a range of styles and formats suitable for the audience, e.g. letters, emails, information guides

o Delivering an effective presentation o Discovering and finding information from a variety of related texts.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn basic English skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users as well as professionals. Duration: This course runs once a week for three hours over a ten week period. Course tutors: Maria Clifton and Heather Peel Date and Time: 4 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 11 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 8 August 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 15 August 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 22 August 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 29 August 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 5 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 12 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 19 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 26 September 2014 - 10am to 1pm Venue for all the above: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Please note participants MUST attend all 10 days to receive accreditation

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NEW! Basic Maths Skills This course will help you to develop the maths skills you need to use in everyday situations whether at home or at work.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

You will gain confidence in your maths skills by using familiar situations to learn and build on prior knowledge. Those who wish to gain a Maths qualification at an appropriate level will be able to work towards Functional Maths qualifications at Level 1 or Level 2, gaining a nationally recognised qualification. By the end of this course, you will: • Calculate with whole numbers, fractions and percentages • Use ratios and scales with maps, diagrams and graphs • Be able to measure shapes and space • Be able to use data, forms and statistics • Plan and use time accurately • Use and convert units of measurement, e.g. metres and kilometres, pounds and kilograms. After achieving all of the above, if you want to you can also gain a Level 1 or Level 2 Maths qualification by: o Using positive and negative numbers in context, e.g. temperature o Using formulae and equations in practical situations o Using 2D and 3D objects to calculate area and volume.

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Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn basic Maths skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users as well as professionals. Duration: This course runs once a week for three hours over a nine week period. Course tutor: Maria Clifton

Date and Time: 8 May 2014 - 11am to 2pm Date and Time: 15 May 2014 -11am to 2pm Date and Time: 22 May 2014 - 11am to 2pm Date and Time: 29 May 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 5 June 2014 - 11am to 2pm Date and Time: 12 June 2014 - 2pm to 5pm Date and Time: 19 June 2014 - 11am to 2pm Date and Time: 3 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 10 July 2014 - 11am to 2pm Venue for all the above: Room 4, Trust HQ, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Please note participants MUST attend all 10 days to receive accreditation

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NEW! Basic Information and Communication

Technology (ICT) Skills

This course will help you to develop transferable ICT skills and will stimulate your interest and enjoyment in ICT.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Those who wish to gain an ICT qualification at an appropriate level will be able to work towards ICT qualifications at Level 1 or Level 2, gaining a nationally recognised qualification.

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By the end of this course, you will: • Have developed ICT capability in finding, selecting and using information • Use ICT for effective and appropriate communication • Apply your ICT skills and knowledge to your learning in other areas • Use ICT skills to develop your language and communication skills. After achieving all of the above, if you want to you can also gain a Level 1 or Level 2 ICT qualification by: o Working with structured data in spreadsheets and tables o Working with numbers and charts o Working with text and images o Combining and presenting information.

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Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about basic information and communication technology skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users as well as professionals. Duration: This course runs once a week for three hours over a nine week period. Lead tutor: Maria Clifton and Andrew Aldred

Date and Time: 6 May 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 13 May 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 20 May 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 3 June 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 10 June 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 17 June 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 1 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 8 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Date and Time: 15 July 2014 - 10am to 1pm Venue for all the above: Shaw IT Suite, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Please note participants MUST attend all 9 days to receive accreditation

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NEW! Personal Wellbeing and Citizenship Society belongs to all of us. What we put into it creates what we get out of it. Citizenship refers to us all taking a positive active part in society and taking responsibility for ourselves and our communities.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

This course is about identifying and developing some of the practical skills you might need in order to meet the challenges this presents, whilst at the same time increasing and strengthening your emotional and social resilience. This course helps you to develop emotional and social resilience by exploring and learning new coping strategies for dealing with everyday challenges. The course also aims to develop your knowledge and skills to be able to be an ‘active’ citizen and positive role model within the community you live in. This course acknowledges the diversity of life skills and experiences that participants will bring, and as such is very interactive and flexible to be able to respond to participants needs. By the end of this course, you will: • Identify personal strengths and skills • Explain what constitutes a healthy relationship and identify ways to support personal wellbeing and safety within different situations • Know the value of structuring your time and the benefits for yourself, your family, and the community • Learn practical skills to better manage your finances • Identify different rights and responsibilities, and have the knowledge and skills to apply this learning to your own life • Have learnt strategies to help manage stress and develop resilience when things don’t go to plan • Further improve your ability to express thoughts and opinions in a constructive way • Apply the learning from this course by setting yourself personal targets for the future.

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Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about personal wellbeing and citizenship, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: This course runs once a week for three hours over an eight week period. Lead tutors: Sue Bell and Claire Watson

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Assertiveness Skills We all can benefit from learning to get the most from working with others whilst ensuring that our own views are considered.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Assertiveness is about having selfconfidence without being aggressive. Being assertive is an important communication skill which could help you to reduce stress and anxiety, control anger as well as improve your self-esteem. This course will help you to gain assertiveness skills and will provide you with practical techniques to feel more confident in different situations. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what assertiveness means • Identify barriers to assertiveness and explore ways to overcome them • Recognise the different communication styles we and others use • Understand why we use the communication styles we do

• Explore different self-management techniques which promote assertiveness • Explore the best way to communicate with others to achieve common goals • Share your experiences to promote shared learning within the group.

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn assertiveness skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Bethany Darbyshire and Joanne Wilson

The tutor was excellent. Good discussion in groups.”

Date and Time: 12 May 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 20 June 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Peel Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Date and Time: 30 June 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page

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How to Organise and Chair Meetings People attend meetings for a variety of reasons, including work, personal or leisure interests and peer support. They give members a chance to discuss and evaluate goals and objectives, keep updated on current events, talk to people who are experiencing or have experienced the same thing and keep the group together.

Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Leading an effective meeting is an important management skill that will allow a group of people to come together for information, decision making or to solve problems and help one another. It can be quite unnerving to take responsibility for organising and chairing a meeting. This course will help you to develop the confidence and skills to do this effectively. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand what the role of a chairperson is • Identify characteristics of an effective chairperson • Understand the purpose of Terms of Reference • Recognise the value and format of an agenda • Identify some methods for dealing with difficult situations • Identify some methods for dealing with nerves. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about meeting skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals. Duration: Half a day (3 hours) Lead tutors: Bethany Darbyshire

The session was informative and delivered in an informal way, which I felt facilitated learning.”

Date and Time: 9 May 2014 - 9.30am to 12.30pm Venue: J2 Training Room, Aspen Day Unit, Royal Bolton Hospital, Minerva Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 0JR Date and Time: 4 June 2014 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: Gloucester House, Back Duncan Street, Salford, Manchester M7 2EY Date and Time: 8 July 2014 - 9.30am to 12.30pm Venue: Peel Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Prospectus: April 2014 - September 2014

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An Introduction to Mental Health Research Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Research and clinical trials are an everyday part of the work done in the NHS. The people who conduct research aim to find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy. This course will provide you with information about why we carry out mental health research. You will learn about the language associated with research and find out how research is conducted from initial idea to the various research methods available and what difference it makes. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand why we carry out research and how it impacts the services we receive • Understand some of the language associated with research • Understand how research is translated from initial idea through to clinical intervention.

Getting an insight into researching and the benefits of doing so - amazing.”

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about mental health research, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for the friends and family members of our service users as well as professionals. Duration: Half a day (3 hours) Lead tutors: Rory Byrne and Paul French

Date and Time: 15 May 2014 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Salford, Manchester M7 4BQ Date and Time: 18 September 2014 - 1.30pm to 4.30pm Venue: Crabtree Room, Waterdale Restaurant, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page

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Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Level 2 Award in Peer Mentorship Peer mentoring has traditionally been defined as a one to one non-judgmental relationship between people of a similar age or with similar shared experience. Peer mentors offer support from a position of real understanding. Developing their own skills, knowledge, understanding and practice, those involved in peer mentoring make an important contribution to the continuous improvement of learning and have a significant impact on achievement. This accredited course will help you learn the transferrable skills you need to become a peer mentor and how this role can provide valuable support to others. It will equip you with knowledge and skills to be able to mentor others or volunteer in services to support people with mental health and/or substance misuse problems. By the end of this course, you will: • Understand the role of Peer Mentor, and the importance of professional boundaries • Understand the importance of policies and protocols for volunteering in mental health and substance misuse services • Understand the nature of mental health and addiction • Become familiar with Motivational Interviewing skills and their use as a talking therapy for working with service users • Be able to use Node-Link mapping

• Understand the use of group facilitation skills • Know how to empower individuals in moving on to wider recovery networks.

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Developing Knowledge and Life Skills

Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who is volunteering in mental health and/or substance misuse services and wants to learn about peer mentoring to develop their role. This is an accredited course so as a bare minimum participants should have basic written and spoken communication skills as well as an established volunteering role to apply and develop the skills learnt in the course. Duration: Participants must attend all five full days (7 hours) to receive accreditation. Lead tutors: Stephen Maloney and Paul Johnston

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Learning new skills in a field in which I plan to work in.�

Date and Time: 5 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Date and Time: 12 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Date and Time: 19 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Date and Time: 26 August 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Date and Time: 2 September 2014 - 9.30am to 4.30pm Venue for all the above: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Please note participants MUST attend all 5 days to receive accreditation

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Creative Confidence Building Our creative courses demonstrate the importance of building people’s confidence and developing their creative abilities, which can be used to find new ways to solve problems and approach situations.

Getting involved with the Academy

This course will help you to develop confidence and improve your self esteem by using group discussion, self-reflection and expressive arts to inspire you to think differently and reclaim your creative passion. Depending on your long term goals, this course can be seen as a springboard to attending the Creative Facilitation Skills and Train the Trainers course for those wanting to go on and become co-producers and co-facilitators of training for the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy. By the end of this course, you will: • Develop an understanding of self-esteem and confidence • Explore blocks to confidence • Use expressive arts to become more confident. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn about creative confidence building, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutors: Jean Hesketh and Mike Wilson

It was really interesting. Pushed me out of my comfort zone.”

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Creative Facilitation Skills A facilitator is a person who skilfully assists a group of people to understand their common objectives and to help them learn from one another.

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This course will help you to develop facilitation and leadership skills so that you can effectively guide both small and large groups in the future. The course will explore a variety of art forms designed to develop your confidence and will show you a range of interactive techniques to effectively engage with others and manage different group dynamics. This course builds on the Creative Confidence Building course so that participants feel more confident about managing group situations. For those who want to go on to co-facilitate training as part of the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy, it is recommended you attend the Train the Trainers course following this programme. By the end of this course, you will: • Have explored the leadership/facilitation qualities you already have • Have developed in the areas you wanted to work on • Discussed different situations that you may encounter when working with other people • Developed strategies to overcome difficult moments. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to develop their creative facilitation skills, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6 hours)

Very informative, learned different techniques to deal with different types of group behaviour.”

Facilitated by: Headspace Headspace is a service user run organisation from the Octagon Theatre Bolton. By using artistic interventions, they aim to provide a holistic approach to the recovery process. As part of the project, Headspace offers a practical leadership course that enables anyone to learn the skills required to communicate with a group of people in a leadership role. Date and Time: 9 June 2014 - 10am to 4pm Venue: Meeting Room 2, Chapman Barker Unit, Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Bury New Road, Prestwich, Manchester M25 3BL Page

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Train the Trainers Would you like to become a course tutor at GMW’s Recovery Academy? This course aims to teach participants the skills required to effectively deliver courses as part of the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy.

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This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge and planning skills to be able to develop, deliver and evaluate training and learning activities. This course also aims to develop your presentation skills, although further training/shadowing/coaching is recommended. By the end of this course, participants will: • Know the importance of planning • Have looked at different delivery methods to encourage participation and learning • Have considered a range of assessment techniques to assess whether learning is taking place • Practised and further developed confidence in delivering training • Looked at best practice in terms of evaluating training. Who should attend? This free course is for anyone who wants to learn the skills to become a course facilitator, particularly anyone who has mental health and/or substance misuse problems. We hope it will also be helpful for friends and family members as well as professionals supporting people who may be experiencing mental health and/or substance misuse problems. Duration: One full day (6 hours) Lead tutor: Claire Watson

It was all great – information packed, but still relaxed and fun to do.”

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Meet the tutors (in alphabetical order):

Andrew Aldred - Andrew has been a service user for almost thirty years. He became unwell in the Army in 1985 after a Falklands tour. He spent six years at Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (the Trust) Edenfield Centre in Prestwich. He passed a Higher National Diploma in Computer Studies in 1992, and has a teaching certificate. He has worked for Bolton Steps promoting Day Services for people with mental health problems and also teaching Information Technology on a voluntary basis. He is currently taking additional qualifications in teaching and I.T. at Bolton College. Lynn Agnew - Lynn Agnew is the Trust’s Assistant Director for Integrated Governance. Lynn works to make sure staff have the policy, guidance and training they need to meet some important requirements of modern mental health care. These include taking the right steps to safeguard people, using the framework of the Mental Capacity Act to make sure people’s rights are protected when they are at their most vulnerable, and making sure that care plans always have the person at their centre. Since qualifying as a social worker (more than thirty years ago) Lynn has been a practitioner, trainer and manager in mental health services. On a personal note, Lynn has been involved in caring for her mother who has severe dementia, which has given her a great insight into mental health services from a carer’s perspective. Jane Aldred - Jane has a BA (Hon) Degree in Philosophy and is currently undertaking a PGDE at the University of Bolton. She has worked extensively promoting the ethics of recovery to service users over the past few years as part of her job as Day Service Champion for Move Forward Bolton. Jane believes that the recovery model can not only benefit service users by providing a model by which they can become more active in their treatment but also revolutionise the way mental health services are provided in the future. Nick Bell - Nick is 47 years old, and from the ages of 13 to 45 was dependent on substances, mainly alcohol. He spent a few years in the army before his affair with alcohol and chaos became priority, and was admitted to the Trust’s Chapman Barker Unit (CBU) on Aprils Fools day 2011 (as he puts it - quiet ironic really!). From there he embarked on nine months of rehab and this was the beginning of the rest of his life in recovery. He relocated from Preston to Bury and now works for the Trust as a Support Worker at Bramley Street. He also volunteers at the CBU and is passionate about the recovery of others as well as maintaining his own recovery. Sue Bell - Sue has first-hand experience of living with family members who have been affected by dyslexia, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, mental health issues; addiction and critical illness at various times. As a result of her experiences, she is passionate about the importance of supporting, not just those diagnosed or suffering, but the families and loved ones surrounding them too. Sue started her career in the late 80’s as an RNMH (Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped); she now holds a Dip. in Leadership (Social Health Care), BSc in Psychology, Post Graduate Certificate in Education and recently became a Recovery Coach. She currently co-runs a Drop In for people in recovery (or looking for recovery) from alcohol and substance misuse, supports families affected by addiction and is a part time tutor in Adult Education.

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Rosie Beck - Rosie is a recently qualified Clinical Psychologist, having completed her doctorate in 2013. Her doctoral research focused on the psychological processes occurring in paranoia and contemporary “third wave” psychological therapies targeting paranoia. Rosie has worked on the NIHR-funded ‘Recovery’ programme of research investigating recovery from psychosis and has published papers on the subject. She is passionate about providing recovery orientated services and has worked in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service (EIP) and a Recovery Team, the latter having a particular focus on recovery in personality difficulties. She has special interests in psychosis and difficulties often described as personality disorder. In her current role in a Community Mental Health Team (CMHT), she enjoys working with members of the multi-disciplinary team to support them in reaching a psychological understanding of the service users they work with and promote psychologically-informed care planning. Phillip Brawn – Phil is a Clinical Psychologist working on a research study called TEAMS (Think Effectively About Mood Swings) for the Trust and the University of Manchester. Phil is the lead therapist on TEAMS, which means he regularly delivers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to a range of people who experience distressing mood swings and bipolar disorder. He also works with the Early Intervention Psychosis Service based in Bolton. Other work related interests include the use of physical activity in mental health recovery and transdiagnostic approaches to mental health problems. Wendy Broderick - Wendy describes herself as a 47 year old “recycled teenager” with a passion for promoting recovery in mental health services. Wendy started her career as a driver in the army at 17 years of age. She left the army at 19 years and returned to Salford getting a job with Salford Council for “Care on Call” which involved dealing with emergencies for people in their own homes. Wendy continued with them until she was 43. Following a series of stresses Wendy’s self-esteem lowered which impacted on her work, relationships and other key aspects of her life, which culminated in Wendy using mental health services. She was an inpatient for a year and is more recently a user of community services. Wendy became involved in running the Recovery group at Ramsgate House, taking part in Patient Environment Action Teams (PEAT) and interviewing staff for inpatient services. She also runs a weekly ‘Speakeasy’ group at the Meadowbrook Unit. Rory Byrne - Rory is a postgraduate researcher in the Trust’s Psychosis Research Unit based in Prestwich. He is involved primarily in user-led research into early detection and intervention for psychosis, and the prevention or treatment of psychosis using psychological therapies. Maria Clifton - Maria is the Functional Skills Teacher for the Trust and teaches English, Maths and Information & Communication Technology (ICT). Maria has worked in the ‘Learning & Development’ and ‘HR & Learning’ teams for the last four and a half years. She is extremely enthusiastic about developing the potential of each person through building on prior skills and life experience. Maria gained a PGDE qualification in order to promote learning in the fundamental areas of everyday life and work – those which enable you to feel proud and motivated in your achievements. Maria’s teaching uses her knowledge to draw on everyday experience to help students understand the subjects.

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Tracy Collard - Tracy is the C.A.R.E (Compassion and Recovery-focussed Everytime) Hub Lead for the Trust. The C.A.R.E Hub works in partnership with carers, service users, volunteers, staff and external customer based organisations to develop the care we provide. The Hub has a proactive role in influencing the quality and experience of care at the Trust by developing systems for seeking and acting upon feedback as well as creating robust communication networks internally and externally. Tracy works across the Trust overseeing the carer agenda, and is the lead for the Triangle of Care initiative. Ann Collins - Ann qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 1988 and has dedicated her career to working with older people with mental health needs. After completing a MSc in Dementia Care at the University of Manchester in 2007, Ann focused her career on working specifically with people with dementia. She has more recently completed a PGD in Advanced Practice to support her current role as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Dementia Care. Ann’s clinical role supports the dementia in-reach team working with care homes to prevent hospital admission and facilitate hospital discharge. She also has strategic and service development roles with an important focus of her work being training and education. Bethany Darbyshire - Bethany is the Trust’s Adult and Youth Specialist Service Directorate’s Organisational Development & Learning Lead. As a qualified Teacher, Project Manager, MBTI Practitioner and Fitness Instructor, Bethany brings with her a broad range of experience in education and the NHS. Bethany previously worked as Head of Drama in a Secondary school, and then for eight years in various roles in a Primary Care Trust and acute setting. Bethany has experience of delivering Leadership & Management training as well as facilitating service development days to encourage open communication, improved ways of working and continuous service improvement. She is a Mentor Champion for the Northwest Mentoring Scheme and is a believer in the power of a good mentoring/ coaching relationship to help develop people. Gillian Drummond - Gill is the Dementia Quality lead for the Trust. Gill’s role is to support clinical teams in the development and delivery of services and in achieving best practice in line with national priorities across the whole dementia spectrum. She has been a Mental Health Nurse since 1985 and for the majority of her career has worked within dementia services across inpatient, community and day hospital settings. For six years she worked as the Matron at Woodlands Hospital in Little Hulton. Gill has a BSc (Hons) in psychosocial treatments and has a keen interest in the delivery of training completing a PGCE (Practice Educator) qualification in 2006. Paul French - Paul is Associate Director of Early Intervention services and the Psychosis Research Unit at the Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. His background is in mental health nursing and he completed his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2007. He was an investigator on the recently published EDIE trial of CBT in At Risk Mental States, and is co-investigator on several grants examining psychosocial treatments for psychosis.

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Kelly Frisby - Kelly is a 38 year old single mum of three children, one of whom has complex mental health problems. She studied adult nursing when her children were younger and is now keenly interested in mental health. Having a child with complex needs has not been without its struggles and consequently Kelly had a breakdown four years ago. She has battled with depression since being 16 years old but feels that this has only made her stronger! Kelly is now currently waiting to undertake her mental health degree at Salford University in the hope to make a difference to service user’s lives. Her belief is that personal experiences are invaluable in helping with recovery. Teresa Grogan - Teresa is the Unit Manager for Bramley Street, which is part of the Trust’s Salford Mental Health Services. Teresa has a BSc (Hons) degree in Applied Psychology, which she gained midway through her nursing career. She has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse for 31 years, having initially started working with young people on probation and with homeless people in London. Members of Teresa’s family have experienced mental health difficulties, one to the extent of requiring inpatient services giving her a personal insight into services. Teresa worked with later life adults, adults of working age and adolescents whilst working with John Denmark at the Department of Psychiatry for the Deaf, Whittingham Hospital. She has worked in Burnley and Jersey, for Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and for Environmental Health services. Margaret Harper - Margaret is someone with lived experience of mental health and substance misuse problems and has had depression and anxiety since she was nine years old. She is now fifty seven. Her mum had depression and anxiety all her life as did her twin. She has a passion for learning as much as she can about the subject to help herself and others. Her mental health problems led her to becoming addicted to codeine phosphate for ten years and she successfully completed a detox last year with the Trust’s Salford Drug and Alcohol Service. Since then she has become a Peer Mentor for this service and a volunteer at Trafford General Mental Health Unit. Jean Haslam - Jean started with anorexia nervosa at the age of 15 in the early 1960s. Jean’s symptoms were at this time thought to have a physical cause and it was not until her early twenties that she received treatment specifically for her eating disorder; at this stage she was aware that she needed help. The treatment she received included hypnotherapy, which Jean found very beneficial. After a lengthy stay in hospital, Jean went to Tower House in Chester, part of the Richmond Fellowship, for a period of rehabilitation. Jean now considers herself to be a recovered anorexic and has been an active campaigner for the rights of mental health service users for many years, including several years working with Mita Sykes at Bolton Patients’ Council. Penny Hayward - Penny qualified as a psychiatric nurse in 1993 and since 2007 has worked as a psychosocial interventions therapist. Penny has worked in a variety of settings from adult acute and Mother & Baby services to Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) and Forensic Services. She is currently working as a Senior Nurse within the Trust’s Low Secure Services. Penny has always been keen to promote service user involvement and welcomes the opportunity to be involved in the Recovery Academy.

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Jean Hesketh - Jean has worked in the mental health field for about 24 years, and started up a counselling service at a mental health charity 10 years ago. Jean started to run self-help groups with Mike Wilson, and they ran a joint expressive art course in 2009. Her hobbies are singing and painting. Seven years ago, Jean helped open an art studio in Bolton with another friend who has mental health problems, which was a dream come true. The vision is to offer spaces for people with depression to go and use the arts in a welcoming environment and they have regular exhibitions. Jean believes that the arts are a way to bring “freedom and healing” to any individual. Paul Johnston - Paul is a service user volunteer who has worked in various voluntary capacities, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, peer mentoring and as a nursing assistant working with adolescents who have mental health difficulties. Paul is a member of the Recovery Academy Steering Group and has been involved with the development of the Academy. He believes the Academy will have a significant impact to the lives of the Trust’s patients in the Edenfield Centre in particular. Ian Lowens - Ian is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working within primary and secondary care for the Trust. He has a long standing interest in cognitive behavioural approaches to working with distress, especially ‘third wave’ approaches such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). Garry Lythgoe - Garry has lived experience of psychosis. In his own words: “I’ve had a great deal of help and support from services over the years and I’ve made every effort to learn as much as I possibly can to help me live with ‘my psychosis’. I’m really easy going, and I hope I can make you smile.” Chris McGowan - Chris is a dual qualified nurse, having achieved his Registered General Nurse qualification in 1988 and his Registered Mental Health Nurse qualification in 1993. He has worked as a senior nurse in a variety of settings, both ward based and community. Chris is presently seconded to the Trust’s Alcohol & Drugs Directorate Training Team for three days a week, while continuing to practice as a Senior Substance Misuse Practitioner for Community Services for two days a week. He has particular experience in brief interventions, dual diagnosis, and community assisted alcohol withdrawal; and has a special interest in the solution focused approach to recovery from substance addiction. Stephen Maloney - Stephen is a Specialist Psychosocial Interventions (PSI) Trainer, and has been involved in substance misuse services as a service user, volunteer, and paid worker since 1987. He attained a degree in Philosophy in 2000 and then went on to achieve a post-graduate diploma in counselling (CBT Model) in 2004. Since then, he has practiced as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Shared Care Practitioner, Group Development Worker, Service User Involvement Lead, and Psychosocial Intervention Lead. He has a great deal of experience in practicing and training others in both Node-Link Mapping and Motivational Interviewing. Alison Manzi - Alison is a former teacher and examiner, and is passionate about learning and development in general. Having suffered a severe period of illness after childbirth, Alison has been in recovery ever since, and is still a service user. With degrees in Psychology, Alison has some insight into various aspects of mental health and recovery, and for all these reasons, is very excited to be involved in the Recovery Academy.

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Colin Mattinson - Colin’s interest in mental health began while studying Chinese medicine, which gave him a strong belief in achieving better health through understanding ourselves more. His own experiences of mental health issues have been the driving force in joining the Recovery Academy and his desire to raise awareness and educate others. Colin enjoys the challenge of examining health issues that people often find difficult to talk about. Sarah Monks - Sarah is passionate about Dementia Care. It was this passion that led her to become a Registered Mental Health Nurse going on to work both in community and inpatient settings. Sarah now works in the Trust’s Memory Assessment Team in Bolton as a Memory Assessment Nurse, taking the lead in Physical Health Care and acting as a Research Champion. Sarah is due to start her Msc in Dementia Care this year and continues to find new opportunities to enrich her knowledge and experience with the aim of benefitting her patients, families and carers. Sarah strives to find new ways of improving practice and improving the lives of those affected by dementia. Martin O’Doherty - Martin trained as an occupational therapist, graduating in 2009. His goal was to specialise specifically in acute mental health, but in 2010 he became unwell with his own mental health and has been slowly working his way through his own recovery. His goal is to get back into meaningful employment as an occupational therapist and use his personal experiences of mental health to help others, especially those who experience anxiety disorders. He runs a self-help group at Mental Health Independent Support Team (MhIST) in Bolton for people living with OCD where he utilises his occupational therapy skills to help others to work through their own recovery. Gemma Parker - Gemma is a clinical psychologist currently working in the Trust’s Adult Forensic Service and within the probation service. She obtained an undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology in 2002, followed by a Masters in Forensic Psychology in 2003. She then worked as a nursing assistant and assistant psychologist within a medium secure service in Lancashire. Following this, she trained to be a clinical psychologist, completing the doctorate in 2008. Gemma has developed a special interest in working with people who have experienced complex traumas and whose difficulties might have been diagnosed as personality disorders, where there are also concerns about the risks presented by those people towards themselves or others. Christine Partlett - Christine is a qualified Registered Mental Health Nurse (RMN), currently working as a senior nurse for the Trust’s Adult Forensic Services. She started her career at Prestwich Hospital in 1981 and has worked in several different areas of nursing including, adolescent, adult acute, forensic, and the personality disorder assessment and liaison team. Christine has worked in both the NHS and private sector during her career. She is currently involved in a joint partnership venture between the Trust and the Priory known as Recovery First based in Widnes. Her role includes undertaking clinical assessments, providing clinical guidance, education and training, supervision and leadership. Christine has been involved in developments in nursing and mental health care practice throughout her career and has a special interest in personality disorder, hence being a KUF trainer.

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Heather Peel - Heather is a 30 year old service user volunteer with a degree in English and a background in teaching English abroad. She started using services following a particularly severe episode. Now in recovery, she does Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) inspections and interviews prospective Trust staff. Heather enjoys knitting in her free time and has campaign marketing experience as a representative of a young members marketing team. She feels strongly about supporting mental health service users on their path to recovery. Magdalene Sampson - Magdalene is a clinical psychologist and has worked with service users in the Trust’s Eating Disorder Service for the past 14 years. She completed her post graduate doctorate in clinical psychology in 2001 and completed a Diploma in Cognitive Therapy in 2004. In recent years, she has developed expertise in Compassion Focused Therapy and the application within eating disorders, both with service users and carers. She teaches on postgraduate courses at Manchester University and is currently Acting Service Manager for the Eating Disorder Service. Mary Shinner - Mary is the director of the Trust’s Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training Centre. She is a clinical psychologist by background, and as well as her training role, she has worked clinically in primary care, Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT) and inpatient settings within the Trust for the last 20 years. She has a passion for improving peoples’ access to effective psychological therapies, and is currently working on a pilot project aimed at significantly increasing this in a CMHT. She is also doing some clinical work on a national trial for cognitive therapy for people who are on or who have been on Clozapine. Gary Sidley - Gary is a retired Professional Lead/Consultant Clinical Psychologist who worked in mental health services for 33 years, initially as a psychiatric nurse and, since 1989, as a clinical psychologist. In 2000, he obtained his PhD for a thesis exploring the psychological predictors of suicidal behaviour. His area of expertise is in the area of severe and complex mental health problems. Throughout his career, Gary has presented workshops on a range of topics including cognitive-behaviour therapy for depression and understanding deliberate self-harm. More recently he has been involved in promoting more recovery-orientated services and has provided training sessions on the Recovery STAR assessment tool and Advance Decisions. Yvonne Slater - Yvonne is the Operational Lead for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive and Behaviour Therapies (CBT Pathway) at the Trust’s Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Training Centre, and has been involved with the Centre since its inception in 2000. She has a background in mental health nursing and trained as a behavioural psychotherapist with Brighton University in 1995 before going on to complete her postgraduate diploma in cognitive therapy in Newcastle. Yvonne’s primary responsibility is that of leading the High Intensity Diploma training programme, she also teaches and supervises on the other programmes at the Centre. She combines her teaching and supervisory role with a clinical role in Primary Care. She has a particular interest in working with peoplpe who have OCD. Lesley Spencer - Lesley is a former service user of the Trust. The Recovery Academy and the blueSCI Arts, Cultural and Well-Being Service in Trafford have featured heavily in her recovery. Lesley is enthusiastic about her own recovery and enjoys helping others to gain and maintain their own recovery by volunteering at blueSCI and delivering courses as part of the Academy’s Trainer Bank.

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Deb Stefanovic - Deb is currently an outpatient and lead for the Trust’s women’s services where she hopes to use her skills to support others in their journey to recovery. Prior to this, she worked in a variety of jobs including youth work, and education with young people excluded from school. During her involvement with the Recovery Academy she has completed courses on confidence building, leadership skills, and using Microsoft PowerPoint. This has enabled her to be involved in the co-production and co-facilitation of courses. Mita Sykes - Mita has been involved with mental health and Eating Disorders in particular for over 30 years. Having suffered from anorexia for over 12 years, she became chair of Anorexic Aid for several years and subsequently became a trustee of the Eating Disorders Association (forerunner of current BEAT). Professionally, her early career was in institutional management before retraining in mental health and later as a teacher of adults with learning difficulties (P.G.C.E.). She managed Patients Council for Mental Health (for the involvement of service users in the monitoring and development of services) for 12 years before taking early retirement for a family business venture. Mita has continued to have recurrent episodes of Eating Disorders throughout her life. Kelly Sweeney - Kelly is a clinical psychologist currently working in the Trust’s Adult Forensic Service (AFS). She obtained an undergraduate degree in psychology in 2000 and Doctoral in Clinical Psychology in 2008. She is currently studying for a MSc in Forensic Mental Health. Kelly has been working within AFS for the last four years in low and medium secure services and within Greater Manchester Probation Trust. Prior to this, she worked for many years within a variety of adolescent services. Kelly is particularly interested in the development and emergence of personality disorder and enjoys working with staff to develop formulations in order to better understand behaviour. Claire Watson - Claire is the Trust Lead for the Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy. After studying Psychology at University she worked in Hull with HIV & AIDS services and in supported housing for people with mental health problems. After becoming involved in an education initiative aimed at widening participation, she was inspired by the hope and opportunities education brings, and completed her teacher training. Since then she has worked with Local Education Authorities to support PSHE & Citizenship Education in schools, Youth & Community groups, and substance misuse services, facilitating training with both service users, and staff. Claire is passionate about delivering and organising learning activities that help service users, families & carers, and professionals to develop their knowledge, behaviours, and skills to be able to manage and promote health and wellbeing. Sara Whitehead - Sara is a former service user who has battled with mental health issues for years and has become an avid learner and supporter of recovery and wellbeing. Having a management background, Sara has refocused her career to mental health and now works as a support worker on one of the Trust’s adolescent mental health wards as well as delivering courses as part of the Academy’s Trainer Bank. Her own recovery has aided her to be able to help and support others on their journey. She is currently studying social work and psychology to further her knowledge in this field.

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Nathalie Whittle - Nathalie is a Clinical Psychologist who has worked in mental health services, predominantly with older people, for 13 years. She completed her doctorate in 2006 where she carried out her thesis on the experience of having a parent with earlyonset dementia. She is keen to learn more about how living with dementia affects whole families and so she is currently studying for a post-graduate certificate in systemic practice/ family therapy. Her day to day work involves meeting with older people for assessments and therapy, in the community and on hospital wards, including people with dementia and their families. Nathalie regularly delivers training about dementia to staff to help them understand and know how to support people with this diagnosis. Joanne Wilson - Joanne is a former service user of the Trust’s alcohol and drug services and has experienced first-hand the issues and concerns that arise from that lifestyle. She is now a Governor for the Trust representing alcohol and drug service users. She is Chair of the Trust’s User Action Team (UACT) and sits on many Trust Committees. Joanne is passionate about ‘recovery’ and the service user and carer ‘voice’ being heard and acted upon. She has delivered courses, sat on various assessment panels, shortlisted and interviewed staff and lead the service user aspect of recent Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) inspections. Mike Wilson - Mike is celebrating 15 years since his discharge from the Trust’s inpatient services. He manages his recovery by working alongside mental health staff, and facilitating groups in mental health services across Greater Manchester. These include Creative Movement, Reading Aloud, and co-leading therapeutic/self-help groups. He has trained people through the Mental Health Independent Support Team (MhIST) in Bolton to facilitate recovery groups. Since 2007, he has trained Trust staff and beyond in the recovery model. Just recently he has co-lead the Values into Action training which has been developed by the Trust to promote our core values. In addition to his mental health work, Mike has gained many qualifications to support his other voluntary experience, including Level 4 Youth and Community work, Level 3 Children’s & Young Peoples Workforce, and Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Creative Play. All this has helped him to gain employment on a part time basis and so he is passionate about supporting others in their recovery journeys. Sheila Wilson - Sheila has been employed as a Training Coordinator by the Trust since May 2003. She was initially based at Trafford Community Drug Team and then Salford’s Structured Day Programme before moving to the Prestwich site in 2008. Prior to joining the Trust, she worked as a support worker with young people with disabilities; as a project worker in supported housing; volunteered in drug services; worked in HIV and sexual health; and latterly managed a Structured Day Programme. Sheila is also involved in carrying out research into how former service users make the transition to become paid workers in the substance misuse field and has joined the Salford Integration Team to co-facilitate group work.

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Zoey Wright - Zoey has been a service user in Bolton for the last 20 years. During that time she has worked as a paid mental health advocate for 11 years, three of those years as an IMHA (statutory advocate). She has completed training on facilitating self-help groups and has recently attained a Post graduate diploma in Psychology. Zoey has experience training advocates for the Mental Health Independent Support Team (MhIST) in Bolton and has experience in giving presentations and seminars on the topic of advocacy and the mental health act to mental health professionals and other professional bodies. She has a strong commitment to promoting the understanding of the rights of service users in the wider community.

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Our student registration form and course booking form can also be completed online, visit: www.gmw.nhs.uk/recovery

Recovery Health and Wellbeing Academy Student Registration and Course Booking Form Title:

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Background information* Please note, this information is for monitoring purposes, so we can monitor if the Academy is being used equally by professionals, service users and their family/carers. Additionally it is used by the Research Team for people who have agreed to receive a research study pack for the Recovery Academy research project. The information will be kept confidential.

Please indicate whether you are: Someone who uses GMW services Someone who has used GMW services in the past A supporter, friend, family member or carer of someone who uses our services, or has used our services in the past Professional

Name of the service(s) you access: (please tick)

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.................................................................................................................................................................................................. Would you like to receive a ‘research study pack’ which will give you information about the Recovery Academy research project? (see page 10 for more info)

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Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy Student Charter The Recovery, Health and Wellbeing Academy seeks to provide a caring learning environment for all students where ‘professional expertise’ and ‘lived experience’ are recognised with equal importance. This Charter is designed to help students to understand their entitlements and obligations.

The Academy aims to provide every student with: • A variety of learning opportunities to either manage your own recovery, health & wellbeing, or, support others in their recovery journey. • Clear information about the courses on offer via an Academy Prospectus. • Well designed, well taught courses which are informed by up-to-date research, and both professional and lived experience. • Support to identify and address your learning needs. • Opportunities for regular review, planning, target setting and recording of progress and achievement. • Suitably trained teaching and support staff/volunteers who are committed to the quality of your experience and to their own professional development. • Encouragement to take responsibility for your own learning and development. • Links to your local colleges, education and employment services so that you can access further opportunities and fulfil your long term ambitions. • A healthy and safe learning environment which focuses on reinforcing and developing people’s strengths and inspiring hope so that people can feel empowered to achieve their aspirations. • Access to appropriate facilities and equipment, including the Library and Knowledge Centre. • Opportunities to comment on and review the courses and facilities on offer. • A friendly, supportive, efficient, and confidential service. However, all students need to be aware that if they disclose a wish to harm self/others that this will be disclosed to an appropriate member of Trust Staff. • Equality of opportunity, free of harassment and discrimination. • The chance to celebrate success.

The Academy expects every student to: • Be polite and respectful to others. • Avoid the use of language and terminology that might offend others. • Take responsibility for your own learning and actively participate in course activities. • Be punctual and inform the Academy staff if you have to cancel your place on a course, or are going to be late/need to leave early for any reason. • Familiarise yourself with all of the pre-course information given so that you are fully prepared. • Ensure that mobile phones are switched off before entering any teaching or learning space. • Where courses are accredited, to hand in any assessment activities on time. • Respect the Academy environment and equipment. • Seek early advice and support whenever you need clarification, or if you have a problem. • Keep us informed of any change of circumstances so that we can keep our records up-to-date and keep you informed of course information and Academy developments. • Keep us informed of any special needs or requirements you have so we can support you in the best way possible. • Give constructive feedback so that we can continually improve provision. • Accept any reasonable action taken by the Academy which results from your non-fulfilment of these expectations. Student Name: Signature: Date:

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