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A course that introduces:


  • Personal Recovery
  • The CHIME Factors (Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning and Empowerment)
  • Spirituality & Recovery
  • Positive Psychology
  • The 5 ways to Wellbeing

This course is available for guest users to get a taste of the courses we have on offer for enrolled students.

This course provides an overview of the 5 factors, known as CHIME, that both service users and professionals have created together to improve personal wellbeing.

This course can help you learn more about ways to improve your mental wellbeing. You will be able to learn about the five ways to wellbeing (researched by the New Economics Foundation). You will be able to read examples about each of the five areas and will be able to find out about tasks that you can try. The course also has examples from people who have used these five ways to help keep themselves well. You will learn about how to manage things that get in the way of improving your wellbeing. The course has a positive focus and is a good space for you to think about what you are already doing to keep yourself well. It is a good course for anyone to try, whatever difficulties you may experience.


This course is now available to all students through self-enrolment. Please be aware that if you choose to participate in this course at the present time your data will be used for evaluation. For more information see the 'How Your Information Will Be Used' page on the course navigator.

A 6 topic course, informed by evidence and research, exploring the topic of positive psychology. This includes personal strengths, positive experiences and relationships and the theory of wellbeing. Learners will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge, and practise using the skills and tools that positive psychology has to offer. It will involve a mixture of knowledge, practical exercises and will promote individual reflection.

The Spirituality and Recovery course will give you the opportunity to learn about spirituality and the role it can play in mental health recovery. This course does not promote any particular belief system or religion. Rather, it will give you the chance to explore what spirituality means to you and how you can develop your own sense of spirituality.


There are five topics in this course, these are:

  • Introduction to Spirituality and Recovery
  • Spiritual Explorations
  • The Spirituality Flower
  • Unusual Experiences
  • Spiritual Practices and Resources

This course explains the different aspects of the biopsychosocial model and how this can be used by mental health professionals.