NT LIFE is the Recovery College for the borough of North Tyneside…

Recovery Colleges offers educational courses about mental health and recovery, which are designed to increase students’ knowledge and skills and to help them feel more confident in the self-management of their own health and wellbeing.

Delivered in a safe and friendly community setting, courses and workshops are co-produced and designed by individuals who have lived experience of challenges with their own mental health, and who want to pass on their LIFE learning, skills and knowledge to help others. Read on to find out how to get involved!

Become a student of NT LIFE

NT LIFE Recovery College offers workshops, courses and activities which are all aimed at the self-management of positive mental health and wellbeing, and at sharing Learning Insights From Everyone.

Courses are free of charge and open to all North Tyneside residents aged 18 years old and above. They are particularly aimed at people who have experienced mental health challenges, their families, and carers and for those who work in the mental health field. All of our sessions are co-produced by individuals who have lived experience of challenges with their own mental health (experts by experience), carers and healthcare professionals.

The inclusive nature of the college means that students:

  • Require no educational qualifications
  • Contributions are recognised and valued
  • Get to choose your own courses

Follow the links on the right to download our latest prospectus and to enrol as a student and begin your NT LIFE journey!

Contact NT Life

Email alison.donkin@voda.org.uk. Please note, replies may take up to 72 hours.

Volunteer with NT Life

Help us to plan and deliver quality courses and support NT LIFE students by volunteering with us. We are currently developing a volunteer programme which offers a range of flexible and rewarding roles, including:

  • Administration
  • Peer support
  • Co-facilitation
  • Course delivery

Training, support and agreed expenses are available. Please note, some roles will require DBS checks.

Register your interest to find out more about becoming a NT LIFE volunteer!


For more information contact NT LIFE Recovery College Coordinator, Ali Donkin.