A small group of students enjoyed a morning of creativity re-designing their Wellness Toolbox’s. The idea was to have something that is small enough to keep handy in order to remind ourselves of activities and tools to keep ourselves well.
Claire talks about her upcoming cross channel swim, the training and logistics involved, reasons for doing it and why she is raising money for Recovery In Mind.
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Our new podcast is live and episode 1 is available to listen now for free. Angela and Nick talk about their personal experience of mental health challenges and recovery. Angela talks to Nick who has also experienced significant mental health issues and now works with Angela and her team as a Peer Trainer and supporter at Recovery in Mind.
Students and trainers took time out for our ‘Take Notice Walk’ this week. Enjoying some lovely sunshine, slowing down to enjoy the peaceful surroundings of Donnington Park.
At Recovery in Mind we use the principles of connecting with others who understand and appreciate us, getting active, taking notice mindfully of our surroundings, giving both to ourselves and others and learning.
Our walk up to Donnington castle and back, including some mindful grounding exercises and a picnic on the grass encompassed all these principles. Taking in the views and learning about different plants and flowers on the way.
It’s easy to forget just how simple it can be to take some time out to be ourselves in peaceful surroundings. But its something we can all do and the benefits are profound.
A lovely day trip to Ashmolean museum with the Recovery In Mind tribe .
Visiting as part of our Recovery Street (the next chapter) photography course. A fun day out and a different way to reflect on recovery.
Students had the opportunity to reflect on just how far they have come in their recoveries in this fascinating location.
Student feedback ……..
I really enjoyed our trip to the Ashmolean museum. Having a change of scene, being with like-minded people, and seeing new things is really good for our mental health.
“Always say yes to new adventures”.
We were talking on the way home about just imagining doing something like this on that first day at Welcome to Recovery and how at that time it would have seemed impossible, and now here we are!
Students enjoyed a new creative experience thanks to the generosity of one of our other students who shared her knowledge and skills of wet felting. Learning together and getting into the joint creative flow.