13 January 2020

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A local initiative to help people manage their mental health is re-opening its doors, in its new home in the University's Students' Union building.

Solent Recovery College is open to anyone living in Portsmouth, and to all staff and students at the University, who want to learn skills to improve and manage their own mental health.

The College recently moved to the University's Students' Union building on Cambridge Road, where a former IT Help Centre was based up until the autumn.

Participants can access a range of educational courses run by trainers from Solent NHS Trust and Solent MIND. The courses aim to teach practical skills for managing your own mental health, including Living With Anxiety, Developing Mindfulness and Understanding Depression.

This will complement other services already currently available for University students, such as the Student Wellbeing Service, and for staff, like the Occupational Health Service.

University staff registering on courses should ensure that this doesn't impact on existing workload and teaching commitments.

An Open Day on Tuesday 14 January, 10.00am – 12.00pm is a chance for staff and students to meet SRC trainers and staff, ask any questions, and discover the courses on offer.

Further drop-ins will be available every Tuesday 10.00am – 2.00pm for anyone eligible for the services to come in, ask questions, and book onto courses. Find the College at its new home in the Students' Union building, next to the Co-op shop.

Find out more about the Solent Recovery College.