North Tyneside Recovery College

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A new approach to learning is launching in North Tyneside this autumn, using education as a way to help people on the road to mental health recovery and wellbeing.

A partnership between Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust and voluntary organisations including North Tyneside VODA (Voluntary Organisations Development Agency), Age UK, North Tyneside Carers’ Centre and others, North Tyneside Recovery College launches in September with a range of free courses and workshops.

The College’s first prospectus contains 14 different courses, ranging from two-hour sessions to courses running over several weeks, on topics including

  • Recovery Planning
  • Wellbeing and Employment
  • Assertiveness
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem

There are also sessions exploring how volunteering can help with wellbeing and a chance for students to have an input in future courses delivered by the College.

VODA’s Supported Volunteer Manager Ian Dougall, who coordinated the programme, said: “The Recovery College is a tried and tested formula that can really help people on the road to recovery so we’re excited to launch North Tyneside’s own version this autumn. The courses are open to everyone but are particularly aimed at people who have experienced mental health problems or those who care for, or work with people who have experienced difficulties. We’re also really keen to hear from anyone who delivers training that wants to get involved in the College in the future.”

Everyone who enrols at the college can access support from a peer support worker whose role is to ensure that students makes the most of their learning opportunities and offer any further help needed.

View the prospectus to see full details of the courses available.

For more information and to enrol on any of the courses telephone 07976 627475 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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