Recovery College Guide to Getting Involved

Publication date:
09 November 2022
Date range:
November 2022 - onwards

Recovery College Ethos and Principles

What do we do?

The Recovery & Wellbeing College provides health related educational courses, free of charge, in supportive and accessible learning environments. Through education, people can make sense of their own experiences and learn how to take care of themselves and others. We believe that by recognising resourcefulness, talents and skills, people become experts in their own health and wellbeing, make informed choices and achieve the things they want in life.

We bring people together to realise and inspire individual and collective aspirations, recognising and sharing experiences, strengths, hope and successes. This allows people to take back control and become experts in their own wellbeing and recovery and live the life that they wish to live.

How do we do it?

We are committed to promoting hope, opportunity and control for all students. We ensure an empowering, strengths based and innovative learning approach to health and wellbeing. We work together in partnership to provide educational health & wellbeing courses, 

delivered in welcoming community venues. All our courses are co-designed and co-facilitated by people with lived and learned expertise of health challenges. We continually review and develop courses in response to the changing needs of our local communities.

Who is it for?

All our courses and workshops are provided free of charge and are open to all Kent and Medway residents, over 18 years of age and not in compulsory education. We provide educational courses to promote health & wellbeing in safe, compassionate and welcoming community and virtual learning spaces.

Everyone is welcome at Recovery College. Maybe you are experiencing, or have experienced health and wellbeing challenges yourself, are a family member, friend, carer, or work in associated services – whatever your situation, there are learning opportunities for everyone.

Our values

  • We value people as experts in their own lives.
  • We value that everyone has strengths and skills.
  • We value that people can make their own life choices.
  • We value that people can share their expertise for the benefit of others.
  • We value connectedness, collaboration and co-production.