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Site last updated  23/02/21 JS

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Because each life lost

is one too many


In less than 45mins

this FREE online course can give you the skills and confidence to have a life-saving conversation.

Has printable certificate of completion

The Mental Health Forum also

delivers this free Suicide Awareness Training via zoom.

Facilitated by people with actual lived experience of suicidal crisis 

and has an additonal 'Café Conversation' element.

 Express Interest here


Dates every 4-8 weeks

Information here is directly placed by SOUTHERN HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE TRUST

To directly contact the Recovery & Wellness College  or to register online

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Once you have downloaded and explored the Prospectus you can sign up online, by post or by telephone direct with the Recovery College team who can answer your questions..

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for updates and inspiration


CLICK HERE to download your own copy 

of the Recovery & Wellness College's NEW

booklet of Personal stories and expression.


Recovery - My Life, My Way Forward

Edition 2 (launched June 2018)

The college provides an innovative shared learning environment for all persons over the age of 16. The college is at the heart of our trust-wide commitment to Recovery. Recovery means the process through which people find ways to live meaningful lives, with or without the ongoing symptoms of their condition. It is a personal journey of discovery that involves making sense of and finding meaning in what has happened, becoming an expert in your own self-care, building a new sense of self and purpose and discovering your own resourcefulness.


The college courses and workshops are co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, mental health practitioners and carers. Courses and workshops are open to people with lived experience and staff from all services and departments across the Trust in order for everyone to learn from each other. Students are treated as equals and play a role alongside staff running and leading sessions at the college.


The college follows an adult education model and aims to deliver a responsive, peer- led education and training curriculum of Recovery focused courses and workshops. We aim to promote opportunities for the Recovery and social inclusion of people with lived experience of mental health challenges. The college offers a range of courses and workshops that we hope will help you discover and realise your potential, focus on the skills and strengths you have, then explore the choices you have.


We want students to have a say in what works for them, have a voice, be heard, and realise the choices in their Recovery journey. We are constantly developing a curriculum of Recovery courses and workshops for the college and we hope you will find something that interests you


Courses within the Recovery College are free to all participants. The courses however will have limited places available. The Recovery College is open to all – service users, staff, carers and members of the general public. 




                                   The Recovery College Team


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