This course looks at lifestyle in relation to recovery using a holistic model.

Current topics include:

This course explores what stress is, the physical and psychological impact of the stress response, the stress vulnerability bucket model, basic coping theory, everyday ways of coping, how genetics and the environment influence our vulnerability to stress and what can help when dealing with stress.

This course explores the various complementary and alternative therapy treatments available today, including Aromatherapy, Traditional Chinese medicine, Light therapy and Yoga.

The course includes the history of each therapy, how they work and how to access them.

This course explores the role art and museums can have on mental wellbeing and recovery. There is emerging evidence that suggests that accessing art and museums can have positive health and wellbeing outcomes for people, and that they play a role in helping people to stay well and recover faster, including mental health. The course considers how to get the most out of art and museums to support your wellbeing.

Singing for wellbeing explores how singing works, why it is beneficial to our wellbeing, and how you can get involved with singing too. 

Running for Recovery explores the health and wellbeing benefits of running.

There are three topics in the series, however, you do not need to complete them all, just the topic  you are interested in. Of course, you can complete all the topics if you wish to. They are:  

The information contained in this course is relevant for people living with mental health difficulties or those that have experienced them in the past; those looking after someone living with a mental health condition and cancer such as a family member or health professionals.

This course considers different types of loss and how it might make you feel. It explores the processes of dealing with loss and how you can help yourself or someone else. It also considers different cultural and religious perspectives on loss.

Resilience is often described as our ability to "bounce back" after facing difficult situations. However, resilience is more than bouncing back, it is also about our ability to adapt when faced with challenging circumstances, whilst maintaining mental wellbeing. This course explores psychological resilience and gives some ideas of how to develop it.

This course will discuss what a routine is and the positives and negatives of having a routine. It will also look at how to create habits and build routines using habit stacking, the chime factors and the cycle of change. Finally, it will give examples of morning and evening routines and some tips to help you to create a routine.