The Recovery College - for the Black Country (previously Black Country Recovery College)

The Recovery College - for the Black Country (previously Black Country Recovery College)

About this Recovery College:

The Recovery College - for the Black Country (previously Black Country Recovery College):

The Recovery College provides an educational learning environment for people who have an interest in, or personal difficulties with, mental health. Our courses celebrate our successes and build on existing skills and strategies rather than highlighting problems or failures.

Our belief is that learning together makes us stronger and supports our recovery.

You do not need any formal qualifications or experience to attend the college. All of our courses are free of charge and open to anyone, aged 18 and over.

All of our sessions are created with people who have lived experience of challenges with their own mental health along with carers and healthcare professionals. We hope we are able to support you on your recovery journey to living a full and satisfying life, by inspiring hope, optimism and choice.

If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering please get in touch. We are always looking for new people who want to develop new skills and help the college in its future journey.

The Recovery College Principles

 The Black Country Recovery College:

Rooted in learning together

  • We put co-design, co-production and co-delivery at the heart of all our planning
  • We choose collaboration and partnership over working in isolation
  • We recognise everyone’s talents

Nurtures safe spaces

  • We work with compassion and kindness
  • We are non-judgemental
  • We work hard to listen to others to ensure safety for all
  • We treat others with dignity and respect

Plants Hope and Optimism

  • We harness hope and optimism in all
  • We recognise that potential is ever growing
  • We support and empower individuals on their journey
  • We nurture trust with each other
  • We are compassionately careful and curious
  • We are ambitious and have aspirations for each other

Grows lives beyond labels

  • We encourage self-belief
  • We celebrate the uniqueness of each individual
  • We value free choice and self-expression
  • We enable self-discovery
  • We support and encourage each other to thrive and are empowered by the inspiration of others
  • We nurture finding meaning and purpose

Nourishes people and community

  • We create opportunities for genuine connection
  • We build community capital through connection and partnership working
  • We are committed to increasing choice for all
  • Everyone is valued and has a part to play

Encourages people to bloom

  • We encourage room to bloom and grow
  • We believe in and promote self-kindness and acts of kindness to others
  • We are on a journey to love ourselves as we love others
  • We celebrate successes
  • We cultivate an environment to encourage positive change
  • We empower people to make the decisions about their own recovery journey


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