Eolas Course

For the last eight weeks here in New Horizon participants took part in a course on Mental Health Recovery.  Information was provided on all aspects of recovery.  The programme was for people diagnosed with either schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.  Roisin (a social worker) was our facilitator along with Judith who co-facilitated.  The different topics discussed were

  • An introduction to Eolas
  • Medication
  • Recovery
  • Maintaining Wellness
  • Challenging Stigma

There was also a Psychiatrist guest speaker for one of the sessions.  There was so much information to take in.  I feel I have learned more about my Mental Health.  Half way through each session we would take a break for tea and biscuits.  On completion of the eight weeks we all received a certificate.  We also received an Eolas Booklet with Mental Health information.  Some of the other participants made a cake for us for the certificates presentation. I’m really glad I did the course.

Ray

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