Involvement, Recovery and Wellness Centre

Welcome to the Involvement, Recovery and Wellness Centre (IRWC). This name was chosen by the users of the service to represent the wider provision that the service provides. Such as; assistance with involvement and volunteering opportunities within the centres and wider public, as well as the facilitation of one to one and group educational sessions to aid feelings of wellbeing, recovery, independence and control. 

All the workshops facilitated within the centres follow an adult education model and aim to deliver a curriculum which contains responsive recovery focused workshops. All our workshops, and workbooks, where possible have been co-produced and co-delivered by people who have lived experience of mental and physical health conditions together with partnerships within CWP and our local community.

Please note: Unfortunately due to COVID-19 outbreak all courses are currently on hold. Please check our Twitter page Involvement, Recovery and Wellness Centre (@CWP_IRWC) | Twitter for updates.

In direct response to the current COVID-19 situation, the Involvement, Recovery and Wellness Centre has developed a YouTube channel IRWC Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust - YouTube where you will find helpful self-management strategies and distractions that you can practice at home. Alongside this we have developed a range of workbooks that you can access and work through at your own pace.

Our Courses And Workshops Explained …

  • Self-care and Self-management

    In these courses you will learn self-care techniques and how general lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of many mental health problems. They may also help prevent some problems from developing or getting worse.

    Please find a selection of workbooks below: 

    Anxiety Management

    Calm yourself with Mindfulness

    Understanding and Managing Anger

    Understanding and Managing Anger for young teens

    WRAP

    Looking after yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic

     

  • Expert Patient Programme

    This programme is tailored to the needs of adults living with long-term physical or mental health condition(s) and their carers. It focuses on self-management techniques which are designed to help people improve their quality of life and take control over personal situations and experiences. Subjects that are discussed include managing low mood, relaxation, planning for the future, problem-solving, and developing improved communication skills.

    You can find out more here

  • Physical Wellbeing

    These courses explore holistic health and highlight the vital link between physical health and mental wellbeing. Physical wellbeing involves exercising, good nutrition and of course making healthy lifestyle choices and the courses in this section cover these topics.

    Check out our YouTube channel IRWC Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust - YouTube for exercises you can carry out at home.

  • Taking Back Control

    These courses aim to give you information and understanding to make   decisions and choices that affect your care and wellbeing. They cover things like how we can make advance decisions to influence future care.

    Please find below a workbook about Relapse Prevention and also our Advance Statement.

    Relapse Prevention

    Advance Statement

  • Rebuilding Your Life

    These workshops are designed to help you in your journey of moving forward and looking to the future.

  • Developing Skills and Interests

    These courses aim to develop your skills, interests and confidence, whether it is learning new craft skills, joining in a reading group or volunteering in the community. These skills could potentially help improve your employment or educational opportunities in the future.  They will help you to accomplish your ambitions and reach your full potential or offer support from a position of real understanding. Check out our YouTube channel IRWC Cheshire & Wirral NHS Foundation Trust - YouTube for tutorials on new crafts you can learn.

    Click the link here for a children's activity pack.

 

Please download our latest prospectus, which runs from April to August 2020.

To download our Mindfulness CD, click here.

We also recommend the NHS Self Care Toolkit.

Click here to access an Enrolment Form.

Telephone number

01625 505647 (Macclesfield)

Email address

cwp.involve-and-recover@nhs.net

How to find us


Delamere Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

Jocelyn Solly Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

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