Recovery College

What is Recovery?

Recovery is a personal journey. It is about having a meaningful and satisfying life. Recovery is using your skills and talents to become all you want to be and do all you want to do!

courseprogramme2016*Our Recovery College Course Programme is available to download.

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” (Thomas Edison)

What is the Recovery College?

We are not a school or a college in the traditional sense of the word! There are no exams or difficult assessments! We provide a variety of courses for people who use services, care for someone who does, or work in services. Our courses are designed to be enjoyable, friendly and informal.

The Recovery College has been developed to support people in recognising and making the most of their talents and resources in becoming experts in self care – in dealing with the mental health challenges people experience, and to do the things that people want to do in life.

What are the aims of our Recovery College
The Recovery College aims to support people to deal with their experience of mental health challenges in a positive way. Or wide range of recovery focused educational courses and resources enable individuals to recognise their hopes, talents and attributes to move forward to achieving the things they want in life.

The Recovery College is friendly and welcoming and available to everyone whether you have lived experience, or are a friend, family member, loved one of colleague of someone with such experience. Our courses and activities are co-produced and co-delivered wherever possible by people with lived experience of mental health challenges.

There will be a small charge (to see the price list click here) towards the cost of the courses and activities which will be explained to you once you meet your tutor.

What do we offer? Follow the links to find out more…

  1. Rebuilding your life – Courses to help you develop positive lifestyles and choices.
  2. One to One Service
  3. Developing Skills – Activity Groups to improve your wellbeing.
  4. WEA courses
  5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Entry Requirements

There are no formal “entry requirements” but people do need to meet with one of the Recovery College tutors for a one-to-one before booking on a course. People do not need to commit to attending a set number of course – people can book for as many or as few as is right for them. When your courses are agreed you will be allocated a personal tutor who will be there to support you through college and on into the future.

Please visit our registration page to find out how you can access our Recovery College.

If you need to speak to a member of staff, please contact us on:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01752 512280

Plymouth & District Mind Recovery College acknowledges support from Plymouth City Council, the Big Lottery Fund, and the WEA.







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