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Ty Catrin Recovery College Prospectus

“Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may not remember. Involve me and I’ll understand.” - Native American saying.

Our Recovery College courses at Ty Catrin offer our patients the opportunity to build skills in self-management, communication, team working, emotional intelligence and problem solving. Read on to discover how we can help you in your recovery journey, and how you can help others in their recovery journey.

Recovery College at Ty Catrin

Our Recovery College courses and workshops have been designed with the expectation that many of our patients may be nervous, worried, or have difficulty concentrating.

For every course and workshop there are two trainers, one of whom may be a peer trainer who has direct life experience of recovery. The other will be a practitioner trainer, for example a psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist, registered nurse or healthcare worker, who are experienced in supporting the individuals who use our services.

Both trainers will work closely with all Recovery College participants, guiding them through the course/workshop, and helping them to feel confident and relaxed throughout the process.

Ty Catrin Recovery College courses

We offer the following courses as part of our Recovery College at Ty Catrin:


  • Cookery
  • Lifestyle skills
  • Maintaining your personal space

Developing life skills

  • Keeping calm – relaxation in everyday life


  • Accredited education opportunities
  • Voluntary work


  • Horticulture
  • Jewellery making

Ty Catrin Recovery College term times

Our Recovery College term times for 2018-2019 are as follows:

  • 22nd October 2018 – 11th January 2019
  • 22nd January 2019 – 13th April 2019
  • 23rd April 2019 – 13th July 2019
  • 23rd July 2019 – 12th October 2019

Recovery College frequently asked questions

How do I find a course?

All of our courses and workshops are detailed in this prospectus. For more information, you can access our dedicated leaflet.

How do I enrol onto a course?

Please talk to a member of our occupational therapy team, or your primary nurse.

Why is the course that I want in the prospectus but not in the timetable?

We are not always able to offer every course and workshop each term, although we do our best. This is because of a difference in local demand or trainer availability. It is always helpful to us to know if you are keen that a certain course should run.

What do I do if I need further information about a course?

We are always happy to talk to you regarding any further information you need. Speak to a member of the occupational therapy team, or your primary nurse.

How much do courses cost?

Our courses are free of charge.

What we believe in

Our Recovery College courses are underpinned by Priory Group’s core purpose and behaviours:

  • Putting people first - we put the needs of our service users above all else
  • Being supportive - we support our colleagues, our service users and their families when they need us most
  • Acting with integrity - we are honest, transparent and decent. We treat each other with respect
  • Striving for excellence- for over 140 years, we have been trusted by our service users with their care. We take this trust seriously and constantly strive to improve the services we provide
  • Being positive – we see the best in our service users and each other, and we strive to get things done. We never give up and we learn from our mistakes


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Ty Catrin
Dyfrig Road
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Telephone 02920 556 300
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