Read about the new courses being co-developed and other developments in the Recovery College:
Timetable May-July 2017Timetable May-July 2017 (Easy read)
Registration Form 2017
The route to employment: the role of mental health recovery collegesRelationships: the missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle
Telephone: 01603 421169
Recovery CollegeNorfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustHellesdon HospitalDrayton High RoadNorwichNR6 5BE
Great Yarmouth and Waveney:
Telephone: 01502 533141
Recovery CollegeNorfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust44 Kirkley CliffLowestoftNR33 0DF
Telephone: 01553 736018
Recovery CollegeNorfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustChatterton HouseGoodwins RoadKing's LynnPE30 5PD
Telephone: 01449 745297 / 01449 745299
Recovery CollegeNorfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation TrustHaymills HouseStation Road EastStowmarketIP14 1RF
About NSFT Recovery CollegeAt the Trust we set up a Recovery College in October 2013 to empower people with mental health problems to become experts in their own recovery.
The Recovery College provides a range of courses and workshops to service users, carers and members of staff to develop their skills, understand mental health, identify goals and support their access to opportunities.
Who can attend the college?You can come to the Recovery College if you ;
are a current service user who is 16 or over
have used mental health services in the past 12 months and attending the Recovery College is part of your discharge plan
are a carer of the above. You can come to the college either with the person you support or on your own.
have a named lead professional and are in the Assessment and Focussed intervention part of the service.
are part of an organisation working to support people across health and social care (e.g Age concern, homeless charities and Young Carers)
Workshops and courses are free.
What courses and workshops are available?All of the courses provided at the college are designed to contribute towards wellbeing and recovery. Courses and workshops are offered in the following areas:
Who are the courses run by?All courses are co-produced and co-delivered by those with lived experience of mental illness and mental health practitioners. Lived experience is highly valued and complements the clinical expertise already offered by the Trust. The Recovery College provides a joint learning environment where people with lived experience, those who provide their support and Trust staff can learn together and from each other.
Where do the courses take place?Courses take place at a range of venues across Norfolk and Suffolk. They vary in length from one-off workshops to courses that take place weekly for a number of weeks. Courses run throughout the day and there are also some evening courses available.
Enrolment for New TermPlease note that there will be a new enrolment process for next year’s Recovery College term in Norfolk, Suffolk and Great Yarmouth and Waveney.In order to book courses you will need to attend one of the enrolment sessions being held in April 2017 at venues across the locality. Please see page five of the timetable for a list of available enrolment dates. The sessions will include an informal talk on the Recovery College, question & answer session and completing an ILP (Individual Learning Plan). After completing your ILP, you will be able to register and book for courses. This will involve thinking about what you hope to achieve during your time at the College and selecting courses that are most suitable for you. Recovery College Partners
Equal Lives is the largest Disabled People’s User Led Organisation (DPULO) in the country. They were established in 1996, with the aim of uniting people of all ages who face disabling barriers and changing things for the better.
Equal Lives work primarily in Norfolk, and are governed exclusively by disabled people; the majority of their staff are disabled.
They have 50 member groups and 840 individual members, and gave support to over 13,000 individuals last year, offering information and advice on a wide range of subjects including:
• Welfare benefits and how to challenge decisions• Personal Budgets• How to make a complaint• Mental health, and how to access support• Managing finances• Accessing peer support
Equal Lives also offers advocacy support, where people need this to make sure that they have a voice and that this is listened to.They provide the support disabled people, including those with mental health issues, tell them that they need to live independent, fulfilling lives and aspire to remove disabling barriers. Their focus is always to assert human rights, dignity and equality.
We are delighted at the NSFT Recovery College to be developing Recovery College courses in partnership with Equal Lives.