Recovery College (Brighton & Hove)
All our courses are FREE and designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges, together with clinical staff and other professionals.
Courses focus on recovery and self-management skills and range in length from one-day workshops to longer courses running for eight weeks, on subjects such as ‘Mindfulness’ and ‘Managing Anxiety’. The courses are based at community venues across Brighton and Hove including our Learning and Community Hub at Frederick Place and our Preston Park Recovery Centre.
Whether you are hoping to gain a better understanding of mental health challenges or are looking to develop new skills and abilities you didn’t think you had, take a look at what we have to offer in our College Prospectus (see below).
How to apply
We provide courses and workshops over three terms each year. Ahead of each term, we host an Open Day to showcase what's on offer and give prospective students an opportunity to talk to the Recovery College team, Peer Trainers and Buddies about courses of interest. If you can’t attend the Open Day, you can always take a look at our College Prospectus online and/ or give us a call.
You can register on up to three courses, which you can do by completing a registration form (available to download below). After this, you will be invited to attend a meeting with a Peer Trainer to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to discuss what you want out of the Recovery College and your future goals.
Summer Term 2019
Our Summer Term starts in May 2019 and we're really excited to share the Summer Term Prospectus with you (download below).
Save the date - on Wednesday, 24th April, we're hosting our Summer Term Open Day at the Brighthelm Centre (North Road, Brighton) from 11am to 3pm. Download the leaflet below for more information. Or, give us a call using the details below - we'd love to hear from you.
Am I eligible?
The College is available for people aged 18+ living in Brighton and Hove with mental health support needs. Carers and people working within the mental health sector are also welcome.
Our Students’ Union and NUS membership
All students of the Recovery College are welcome to join the College’s Students’ Union. Through the Union you can share your experiences and ideas on how we can continually develop the College. As our Union is part of the National Union of Students (NUS) you are entitled to an NUS membership card which offers you a wide range of discounts and offers. To find out more or to gain an NUS discount card visit www.nus.org.uk.