Workshops

Check out these one-off workshops!!

Depression and Anxiety Awareness workshops


These sessions are not an explanation of what depression or anxiety are. Run with a peer supporter, they provide a safe space to explore how they impact upon us, and what we can do about it. The sessions are informal and aim to improve our understanding so we can build a practical toolbox to help protect ourselves and our recovery journeys. Each course consists of two workshops.

In week one we look at depression and in week two we look at anxiety.

The sessions last 1 ½ hrs.

Oh, and we’re not going to tell you to just have a nice warm bath!


Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW


Starting Wednesday 27th April

10.30-12.00

These workshops will run on a rolling programme, please contact us for more dates.

To enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869

What is Peer Support

What is a peer supporter? How can a Peer Supporter inspire hope? How does the role of a Peer Supporter differ from other Mental Health workers? What does a day in the life of a Peer Supporter look like?

If you want to know more about Peer Support then come along to this informal workshop led by two experienced Peer Supporters. They will pre- sent a short PowerPoint presentation then give you the opportunity to answer any questions you have about the role.

New Springs Church, Fulwell

To enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869


Moving on Tyne and Wear

Moving On Tyne and Wear (MOTW) is a programme which supports people who are out of work due to any type of health issues - physical or mental. Through 1:1 support, tailored to each individual, MOTW help people stabilise personal circumstances, develop confidence, access training and gain employment related skills.

Take part in MOTW’s workshop to find out how to develop the confidence to move forward and explore the idea of entering the working world.

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW


To enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869


Know Your Rights

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS! Do you rent privately in Sunderland? Have housing issues?

Not sure what your rights are? Come to our renters’ rights workshop at Sunderland Recovery College to learn about eviction notices, deposits, repairs, and raise any issues you may have 10.30 – 11.30 Tuesday April 26th, 2022.

Send your questions ahead of time to Kim, Viva or Claire at the Recovery College.

If you need emergency advice, please call Shelter’s free Helpline on 0808 800 4444

Fulwell Community Resource Centre, Fulwell Road, Sunderland, SR69QW

Tuesday 26th April 2022

10.30-11.30

To enrol contact 07717851268 or 07867278562 or 07500551869



Medication Awareness

This informal session aims to look into medication used to treat a number of different mental health conditions.

Medications discussed will include antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilisers exploring some of the following topics; Side effects, what’s available?

Reviewing medication, new vs old - what’s the difference? Switching medication (titration), how long medication takes to work, how dangerous is it to stop without medical advice?

An Easy Guide to CBT, EMDR, & SCM

This is a one hour talk giving a brief introduction to 3 different types of therapy – cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye move- ment desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) and structured clinical management (SCM).

All are commonly offered to clients for a range of problems, but most of us don’t understand them all fully.

This is a part of a new programme of joint talks open to all re- covery college students, staff and CNTW staff alike. It is an intro- ductory talk on these therapies, not an interactive workshop, so you can just turn up and listen without any need to participate. But the facilitator/s will stay around from 4.30 -5pm for anyone who wants to ask any questions.