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Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

By Calderdale & Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

We love talking with people who have a lived experience of mental distress and have found hope and support in our College. We learn about saying well and how to have a life worth living despite of ill health and mental health struggles. Listen to our podcasts to be inspired and challenged! Putting our leaners and volunteers voices out there!

Discover 2020:
Exploring issues of mental health throughout the lockdowns of 2020 and beyond. Oral histories project of interviews of people who have a lived experience of mental health and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected them
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Discover 2020: Michael and Gary - Full Interview 29 mins

Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing CollegeMar 22, 2021

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Daniel explains why the Recovery & Wellbeing College changed his life (5 mins)

Daniel explains why the Recovery & Wellbeing College changed his life (5 mins)

This is a 5 minute abstract of a podcast with Daniel and the Principal of the College and Matt

Powerful and life affirming! Daniel offers real hope to people who find themselves in a difficult place.

Sep 27, 202205:28
Learner and volunteer Daniel shares his experience of the Recovery & Wellbeing College (24 mins)

Learner and volunteer Daniel shares his experience of the Recovery & Wellbeing College (24 mins)

A conversation with Daniel and Matt (Principal of the College). Daniel shares his story of recovery and why the Recovery and Wellbeing College has been crucial to this.  

"As far as I'm concerned it's nice to be able to have the opportunity to do this and share my experience of the recovery college and what impact it's had on my life because it's literally changed the direction of my life and how I view myself and feel about myself. It's been a long journey but I'm very grateful for it and I'd just like to share my experiences."

 "There'll be a lot of you out there who perhaps kind of feel lost and don't know where you're going or you have no direction are you looking for some guidance and some support well I can tell you first hand that the Recovery  College is certainly the place to go!"

"The Recovery college is a safe place it's a place of challenge and learning and progression but it's also a place of empathy and compassion you do that journey with other people"

Jun 29, 202223:43
Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories: Rob Webster CEO SWYPFT NHS Trust March 2021

Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories: Rob Webster CEO SWYPFT NHS Trust March 2021

Being responsible for thousands of NHS workers and hundreds of Patients with mental health problems was a giant challenge for the then Chief Executive Rob Webster during the Pandemic Lockdowns.

Rob talks honestly to Gary, Tony and Michael about his personal situation, which clearly was not easy, balanced against the demands of work where his personal responsibility was for looking after those most disadvantaged and affected by the pandemic. His experience is personal. But it is also human, positive and hopeful in the context of personal and professional challenge.

Listen to his story of how he managed his life and work when he was interviewed back in March 2021.

Sep 29, 202117:54
Full introduction to Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories

Full introduction to Discover 2020: Pandemic Stories

Find out from the the people involved in Discover 2020 project what this project is all about. Full of insights, discussion and learning from the  stories and the experiences of others and themselves in lockdown! Focusing on the affects of mental health and wellbeing.

Interviewed by Matt Ellis - Principal of Calderdale and Kirklees Recovery and Wellbeing College

Gary, Michael and Tony - 3 volunteers trained as Oral Historians give an account of why they feel this is important work

Supported by Maria Ineson project co-ordinator - Wakefield Mental Health Museum



Mar 23, 202132:36
Discover 2020: Carrie talks to Michael - Full Interview 24 mins

Discover 2020: Carrie talks to Michael - Full Interview 24 mins

18 weeks in, Michael and Carrie look back on the early days of lockdown as a time of peace and quiet.

Mar 22, 202123:52
Discover 2020: Sara talks to Michael- Full Interview 12mins

Discover 2020: Sara talks to Michael- Full Interview 12mins

After 16 weeks of living with the pandemic, Sara talks to Michael about the benefits of volunteering in lockdown, delivering an online course for the Recovery College

Mar 22, 202112:32
Discover 2020: Tony talks to Gary - Full Interview 16mins

Discover 2020: Tony talks to Gary - Full Interview 16mins

Fifteen weeks into lockdown and we're looking forward to the lifting of restrictions. Thinking the worst is over, Tony reflects on the impact it's all had on his mental health.

Mar 22, 202116:03
Discover 2020: Michael and Gary - Full Interview 29 mins

Discover 2020: Michael and Gary - Full Interview 29 mins

Twelve weeks after lockdown began, and Michael and Gary ponder the question - has lockdown changed the way you view things?

Mar 22, 202128:22
Discover 2020: Carrie - Short Interview 4mins

Discover 2020: Carrie - Short Interview 4mins

It's now 18 weeks since the world changed and Carrie reflects on the impact of not being able to work, missing her family and the power of a good cry.

Mar 22, 202104:17
Discover 2020: Carrie - Short Interview 2 mins

Discover 2020: Carrie - Short Interview 2 mins

18 weeks in, Michael and Carrie look back on the early days of lockdown as a time of peace and quiet.

Mar 22, 202101:43
Discover 2020: Sara Interview short version - 3 mins

Discover 2020: Sara Interview short version - 3 mins

After 16 weeks of living with the pandemic, Sara talks to Michael about the benefits of volunteering in lockdown and what is was like delivering an online course for the Recovery College.

Mar 22, 202102:56
Discover 2020: Gary - Full Interview 21mins

Discover 2020: Gary - Full Interview 21mins

Lockdown began on 23 March 2021. This interview was recorded seven weeks later when Gary tells Michael how he's coping with this bizarre new situation.

Mar 19, 202121:17
Discover 2020: Tony - Interview with 8 mins

Discover 2020: Tony - Interview with 8 mins

Fifteen weeks into lockdown and we're looking forward to the lifting of restrictions. Thinking the worst is over, Tony reflects on the impact it's all had on his mental health.

Mar 18, 202108:20
Discover 2020: Michael & Gary discuss 2mins

Discover 2020: Michael & Gary discuss 2mins

Exploring issues of mental health throughout the lockdowns of 2020 and beyond. Oral histories project of interviews of people who have a lived experience of mental health and how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected them

Mar 15, 202102:18
 Discover 2020: Gary - Interview 4 min

Discover 2020: Gary - Interview 4 min

Lockdown begins on 23 March. This interview was recorded seven weeks later when Gary tells Michael how he's coping with this bizarre new situation.

Mar 08, 202103:49