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Wellbeing courses - Mental Health - FREE

The Lothian Education and Recovery Network (LEARN) is a collaboration between the Lothian Recovery Network (LRN), the Consultation and Advocacy Promotion Service (CAPS) and NHS Lothian.

They are running free, recovery focused, and experience-led mental health and wellbeing courses across Lothian. Their goal is to embed the idea of recovery within the community by improving services, to challenge inequalities and promote hope, choice and self management from a strengths based approach.

WHO?
Their programme is accessible to anyone who is living or working in Lothian, and might be especially useful for people who use or work in mental health services.

WHAT?
Realising Recovery – Realising Recovery provides participants with an opportunity to examine and develop a practical understanding of ’recovery’ relevant to their own mental health and wellbeing as well as that of others. Within the learning environment personal experience of mental health difficulties will be respected and valued. Learning about recovery helps to keep that process relevant to people’s lives and their roles in society.

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) – WRAP is a programme that can help you take control of your own mental health and recovery. It recognises that you are the expert in your own experience and there are no limits to recovery. It is based on 5 key concepts: hope, personal responsibility, support, self advocacy and education. WRAP is about you and for you and can involve working with your friends and family. Through WRAP you will be taking control of your own wellness and planning for your recovery. Workshops are not classes, but groups where everyone has an equal voice. In workshops they talk about wellness and recovery not illness, and your facilitators share parts of their journey of recovery in a positive way

WHEN?
October 2014 to June 2015.

WHERE?
Venues across Lothian.

HOW?
They aim to make people more confident in their understanding of mental health and recovery through group interaction. They will work towards creating a safe space for learning from personal experience. Their courses are co delivered by people with lived experience of mental health and people working in services. They hope that through joint learning and sharing people will come away from our courses with a greater sense of wellbeing.

Find out more here: http://capsadvocacy.org/Lothian-wide-projects/learn/

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