Recovery College

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Enrolment for Spring 2023 is now open!

(Look under Downloads ----->      for the course guide and calendar)   

Check the calendar before you enrol - you can choose up to 3 courses.  


You can enrol online (link on the right) or come to one of our drop-in enrolment sessions

All taking place in the Conference Hall, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way NW1 0PE

Mondays 6, 20, 27 February 10am-12pm
Thursday 9 February 12-2pm
Mondays 6, 13, 20 March 10am-12pm
Thursday 30 March 12-2pm
Mondays 17, 24 April 10am-12pm


Do you have a suggestion for a new course?   Tell us here

Online student induction sessions will continue - see page 4 of the course guide


How to enrol in-person

Check the calendar for dates and venues of our enrolment sessions and then come along and enrol!

How to enrol online

  1. Choose up to three online courses from our course guide and course calendar
  2. Click on Enrol online with the Recovery College 
  3. Fill out and submit the online form if you live, work or receive support in Camden or Islington
  4. We will email you confirmation of your enrolment with Microsoft Teams or Youtube links

You are now enrolled.

How to join a Microsoft Teams session:

  1. 15 minutes before the session start time click on the link we email you a day before the course (check your junk folder if you don't see it)
  2. You can also open 'Joining a C&I Recovery College Online Workshop' in the Downloads and follow the steps
  3. Teams will check with you whether you prefer to join in a browser (Edge, Chrome) or in an app on a mobile device like phone or tablet. You don't have to install anything or register. Generally, however, some report better results if you have an app or use a registered Teams account. 
  4. Test the link - confirmation email has the MS Teams session link. Click it. See what happens. Test it on your device so you know what to expect. See how to turn your mic and camera off and on. Don't worry, the link will work ok on the date of the session.

Recovery College Learning Guidance Conversation (LGC) Telephone support

Do you need support choosing a course, or help with a learning goal?  We offer students a 30-minute telephone conversation (max 2 calls per student per term) to support your recovery journey and learning goals.  We will talk about the course guide, setting learning goals, signposting and discuss self-care and coping skills.  Tick the LGC box on our enrolment form or contact us and our Peer Learning Worker or one of our tutors will call you to arrange a Learning Guidance Conversation.

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What we do

We run co-produced recovery-focused courses in four broad areas: Recovery Journey, Mental Health Conditions, Wellbeing, and Self-development. Our courses promote hope that recovery is possible. They are lively, aspirational and interactive. We aim to empower people in practical ways by teaching them self-care tools to improve their wellbeing.

How we work

We work using the model of co-production, where professionals from our Trust and community work together with peer tutors, who have lived and professional experience, to co-produce recovery-focused courses.  Co-production continues with our students who have their own knowledge, skills and experience to share in courses.

Who is the service for

Everyone aged 18+ who lives or works in Camden or Islington can access our free courses. Staff and service users are welcome, as are friends, family, other professionals and members of the public.  No referral is needed.  We also provide our expertise outside London, existing customers include Changing Lives (Newcastle-upon-Tyne) and Berlin Recovery College

Contact us

Call us on: 020 3317 6904
For more news from The Recovery College follow us on Twitter
Students can also join our new private Facebook group - search 'C&I Recovery College students'
There is now a 24 hour 7 day Mental Health Critical Assessment Service at St Pancras Hospital for people who are suffering a mental health crisis. If you are in mental health crisis, do not go to A&E, call 020 3317 6333 (24 hours).

Become a Recovery College Tutor

Our greatest assets are our tutors.  Our tutors work with our students, partners and our community to co-produce and co-deliver our unique recovery and wellbeing courses.

The Recovery College combines the strengths of two sets of experience/expertise:

Peer tutors

  • have lived experience of mental or long-term physical health challenges, or experience of being a carer for a friend/relative with a long-term health or mental health condition
  • can relate these experiences to topics of recovery and wellbeing
  • ideally have a teaching qualification or experience of teaching or running courses for adults

We recruit Peer tutors via NHS Jobs.

Professional tutors

  • have mental health or health training
  • have experience as a health professional in NHS services, charity organisations or other mental health services, supporting people in their recovery journeys
  • ideally have a teaching qualification and/or experience of delivering training and presentations

Combining both Peer and Professional experience and expertise

Recovery Colleges are unique in recognising the value of both Peer and Professional experiences and recognise that someone may have both.  In your role as a Peer tutor you may identity that you also have the experience/skills/knowledge/qualifications of a Professional tutor to teach a particular course, and vice versa. As a Recovery College tutor you will co-deliver various courses based on your relevant lived or professional experience.

How to become a C&I staff Professional Tutor at the C&I Recovery College

Become a Recovery College Partner

We work together with the local community in Camden and Islington to co-produce courses, share venues, and train staff to become our tutors.  We work with voluntary sector organisations as well as businesses to promote recovery and wellbeing self-care tips and tools.

  • deliver 30-minute taster courses to your staff and service users
  • deliver full courses in person at your venue
  • train your staff to co-produce with us
  • attend your team meetings and events
  • include your logo in our course guide when you co-produce a course with us

If you are interesting in partnering with us, please email us at with your details and why you would like to become our partner.

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