Course timetable

Posted: 10 March 2020

Insomnia is a gift for me

When she can’t sleep, Shelley writes. For her, insomnia is a gift.

My daughter drew this picture of me. I am wearing a beanie and a jumper that my mum knitted.

Posted: 23 January 2020

For me, creativity is knitting

For Shelley, knitting is a way she expresses herself.

Posted: 2 September 2019

A healing soundtrack

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Posted: 27 August 2019

Jesse’s top three reasons why mindfulness

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Posted: 26 August 2019

Olivia: an awesome OT shares her passion for connecting mental health and 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 and 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: 9 July 2019

Mark & making sense of your senses

Mark tells us about his experience of Making Sense of your Senses. I did the Making Sense of your Senses course because I really wanted to do It after talking to Ash about it because she’d done the course a few months before. I didn’t really know exactly what it was, like I’d made some

Posted: 8 July 2019

Finding creativity in Sam’s garden

Coproducing and facilitating the ‘What is Creativity?’ course allowed me to explore how I use creativity in my daily life and the value that creativity adds to my wellbeing. My most creative outlet is my garden. For me, my garden allows me the space to process my day, work with my hands and have a

Posted: 1 July 2019

Bianca & the joy of finding her creative self

I’m not creative! was a story Bianca used to tell herself but we sat & had a chat with her about how she found the space to explore what creativity is & what it brings to her life & wellbeing. dc: So Bianca, what is creativity? Bianca: Ha! That’s a big one to start with!

Posted: 11 June 2019

Winnie & being a human

Winnie wears many hats; clinician, facilitator & above all human. We sat & had a chat with her about her perspective on the ripple effect, focus on the family & what it is like to facilitate a discovery college course. dc: If you could describe dc in one sentence, what would you say? Winnie: That

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