Recovery College (Brighton & Hove)

Recovery College

Delivered as a partnership with the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the Brighton and Hove Recovery College uses education in a supportive learning environment to help people with mental health challenges become experts in their own self-care and recovery. It is part of the Sussex Recovery College which has campuses across East and West Sussex.

Courses are co-produced and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental health challenges and people who have gained experience through training or work. They range from one-day workshops to longer courses running for eight weeks, on subjects including ‘Managing Depression’, ‘Building Confidence’, ‘Cycling for Recovery’ and 'Chanting and Drumming'.

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.

Co-production and development

"The key ingredient to the success of the Recovery College is that everything is co-produced and developed," says Lynsey Hermann, Manager of the Brighton and Hove Recovery College.

Co-production is a term used to describe an equal partnership between staff working in services and those who are intended to benefit from using those services. It is a way to bring together different kinds of knowledge and skills to work together to design, develop, plan and deliver services in an equal partnership.

How to apply

Our Spring 2019 Term starts in February, offering our widest range of workshops and courses yet - something for everyone! Our prospectus is available to download below and provides details of what's on offer as well as how to apply.

Registration for courses and workshops is open from the 9th January for one week until the 16th.  To register your interest, please complete a registration form (see below) and email it to us. You can also register your interest over the phone if that is easier for you.    

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

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Contact Details

Lynsey Hermann
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Recovery College Manager
01273 749 500

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