Recovery College

The Recovery College offers everyone including those who have lived
experience, carers, staff, volunteers and members of the general public the
opportunity to learn from each other and to develop skills to manage their
own recovery journey or to begin a new one.
While courses are currently delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, courses previously were based in the
community, in venues such as local volunteer centres, leisure centres and communal facilities.  Our courses are used to
teach not treat.  Our philosophy being to deliver an educational rather than
therapeutic approach, where we focus on strengths, talents and resources
to help explore possibilities and develop skills in order to assist you in
achieving your goals and ambitions.
Everyone has challenges, everyone can learn.  Our courses provide the
opportunities to encourage individual recovery, wellness, empowerment,
progress and life-long learning.

Routed in Recovery
Recovery means something different to everyone. Here, at the College, we
mean having the ability to live a satisfying life.
Whether or not you have continuing difficulties with your mental health
or you care for someone who has, together we can identify and maintain
routes to recovery.
Four of the signposts identified by people with lived experience are Hope,
Opportunity, Power and Education.
Hope – Is central to recovery and some would say that without hope recovery
is impossible.  We base some of our courses around principle of hope.
Opportunity – Refers to all individuals having the same life chances.  The
courses we offer are designed to enable you to maximise
opportunities to understand and tell your own recovery story.
Power – Individuals have the power within themselves to take control of their
own difficulties, services and lives. By understanding what has happened to
you, what you need to achieve your own recovery.  Our prospectus contains
various topics of interest that can help you focus on self-management,
choice and responsibility – more insight to help fuel your personal journey.
Education – In this context, has best been summed up by a former student
of The Northern Region College.
“Education is learning about you as a person, putting yourself in the centre
of your world.  Education is about looking after yourself, looking at your
strengths, what is within you and drawing on resources when you are
We provide resources to help you meet such challenges – to learn, maintain
and control.  In doing so enabling you to understand and tell your own
recovery story.

If you would like to find out more background information about the concept of recovery within the NHS Trusts please visit the ImRoc website

To find out more information please contact us:
Telephone – 028 9441 3449

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Our 2023/24 prospectus is now available. Please click below to see the courses we are offering, and hope to offer, throughout our academic year.

NHSCT Recovery College Prospectus 2023.24

Please click below see our timetable for courses.  These will be delivered each term using a blended approach both in the community, via face to face sessions, and online.  If you are unsure how to use Zoom or need some help, please refer to our step by step guide to take you through the process.

Timetable March & April 2024 (Pages 1&2)

Timetable January & February 2024

Timetable November & December 2023

Timetable September & October 2023

You can enroll on a course by filling out the registration form below:

Registration Form

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We are delighted to announce we now have a Recovery Newsletter.  To view please click the link below

Northern Recovery News Issue 2

Northern Region News Issue 3

Northern Region News Issue 4

Northern Region News issue 5