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An introduction to Recovery, Co-production and the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy

Learn what the Academy is and what is has to offer for the people of Coventry and Warwickshire. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Cook Together Eat Together

Video 1: A step by step guide on how to make Banana & Raisin Oat Biscuits. An easy and tasty recipe than can be prepared and baked in under 30 minutes! Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Video 2: A step by step guide to cooking a vegetable and chickpea curry. It feeds up to 6 people and costs less than £5. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Coping with Caring

Millions of people around the world live with depression. “Living with a black dog” is a guide for partners, carers and sufferers of depression. It advises those living with and caring for people with depression on what to do, what not to do, and where to go for help. “Living with a black dog” is a follow-up to “I had a black dog, his name was depression,” which offers practical advice for coming to terms with and overcoming depression. Both videos were produced by writer and illustrator Matthew Johnstone in collaboration with The world Health Organisation (WHO) and were based on books of the same name. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Coping with Low mood & Depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don't know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognising depression and seeking help is the first and most critical move towards recovery. If you or someone you know lives with depression or low mood, CW minds 5 week ‘coping with depression and low mood’ course may be something you want to consider. To see course dates check out the “enrol” tab above.

Escape through Art

Abbie from Escape Arts reminds us that an important part of self-care during lockdown is doing things we love. A wellbeing box is a box where you keep as many different activities in as you want, so when things get difficult and overwhelming, you can turn to the box for support. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Abbie from Escape Arts is showing us how to manage our stress and worries with her stress bucket! Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Food & Mood

8 useful hints and tips about how food can impact your mood. This short video gives some useful ideas you may want to consider. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Introduction to Mindfulness

A mindful approach to wellbeing: A short video created by Coventry and Warwickshire mind; introducing the power of being mindful and how this can positively impact your wellbeing. The video contains some useful tips of how to be more mindful. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Mental Wellbeing in Pregnancy

This video has been created by “Perinatal positivity” and is a nice introduction of how pregnancy can impact your mental health. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

NEW: Worry Management

A bite size useful strategy for worry by CW mind. Please note: we support this video but not subsequent videos that may follow on you tube.

A great short video by CW mind on a useful worry management tool. Please note: We reccomend this video but no others that may follow on youtube.

ONLINE COURSE: Zoom Introduction

Some of our Academy courses are now hosted online via a platform called Zoom. Joining a Zoom meeting is quick and easy! Discover the options for joining meetings based on your requirements and to ensure the best meeting experience possible. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: 5 ways to wellbeing during self isolation

You might feel anxious, stressed or frustrated during these unsettling times. That's where the five ways to can help. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Anxiety Management STOP technique

This 3 minute video introduces a useful and well used anxiety management tool ‘STOP’ that you can use at any time throughout the day. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Behavioural Activation - Managing what we do in our day

Behavioural Activation is the professional terminology for "the activities we do in our day". This video highlights some really useful tips of how we can balance all the different type of activities we may do to help us feel mentally and emotionally well. This video was created by the Coventry and Warwickshire IAPT services. Their contact details are at the end of the video if you feel they could help you at this time. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Breathing exercise for inner calm

A quick 3 minute video with one of the most impactful tools we can use for inner calm when our physiological responses to stress, anxiety and worry are triggered. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: COVID-19 Anxiety Management

COVID-19 has been thrust upon us and our lives are currently uncertain and changing rapidly. For many of us this has caused anxiety or increased our anxiety. This video is designed to give you some hints and tips to support you and your anxiety during this time, in a calm and soothing way. So, find a quiet space, sit back with a nice drink, a pad of paper and pen at the ready to jot down ideas, and take this 12 minutes to immerse yourself, slow down and find some calm. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Healthy Behaviours

A simple 3 minute video detailing 3 top tips for healthy behaviours that are known to boost us physically and psychologically. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Positive Mental Health During COVID19

A short Video from our IAPT Colleagues explaining about worry and how to keep a positive Mental Health during these unprecedented times. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: The 'ART' of Relaxation

This workshop will give you a good introduction to Arty-Folks and how you can use art to de-stress and improve your mental wellbeing. This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Tips for relaxation

8 Tips on Relaxation Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

ONLINE VIDEO: Yoga for beginners to help Anxiety & Depression

You may have heard that Yoga is good for your mental health and either don't know where to start or would like to know more about it. This first class focuses on safety in a yoga class and tools to reduce anxiety. Designed by Psychotherapist & Yoga teacher, Lorna Evans, who loves nothing more than to share knowledge about how Yoga can make us feel good and how we can use the tools of Yoga to manage anxiety, depression, stress and keep a super positive mindset. This yoga is for everybody, from absolute beginners, to people with an interest in taking positive action to understand more about yoga & movement to reduce anxiety, depression, stress and stay well.Your teacher, Lorna Evans is a Psychotherapist & Yoga Teacher registered with UKCP & BACP, Lorna is passionate about raising Positive awareness of the Science behind Yoga, Breath and Movement at tools for anxiety & depression, in a safe and positive environment. This video was shared by recovery college colleagues in Newcastle - https://www.recoverycoco.com/resources. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Recognising & Managing Stress and Building Resilience

This short video is a bitesize introduction with quick reminders of how we can respond to stress and sustain our resilience to access our best selves when it feels difficult. The Recovery Academy has a full day course on offer to take your learning further. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.

Sleep Problems

Quick sleep tips from the sleep council. Please note: while we recommend this video we do not recommend any subsequent videos that may follow on you tube.

Suicide Awareness and becoming a Listening Mate

Please Visit: www.zerosuicidealliance.com to find a free 20 minute training package. The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all. The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.

The Environment and Me

This is Jess's story with 'The Environment and Me project'. Please note: This video is played Via YouTube. The recovery and wellbeing Academy support the video specified but does not recommend any further videos that may subsequently follow.