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Recovery College - timetable

There are always lots of interesting courses at the Recovery College.

Our courses run over three terms each year:

  • September to December
  • January to April
  • April to July

Timetables are issued about a month prior to the start of term.

See the latest timetable here

 

Seen a course you're interested in?

If you have any queries about our courses and want to talk to someone to find out if they are suitable for you, please contact us.

 

 

 

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Register as a student

Enrolling for a course at South West London Recovery College is easy.

Online registration form

If you would like a form sent to you, or you’d prefer to chat to someone face to face simply call us or come along to the college and we can take you through the registration process.

Once we have your registration details we will be in touch to confirm your place/s by email (where an address has been supplied) and post.

We recommend you attend one of our regular Open Days, which are held in each borough. Here, you can talk to your local college trainers who can recommend and signpost courses that best meet your needs.

If you have any queries please email  or call us on: 020 3513 5818

Eligibility

Courses are available for people in the following groups:

  • Anyone currently using our services

  • Anyone discharged from our services in the past 12 months

  • Supporters (family, friends or carers) of people who use our services or people who have been discharged from SWLSTG services within the past 12 months

  • Our staff (some restrictions apply – please check the course timetable  for details)

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Our courses

Our courses are run by a practitioner trainer (eg Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Social worker) and a peer trainer (someone with lived experience of mental health issues).

The courses provide a safe, supported environment for you to learn and contribute to discussions when it feels right for you.

Courses vary from single sessions to sessions running from three to ten weeks. All sessions are half day with a break.

We use a range of learning methods, including teaching and group work. We can also advise on support for anyone having difficulty accessing our courses. If you have any difficulties or disability our administrative team can support you with this.

Student comments

"The course provided a safe environment to explore our stories with peer support."

"The course helped me to put my life on track again and have something to live for."

"The delivery of the subject was at a good pace and I benefitted from shared experiences."

"I enjoyed the course and it has inspired me to do more teaching."

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What we do

Your recovery is at the heart of all our plans.

We use a recovery-based approach to encourage people to become experts in their own self-care and wellbeing. Our courses give students the tools to make informed choices, become experts in their own recovery, and to help them do the things they want to in life.

 We have a library and computers to use at our base at Springfield Hospital and we welcome students to use this area to study.

You can do as little or as much as you like at the College, but generally, the more you put in, the more you get out.

 

 

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