Our Recovery Colleges in Surrey and North East Hampshire are designed to support people in their recovery. They help people improve their health and wellbeing through courses on a range of mental and physical health conditions.
The colleges are a partnership involving voluntary, NHS and local authority organisations, and existing Recovery Colleges.
All courses are run by staff from the partnership organisations and are developed and delivered alongside our recovery coaches who all have lived experience of mental or physical illness, or are supporting someone with a mental or physical illness.
All of our courses are taught by a recovery coach - someone who has lived experience of physical or mental illness either personally or through a caring role - and a professional.
The Recovery College is a partnership involving many different organisations and the professionals who support us with delivering our courses may be employed by any of these organisations.
We are proud to have professionals with qualifications in a wide variety of therapies including art, dance, occcupational, psychology, pilates and yoga.
We believe that people who have experience of physical or mental illness themselves are often able to support others in their recovery because they understand in a way that a professional might not.
Our recovery coaches come from a range of backgrounds and are experts by experience who have shown that they are able to maintain the management of their condition, and that they believe in the philosophy of recovery.
All of them are willing to share the wisdom of their own lived experience to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible, and they have all been - or still are - students at the college.
Every member of the team - volunteer or paid - receives training and supervision and we support the development of each recovery coach by helping them prepare for paid work in the future (if this is their goal).
Telephone: 01276 454 150 SMS text: 07920 207 046
Recovery College Manager: Rebecca Isherwood-Smith
Trust Switchboard: 0300 5555 222
All courses are run by staff from the partnership organisations and are developed and delivered alongside our Recovery Coaches who are experts by experience. They all have lived experience of mental or physical health conditions, or are supporting someone with a mental or physical health condition.
The Recovery College operates from several venues although our office is at Theta in Frimley.
Visit our Recovery College webpages for more information at www.sabp.nhs.uk/recovery/recovery-college
Courses are open to people who are aged 18+ who want to improve their health and wellbeing and live or work in Surrey or north east Hampshire.
PALS are a confidential service based at Trust HQ that work with people who use our services to resolve any issues/complaints or concerns they may have. Equally they are there to receive compliments from people who use our services and share these with the relevant teams. PALS are committed to listening to people to help improve Trust services. Find out more about PALS.
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