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REACH Recovery College

REACH members at the 2018 BBQ

We are pleased to be open for face-to-face courses, and we are also still providing some workshops and courses online. Please check the timetable below to see which courses are available. Feel free to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions.

You don’t need a diagnosis or a referral to come to REACH. Register below and we will get in touch, or keep reading for more information.

Register with REACH

The REACH Recovery College runs a wide range of courses, workshops and activities to help you better understand your mental health and learn strategies to manage your mental health. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood or a similar mental health condition, the REACH team can support you on your road to recovery.

Going to REACH gives me a reason to get out of the house and then I have more energy to deal with things at home when I get back.

REACH is a safe and supportive learning environment where you can meet others going through similar issues and share your experiences with people who understand what it’s like to live with a mental health condition. Our courses and workshops are all completely free.

Online Courses and Workshops

You can now access many REACH Recovery College workshops, courses and activities online. Our courses and groups are being held via the Zoom meeting app, which you can download here. Zoom is very easy to use and we will provide additional support if needed.

Once you’ve confirmed with us over the phone or in an email that you’d like to join a course, we’ll send you Login details and how to access the Zoom meeting for your course. We can help you use digital technology and Zoom if needed. As this is a new format, class and group sizes are being kept small; please be aware that, if you do not get a space on the first course or workshop you wish to join, we will announce more courses and more dates soon.

You can also access Trust Links Live, our online base for accessing Trust Links on Facebook. There is a REACH Recovery College group on Facebook, where you can connect with other College members and contact REACH support tutors. Joining our Facebook group and following Trust Links Live is a great way to stay connected, share tips and access peer-support on keeping positive and healthy!

Explore our Prospectus to find out which courses and activities will most benefit your wellbeing journey. Then take a look at our timetabled courses, workshops and groups below.

View the REACH Prospectus

I understand my anxiety now, what causes it and ways to deal with it.

Courses and Workshops Timetable

While we make every effort to run the timetable as published, please be aware this timetable is liable to change.

Please note that Introduction to REACH for new students is held online, every Friday from 1pm to 2pm.

Online Courses and Workshops

Start Date Duration
Managing Low Mood Tuesday 6th July – EVENING 7pm to 8pm 6 weeks
Understanding Anxiety Wednesday 7th July – 1pm to 2pm 3 weeks
Positive Communication Thursday 8th July – 1pm to 2pm 3 weeks
Confidence Building Thursday 15th July – EVENING 7pm to 8pm 4 weeks
Anxiety Tools & Techniques Wednesday 28th July – 1pm to 2pm 2 weeks
Confidence and Self Esteem Workshop Thursday 8th July – EVENING 7pm to 8pm 1 session
Dealing with Panic Attacks Workshop Wednesday 11th August – 1pm to 2pm 1 session
Mindfulness Workshop Thursday 12th August – EVENING 7pm to 8pm 1 session
     
Online Groups   Ongoing
Monday Mindfulness Monday 11.30am to 12
Reach out Monday Monday 1pm to 2pm
Daily Mindfulness Tuesday to Friday 9.30am to 9.45
Virtual Gathering Wednesday 12 to 1pm
Life after Lockdown TBC
Friday Cookery Friday 11am to 12.  

Rochford Courses and Workshops

  Start Date Duration
Managing Low Mood Monday 5th July – 10am to 11.30am 6 weeks
Positive Communication Wednesday 14th July – 10am to 11.30am 3 weeks
Confidence Building Tuesday 20th July – 1pm to 2.30pm 4 weeks
My Wellbeing Journal Thursday 22nd July – 1pm to 2.30pm 4 weeks
Positive Thinking Workshop Tuesday 6th July – 1pm to 3pm 1 session
Labyrinth Workshop Thursday 8th July – 1pm to 3pm 1 session
Healthy Sleep Habits Workshop Tuesday 13th July – 1pm to 3pm 1 session
Mindfulness Workshop Thursday 15th July – 10am to 11.30am 1 session
Money Management Workshop Wednesday 4th August – 10am to 12 1 session
Resilience Workshop Wednesday 11th August – 10am to 11.30am 1 session
     
Face to face Groups   Ongoing
Yoga and Wellbeing Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30
Wednesday Social Group Wednesday 10am to 12
Arts and Crafts Group Thursday 1pm to 3pm  

Westcliff Courses and Workshops

Start Date Duration
Understanding Anxiety Monday 5th July – 1pm to 2.30pm 3 weeks
Anxiety Tools & Techniques Monday 2nd August – 1pm to 2.30pm 2 weeks
Mindfulness Workshop SATURDAY 10th July – 10am to 12 1 session
Dealing with Panic Attacks Workshop Monday 26th July – 1pm to 3pm 1 session
Confidence and Self Esteem Workshop SATURDAY 31st July – 10am to 12 1 session
Face to face Groups   Ongoing
Monday Social Group Mondays 10am to 12
Saturday Social Group SATURDAY 10th & 31st July – 1pm to 3pm  
     

Thundersley Courses and Workshops

Start Date Duration
Confidence Building Tuesday 6th July – 1pm to 2pm 4 weeks
Managing Anxiety Workshop SATURDAY 24th July – 10am to 11am 1 session
Positive Thinking Workshop Tuesday 3rd August – 1pm to 2pm 1 session
Resilience Workshop Tuesday 10th August – 1pm to 2pm 1 session
Healthy Sleep Habits Workshop SATURDAY 14th August – 10am to 11am 1 session
     
Face to face Groups   Ongoing
Tuesday Social Group Tuesdays 10am to 12 or 1pm to 3pm depending on when a course or workshop is running.
Saturday Social Group SATURDAY 24th July & 14th Aug – 1pm to 3pm  

Shoeburyness Courses and Workshops

Start Date Duration
Understanding Anxiety Friday 9th July – 1pm to 2pm 3 weeks
Anxiety Tools and Techniques Friday 30th July – 2pm to 3pm 2 weeks
Positive Thinking Workshop SATURDAY 17th July – 10am to 11am 1 session
Resilience Workshop SATURDAY 7TH August – 10am to 11am 1 session
Labyrinth Workshop Friday 13th August – 1pm to 2pm 1 session
     
Face to face Groups    
Friday Social Groups Friday 10am to 12 or 1pm to 3pm depending on when a course or workshop is running.
Saturday Social Group SATURDAY 17th July & 17th Aug – 1pm to 3pm  

Social Groups  

There are 2 additional face to face groups:

Face to face group “Getting Together” for 18 to 30 year olds at Growing Together Westcliff Tuesday 11.45am – 12.45
Face to face REACH Out Wednesday Canvey Wednesday 10.30am – 1.30pm

It’s given me hope. It’s given me options.

REACH Out are our social and activity groups, which run from 1pm – 3pm on Mondays at Rochford, Thursdays at Thundersley and on Fridays at our Westcliff site. These sessions are a great taster of the activities, services and support available through REACH. Meet our tutors and discuss what’s on offer and how we can respond to your particular needs.Workshops are one-off sessions that give you a taster of a longer course or raise awareness around a specific condition. Courses can run from three to eight weeks and combine creative activity with mental health education to help you manage your wellbeing. Our courses can teach you to:

  • Manage low mood, panic attacks, stress and anxiety
  • Learn how thinking patterns and activity levels can affect mood
  • Prepare for work and volunteering
  • Live a healthier and more active lifestyle through cooking and exercise

And much more.

I’ve really enjoyed the course: it’s made me more confident.

If you are struggling with specific issues like housing, drug and alcohol abuse, healthy living or benefit issues, the REACH Wellbeing Hub at Growing Together Westcliff provides access to specialist advice from visiting agencies.