First piloted in Roscommon in 2019, the Discovery College aims to promote positive mental health and wellbeing in young people, facilitating prevention and early intervention.
It introduces a new recovery-focused way of learning where workshops are created and facilitated by young people who have lived experience of mental health difficulties, family members of those who use the services, and mental health professionals.
All aspects of the Discovery College take place in a relaxed peer-supported environment where everyone is equal and all contributions are respected. As the workshops promote group interaction, participants learn not only from the facilitators, but also from each other.
The workshops cater to two age categories: 14-17 years and 18-25 years.
Details of the summer semester workshops are in the accompanying visual. To find out more call in to the Information and Registration event which will take place in Roscommon Town Library on May 19 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and is open to all.