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LIFE Recovery

Fri, 2019-04-12 14:43 -- Administrator

The LIFE Course
The LIFE course seeks to help clients who are in recovery to develop resilience through the development of practical life skills. The course aims to increase self-care, improve mental well-being, develop healthy relationships and help clients take steps towards sustainable independent living with meaningful activity.
Apply online or download an application form to register for the course. 
Or, if you're referring someone, complete a risk assessment form online  or download one here.

What we do
The course contains four modules, each one lasting two weeks. The modules run on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 1.30pm - 3.30pm.
  • Module 1: Self Care
    • 'Starting Well' 4th Oct
    • 'Hierarchy of Needs' 8th Oct
    • 'Food and Nutrition' 11th Oct
    • 'Exercise and Relaxation' 15th Oct
    • 'Sleep' 18th Oct
  • Social 22nd Oct
  • Module 2: Mind Matters
    • 'Stress and Anxiety' 25th Oct
    • 'Healthy Thinking' 29th Oct
    • 'Assertiveness' 1st Nov
    • 'Goal Setting' 5th Nov
  • Social 8th Nov
  • Module 3: Healthy Relations0hips
    • 'Safe People' 12th Nov
    • 'Communication' 15th Nov
    • 'Anger and Grief' 19th Nov
    • 'Personality' 22nd Nov
  • Social 26th Nov
  • Module 4: Life Management
    • 'Time Management' 29th Nov
    • 'Volunteering' 3rd Dec
    • 'Budgeting' 6th Dec
    • 'Forms and Filing' 10th Dec
    • 'Ending well' 13th Dec
  • Social 17th Dec

The course is an abstinence-focused life skills programme aimed at adults (ages 25+) who are in early recovery and have completed a treatment programme. We will accept those who are reducing on a script.

This course is for those who:

  • lack confidence and life skills
  • have been homeless
  • have been in active addiction
  • suffer from mental health problems
  • have a criminal record
  • have been long term under-employed

BUT who want to make life changes and improve their lives.

Essential Information

  • Each module supports a maximum class size of 12 and is offered free of charge.
  • Students are expected to attend the whole course; they cannot pick and choose sessions or modules.
  • Students will need to enrol before the course starts; it is important that a group begins and completes the course together, so students cannot join half way through.
  • Students can self refer although it is preferred that your application is supported by a referral.
  • The next course will run from October to December (2019).

Applicants: Apply online or download an application form to register for the course.

Referrers: Complete a risk assessment form online  or download one here.

LIFE Recovery Groups

Find out more about volunteering with Life Recovery here.

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Contact: Stuart Leitch, Life Recovery Manager
Tel. 0755 7056 462, Email: