Recovery College

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Important update on the Recovery College - click here

Watch a YouTube video with flyers for our live online and face to face courses.

How to enrol

  1. Choose up to three online courses from our course guide and course calendar
  2. Click on Register 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 a link we email you a day before the course
  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.


Who we are

The Recovery College team co-produce mental health and wellbeing training courses.  We believe recovery is a journey, not a destination, and that we are all students of life.
Our tutors have professional and lived experience of mental and physical health challenges. They include staff peer and professional tutors as well as psychologists, occupational therapists, nurses and social workers from Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, as well as experts from the Third Sector, including Mind in Camden, and Castlehaven.
The Recovery College is a non-judgmental place where people can be truly authentic through sharing their stories and experience of their journey to wellbeing. We believe that everyone on our courses, tutors and students, bring their own expertise.  

Our tutors

The Recovery College combines the strengths of two sets of experience.

Peer tutors have lived experience of mental health or long term health challenges and/or experience of looking after a friend or relative with a long term health or mental health condition (being a carer).  They are able to relate these experiences to topics of recovery and wellbeing, and ideally have a teaching qualification or experience of teaching adults.

Professional tutors are mental health or health professionals in the NHS, charity organisations and other mental health services.  Alongside mental health or health training they have work experience in supporting people in their recovery journeys.  Ideally they have a teaching qualification and/or experience of delivering training and presentations in their job.

How to become a C&I professional tutor at the Recovery College


Recovery College videos


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).

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