Recovery in Focus – Online
Produced in partnership with Positive Focus, this session will look at the merits of photography as a tool for maintaining well being. Photography as a hobby can help those who suffer from anxiety and depression, experience the peaceful beauty of creation. All aspects of photography can help separate you from common modern day thoughts, helping to focus and meditate on the peaceful harmony that exists in photography. Although it is nice to just visit a park or other recreational area, photography forces an individual to narrow his or her thoughts on a specific subject while blocking all else out . This forum has been developed in recognition of International Men’s Day.
The course will last one hour and will run on Thursday 19th of November at 1:30pm . The session will be run via Microsoft Teams.
Positive Focus is a non profit community group constituted in 2018 where the majority of our supporters including our committee have related experience with mental health. Our core work is to support those who suffer and have suffered from mental health issues. We also provide support for carers in the same field by giving respite in the form of project courses and quality events. Based in Chorley, we serve those with issues such as depression, anxiety and isolation throughout the Lancashire area. We have grown from a group of photographers and professionals finding that our skills can make a difference in using photography as a platform to enhance one’s quality of life. Photography has been proven as a substantial aid in taking the mind to a better place with the narrative of expressing and handling one’s feelings. By separating everyday events, looking through a looking glass and capturing the wonder and splendour the world has to offer, the imagination and use of this long standing hobby can assist people to take respite from depressing thoughts. It can also lift confidence by being involved with people socially. We have the skills required and are here to help.
Lancashire Recovery College provides a learning service that works alongside experts by experience and professionals by experience, to co-produce courses that enhance wellbeing and social opportunities in your community.
This co-produced course has been developed and will be delivered alongside people who truly understand and can share their lived experience. We believe this approach captures the true values of recovery Hope, Opportunity and Control.
*This course is run online through Microsoft Teams. There is no requirement to have Teams pre-loaded onto your device as this should download automatically when you click on the link provided. Further instructions on how to join a teams meeting will be provided in your confirmation e-mail*
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All of our courses are available to anyone over 18, please get in touch with us if you would like to attend courses and you are younger than 18, we may have other opportunities available in the near future.
Who is the course available too?
The course is available to anybody who lives or works in the Lancashire & South Cumbria area.
What will I need?
You will need a PC, laptop, tablet or phone with a camera.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can contact us on Recovery.College@LancashireCare.nhs.uk
Or call on 01772 695 365