Here at the Recovery College we are trying to come up with new and innovative ways that we can stay in touch with our Students and the wider community.

In late March, we were delighted to announce the release of The (first ever) Oxfordshire Recovery College Podcast!

Click here to listen to our Podcast:

We welcome all feedback and if you have any suggestions for future episodes or ways you are looking after your own wellbeing or any other suggestions then please get in touch. If you are enjoying these podcast please feel free to share with others and helps us spread the word!

You can also find our podcast available on Spotify, Apple and Google podcasts, just type in the words ‘Oxfordshire Recovery College’ to find us

Happy listening!

Series 2

S2, Episode 5: Spirituality and Mental Health

Our last podcast in Series 2 focuses on the subject of Spirituality and Mental Health, looking at Spirituality in the round from both a religious and non-religious perspective. This weeks’ guests on the podcast approach the subject from a personal viewpoint, on how spirituality has had an impact on their lives in general, as well as on their mental health in particular. Click here to listen on Anchor FM: Episode 5 – Spirituality and Mental Health

S2, Episode 4: Running on Oxford Time

This podcast starts by pondering on the psychology of lateness, but turns into a podcast about making the most out of everyday life, and introduces listeners to the joys of bullet journalling. Click here to listen on Anchor FM: Episode 4 – Running on Oxford time

S2, Episode 3: Train yourself happy

Train yourself happy is our third podcast in Series 2, in which our guests this week explore the relationship between mental health and exercise. Click here to listen on Anchor FM: Episode 3 – Train yourself happy

S2, Episode 2: Life’s simple pleasures

In this podcast we discuss what some of the simple pleasures of life are to us, particularly ones that we might have noticed during the last few months. We also look at how we have each found ways to incorporate some of the Five Ways to Wellbeing into our everyday lives.

Click here to listen on Anchor FM: Episode 2 – Life’s simple pleasures

S2, Episode 1: Hope is the thing with feathers

We’re back with our brand new Series of the Oxfordshire Recovery College Podcast! Episode one, Hope is the thing with feathers, is about how the everyday pleasure of watching birds can increase our sense of hope and wellbeing

To listen to our first episode of Series 2 on Anchor, click here: Episode 1 – Hope is the thing with feathers

Series 1

Episode 5: Sleep

Our fifth and final episode of The ORC Podcast Series 1 focuses on Sleep. We look into how sleep can have both such a positive and negative impact on many functions of the body, as well as our mental Health. As mentioned in the podcast, for those in the Thames Valley area, you can access the brilliant Sleepio app which provides a range of exercises to help you with your sleep:

Episode 4: Cooking (on a budget and basics)

Our fourth episode is slightly extended because we did a podcast from our kitchens! We looked at how to cook during the current lockdown as well as tips on how to cook on a budget. Alongside of this we made a Tuna mousse (souffle to some!) Listen to the podcast to find out the recipe!

This is our hat-trick (3rd) episode of the Oxfordshire Recovery College Podcast. We are joined by three co-hosts, two of whom are students of the College. In this episode we discuss how it feels to have a panic attack, including tips and techniques that can help you with this. This includes an introduction to Mindfulness, which comes onto our second section of this episode in which we are joined by Dr Vernon (Clinical Psychologist) to guide us through a short mindfulness session. 

Episode 2 focuses on those with lived experience of mental health and using this experience positively. Re-capping and adding to our 5 Ways to Wellbeing, and looking at living on your own during this time.

During the Recovery College’s first podcast we cover the Five Ways to Wellbeing, and what we’ve been doing to keep ourselves healthy and maintain our wellbeing during this time. We discuss useful hints and tips for you to try out too, including a simple pasta recipe!