Compass Recovery College – Free mental health and wellbeing workshops

News from: Compass Recovery College

Compass Recovery College offer free mental health and wellbeing workshops for everyone over the age of 18 in Reading. Whether you’re looking to develop your knowledge and skills in self-management, you are supporting someone with mental health-related challenges, or you work in mental health services, Compass are delighted to welcome you on a learning journey. They offer a wide range of workshops that are an educational route to recovery from mental health challenges and increasing positive wellbeing. You don’t need a referral from a clinician or service to enrol. As a participant, you can choose which workshops interest you or suit your needs.

Drop in Information and Registration sessions are now on the ground floor of Broad Street Mall. These take place on the first Tuesday of every month: Tuesday 6 September and 4 October, 13:00-15:00. Come by to chat to the team, discuss your interests and register for workshops if you would like to.

You can register for free via the website at

Compass will be running the following workshops (and more) in September. Make sure you check out the prospectus and schedule.

YOGA: Wednesdays 7 and 21 September, 13:00-14:00, Reading Central Library
This active yoga practice includes functional movement and stretching to give our bodies the best possible chance to feel good. Staying active makes us feel good and has positive links to improving wellbeing. These sessions will include yoga movements with supported mindful breathing practices. They will offer an upbeat flow, which combines standing postures and some restorative postures. This practice will challenge our minds and bodies, leaving us feeling balanced and restored.

Wellbeing Welcome: Wednesday 14 September, 12:00-13:30, Reading Central Library
This workshop serves as an introduction to Compass Recovery College and is a good place to start if you are completely new to the organisation. We will look at what recovery means in the context of mental health challenges, strategies for improving your personal wellbeing and how Compass can support you in your recovery journey.

Improving Resilience & Motivation: Wednesday 12 October, 12:00-13:00, Reading Central Library
Navigating and recovering from challenges throughout our lives can be difficult. Being resilient and staying motivated is an important part of our personal growth and gives the us confidence to face challenges. In this workshop, we’ll discuss the positive impact that building resilience and motivation can have on our wellbeing. We will look into how we can create new behaviours and competencies, to create a sense of control over our lives, by making use of our strengths.

To register and to find out about the range of free sessions that Compass offer phone on 01189 373945 or email:

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