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Posted: 21 May 2020

some perspectives & practices

Mindfulness looks like a lot of different things for everyone. Maybe it’s for you, maybe it’s not. For Mindful May, Andrew & Bianca wanted to share some of their perspectives & practices around Mindfulness. Check the series out below.  

Posted: 28 April 2020

these spaces might help

discovery college is a learning space & we don’t necessarily offer 1:1 therapeutic support. If anything comes up for you from our convos & you would like to chat with someone some of the services below might be helpful.        

Posted: 20 April 2020

perspectives on self-care

We’re trying something new! Tune into discovery convos Every week we’re inviting different people to share in a conversation about what they have learned about a mental health topic – starting with SELF-CARE. WHEN: Tuesdays LIVE @ 7pm on Instagram and Wednesdays on Youtube WHO IS IT FOR?: It’s for you – maybe you want

Posted: 19 March 2020

Finding what helps in the time of Covid19…

It might all feel a little overwhelming & uncertain at the moment with lots of changes in how we are all moving through our daily lives. It is hard to know what might help & so we thought it might be great to pop lots of ideas & resources in one space here. Ideas from

Posted: 10 March 2020

Insomnia is a gift for me…

These are the diaries I have written in over the years Insomnia is a gift for me. It allows me to write undisturbed in the dead of night. I started diaries for each of my two children, documenting their journeys from conception. They are teenagers now and we are several volumes in. They still love

Posted: 20 February 2020

How I See Creativity

I have always been fascinated about learning and doing creative activities. However, I never really knew if I had enough creativity in me to perform such tasks. While taking the ‘What is Creativity?’ course with Discovery College, my biggest take away was coming to an understanding of what creativity means to me. I learnt that

Posted: 23 January 2020

What is Creativity? For me, it is knitting.

  My daughter drew this picture of me. I am wearing a beanie and a jumper that my mum knitted. Knitting is a tradition in my family. My Grandmother first taught me to knit when I was six years old. I grew up wearing hand knits, lovingly crafted by my mum and both grandmothers. My

Posted: 1 October 2019

What is a Diagnosis? Perspectives from the Panel

What is a diagnosis? What is your view about it? Does it work for you? What value does it have? Is diagnosis necessary? Can you say no to a diagnosis? What impact does it have? How do you share a diagnosis with someone? How do we talk about diagnosis? What is the future of diagnosis?

Posted: 23 September 2019

Opening Up about Self-harm

Self-harm can feel like an overwhelming and complex topic, and can sometimes be difficult to talk and open up about. Below you will find articles, videos and stories to explore different views and understandings about self-harm. Some will explore the different ways in which people view self-harm, others are the stories of people who have

Posted: 10 September 2019

What to Expect from Making Sense of your Senses!

Don’t know what to expect from our ‘Making Sense of your Senses’ course? Read on to find out what Rick has to say about his experience. “I had always thought that stress levels in people stemmed from emotional and cognitive loads, but the session helped me realise that people’s levels of stress could be an

Posted: 2 September 2019

A healing soundtrack

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Posted: 27 August 2019

Why Mindfulness? Jesse tells us their 3 top reasons…

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Posted: 26 August 2019

Olivia: An awesome OT shares her passion for connecting mental health & sensory work

dc:  How would you describe sensory work? Olivia: There’s lots of different terms for it – sensory modulation, sensory strategies, sensory whatever (Ha!). It’s so broad and can be used in so many ways.   dc:  For someone who might not quite understand, what is an example of a sensory strategy? Olivia: A strategy could

Posted: 23 August 2019

Anne & the power of connection

dc: What do you think makes our courses different in mental health? Anne: The depth that goes into the preparation and planning of these course is very impressive. I could tell you that it’s highly professional but it is also that when you come along to a course, the course embraces you. You feel comfortable,

Posted: 21 August 2019

Perspectives on medication

We’ve got a course – What is it About Medication? – which tries and looks at all the different perspectives and experiences to do with taking medication for mental health.  Take it. Don’t take it. Take it for awhile and then slowly come off. Meditate instead of medicate. Listen to one doctor. Listen to another.

Posted: 20 August 2019

Leaping into mindful conversations with Lucy

When I was asked to co-facilitate a mindfulness course at discovery college, I didn’t even know how to envision it. What does discovery college even mean? Is it a group of people talking about feelings or is it a prestigious university? And am I even qualified to talk about mindfulness when the attendees probably know

Posted: 6 August 2019

What is a Wellness plan?

Sometimes as humans we feel vulnerable. This can bring up challenges for us that make us feel really uncomfortable or feel a bit distressed, maybe?” The Wellness Plan is simply an opportunity for people to think about what might be of value to them in work & life. Regardless of who you are, your position


Sam & mindful baking

Stirring up some self care with Sam As a clinical psychologist at headspace, people often ask what I do for self-care, particularly during really stressful times. Well, one thing I do is bake. It is only fitting that ‘desserts’ is ‘stressed’ spelled backwards! The step-by-step process of baking and, of course, people enjoying the end

Posted: 1 August 2019

Danny on the dc difference: experience, sharing & hope

Sometimes, the start of a journey can be quite confusing & I wonder how a course at discovery college could be helpful & shift the trajectory for someone’s lived or professional journey. dc: Danny, you have been a champion for discovery college from the very beginning, from your perspective, what value do you see in

Posted: 9 July 2019

Lucy & the value of vulnerability

Lucy shares with us what it felt like to share her experience of psychosis with the community. “When I first found myself in a place where I could say ‘I feel recovered’ I had a strong gut feeling I guess more than anything to help other people that were in my position, or a similar

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