What is a Recovery College?
A Recovery College uses an educational approach to help people recognise and develop their personal resourcefulness and awareness in order to become experts in their own self-care, make informed choices and do the things they want to in life. The Southern Trust Recovery College gives people the opportunity to learn together, to share experiences and knowledge and to participate in classes and workshops, not as a patient, carer or a member of trust staff, but simply as a student.
The aims of the Recovery College
- Enable people to take back control of their lives
- Use the courses as a route to recovery
- Enable people to have hope and share their Recovery journeys
- Show that people can have a fufilling life, with or without on-going symptoms
- Open up opportunities which
What type of courses are on offer?
Courses vary in length from one-off workshops to those that take place weekly for a number of weeks.
Some examples of curent courses are
- Recovery by Discovery
- Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP)
- Management of Chronic Pain
- How to get a Good Nights Sleep.
The range of courses available each term will vary as the College responds to the demands of students.