Recovery College Ashford Prospectus Jan-Mar 2022

Enrol Now on free health & wellbeing courses, knowledge, skills, strengths & supporting each other.

Publication date:
20 December 2021
Date range:
December 2021 - March 2022


Welcome to the Kent and Medway Recovery College. We offer a free package of courses, sessions and workshops to anyone over the age of 18 living in Kent or Medway.

Ashford has joined an aligned and growing county approach (Thanet, Canterbury, virtual) to offer courses both face to face and virtually. These courses cover a wide range of topics including diagnosis specific, strengths based, health and wellbeing and lifestyle courses.

We are here to help people connect with other and, very importantly, recognise their strengths and talents, with a real focus on recognising resilience.

The Ashford Recovery Locality launched in September 2021 with courses in venues including Repton Connect, Stanhope Hub and People Plus (in the iconic Panorama building in town).

We have plans to hold courses at Ashford Vineyard too. We recognise that Ashford has a wide geographic, urban and rural, footprint and, as such, are keen to hear from any partners who might offer free-of-charge rooms within the borough - with the potential that their current facility service users might sign up to these free courses as well ensuring our courses are available to reach more people who might benefit.

Some courses are also offered virtually. This might provide an opportunity to sample courses run on-line though local Ashford facilitators or to experience connections with the Recovery College and students from other parts of the county.

To enrol, simply call 07825 859412 where you can discuss with the locality co-ordinator which courses may be of most benefit to you.

Please note this is a self-enrolment process and may take up to 20 minutes. Our friendly locality co-ordinator will take your details and discuss any learning needs you may have, as well as which courses may be of most interest/benefit to you. Please note courses often fill quickly and we ask that if you are unable to attend a course you are enrolled on you notify us as soon as you can so we can offer the place to somebody else.

The Recovery college also offers courses in Canterbury (07833 442136) and virtually (using our online enrolment system) or calling 07787 266421. All online courses are run over Zoom and we can assist you in becoming familiar with this platform.

Please note any data we take will be stored securely and used solely for contact purposes and will not be shared with any third party.

All of our courses are co-facilitated and this includes having someone with lived experience of mental health challenges as well as learned experience running them. We very much look forward to welcoming you on our courses in the New Year!

Kind Regards
Lee Robinson - Ashford Locality co-ordinator

Places on our courses are limited. Most of our sessions become fully booked. Should you know you are unable to attend please contact the College at your earliest convenience via email so we can offer your place to another student. Please be aware that failure to let us know will mean your future course bookings may be cancelled.