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What is a Recovery College?

It is a college where patients and staff plan courses that can be run together. The aim is for the patients to lead the course and take ownership of delivering it effectively.

The courses are designed to help you to work towards and focus on the ‘recovery process’.

What is recovery?

Recovery is the process by which you achieve a quality and meaningful life, whether this is with or without the symptoms of a mental health condition.

It helps you to learn about yourself and your own ways of coping, in order to take steps towards a ‘life worth living’.

How does the Recovery College work?

Patients and staff have worked together to write and design the prospectus and courses. Patients also designed the logo!

How to be part of the Recovery College

We hold monthly Recovery College working party meetings in the games room at St John’s House.

This is where new course ideas are discussed and planned, so please come along and join in. Patients from all wards are welcome to attend these meetings.

Expectations/ground rules for the meetings:

  • Be kind to one another
  • Respect one another
  • Take turns
  • Work with others/be part of a team
  • Ask for support if needed
  • Focus on the task in hand

If you cannot attend a course but are interested in being involved or taking part, please let us know and we can look into other options for you.

It is important to remember that if you wish to run and lead a course, you need to be as committed as possible to plan and prepare resources, and to deliver the full course to others.

Recovery College working group meeting for 2019

The dates for the 2019 working party meetings are below:

  • Friday 18th January
  • Friday 15th February
  • Friday 15th March – all sites
  • Friday 26th April
  • Friday 17th May
  • Friday 14th June – all sites
  • Friday 19th July
  • Friday 16th August
  • Friday 20th September – all sites
  • Friday 18th October
  • Friday 15th November
  • Friday 13th December – all sites

Recovery College courses

The following are Recovery College courses that have previously been offered at Burston House and St John’s House.

Life Skills Courses
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Health and Wellbeing courses
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Practical Skills Courses
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Suggested Recovery College courses

Suggested Recovery College courses for the future include:

  • Budgeting/money management
  • Basic money skills
  • Telling the time
  • Public transport
  • Daily living skills
  • Health and fitness
  • First aid

Our values

These are our values. What we believe in. What you can count on.

  • Taking quality to the highest level
  • Working together
  • Caring safely
  • Uncompromising integrity
  • Valuing people

For more information on our Recovery College courses, and to gain access to our course feedback and suggestion form, you can download a copy of our detailed prospectus.

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