"One of the most amazing parts of my role is having the chance to meet so many inspiring students and the privilege to hear their stories” explains Iris Dearne, Recovery Manager as she presented at the college’s 5th anniversary celebrations on Thursday 19 September.
The afternoon, which was attended by staff, service users and the local community, was filled with activities for all to enjoy. Workshops included steel pan drumming, Kundalini Yoga, mindful colouring and a creative movement dance class.
Guest speakers included Miles Rinaldi, Recovery and Inclusion Lead from South West London & St George’s Trust, Andy Stopher, C&I’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer, our partners Ruth from Steel Pan Trust, Carol from the Stress Project and Tom from Mind in Camden. Several Recovery College students also shared their moving stories of how the college has helped them on their recovery journeys.
Iris said: “The day was a fantastic opportunity to reflect and celebrate just how far the service has come. It was great to see so many people at the event and take part in the fun workshops.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all my colleagues who have worked so hard over the years to make the Recovery College what it is today. Happy Birthday to our Recovery College and here’s to the next five years!”
For more information about The Recovery College, please click here or see below for more information about our latest exciting course - 'Tree of Life' - which aims to help you move your focus from problems and instead connect with your most cherished values and hopes.
Tree of Life
Date: Monday 9 December 2019
Time: 10am – 3pm
Course info:This course aims to help you move your focus from problems and instead connect with your most cherished values and hopes. We aim to help you reflect on and clarify your hopes and plans for ongoing recovery. You will have the opportunity to talk with each other and explore the positive impact of different influences in your lives.
Visit us at: The Recovery College
4 St Pancras Way (corner Granary Street)
London NW1 0PE
Register online: www.candi.nhs.uk/recoverycollege
Tree of Life
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