New Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College Platform

Published: 21 October 2020

Due to Coronavirus and social distancing rules in the UK, many face-to-face wellbeing groups have been stepped down temporarily. Our Humber Recovery and Wellbeing College team are pleased to introduce a new and improved online offering to bridge the gap as we work towards a ‘new normal’.

Recovery and Wellbeing Colleges take an educational approach to mental health, as opposed to the more traditional medical management. The aim of their services is to facilitate a range of free, informal and welcoming courses that support people in maintaining good mental and psychical health.

The new website launched on 10th October in support of World Mental Health Day, and the first 250 people to join will receive a branded pin badge as a small token of thanks and welcome from the team.

The platform includes a series of courses available 24/7 and virtual sessions to support an individual’s mental health. These sessions include topics such as Stress Awareness, Resilience, Sleep Hygiene, Exploring Identity and Medication Management.

The website will also facilitate the launch of a “Let’s Chat” series which has been co-produced with people who have lived experience with mental health. The aim of this series is to break down stigma and open up conversations to facilitate additional support for those who may need it.

Students can track their wellbeing on the platform and useful signposting links are available, which point individuals to national services should they feel that they need additional support.

Samantha Grey, Prevention, Recovery and Wellbeing Team Lead at Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“We’re thrilled to finally be able to share this innovative work with everyone. This is a completely new and diverse way of delivering our courses at this time, which means that anyone is able to access beneficial wellbeing support at a time and place which is convenient for them.”

You can register for a free account for full access to the platform here: https://www.humberrecoverycollege.nhs.uk/

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