Recovery and Resilience

Recovery and Resilience

Everyone working in, using or supporting someone who uses mental health services should be aware of recovery. This one day, experiential, workshop offers an opportunity to discuss and reflect on current recovery practice both locally and nationally.

Entry and Admissions

Ancillary Award:



Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Full day


School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Monday 22nd February 2016, 9.30am – 4.00pm

Entry Requirements:
The workshop is aimed at all practitioners in mental health services. It will be of particular interest to professionally qualified workers such as AMHPs, social workers and nurses. The training will count towards CPD and registration requirement.

Course Content

Course Outline:
The workshop aims to develop and update participants’ knowledge and skills whilst ensuring that continuing professional and personal development needs are met.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Academic Expertise

This workshop will be led by Karen Machin. Karen Machin works freelance in mental health from a perspective of lived experience. She has delivered training for clients including the ImROC programme, the Institute of Mental Health in Nottingham, and Time to Change.

The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Julie Ridley, a Reader in Applied Social Sciences in the School of Social Work, who has researched mental health law implementation, compulsion and independent advocacy.

Dr Julie Ridley can be contacted by telephone (01772) 893402 or email


Learning outcome & aims

This day will enable you to:

  • Clarify your understanding of recovery and evaluate current debates;
  • Use a recovery planning tool
  • Consider recovery in relation to a range of audiences;
  • Reflect on recovery in the context of compulsory care;
  • Develop a personal action plan.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.


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From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

£75 (catering and car parking are not provided) 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

For more information or to request a booking form please email or call 01772 894361 

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