NT LIFE is the Recovery College for 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 link on the right to download our latest timetable and to enrol as a student at the bottom of this page to begin your NT LIFE journey!

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 below to find out more about becoming a NT LIFE volunteer!

For more information contact NT LIFE Recovery College Coordinator, Ali Donkin ali.donkin@voda.org.uk.

Thank you for your interest…

To enrol as a student and begin to access courses, or to find out more about volunteering with us, please complete the Expression of Interest Form below. 

You will then be contacted by a member of the team to arrange a one-to-one session. This will be used to discuss your interests, needs and to enrol you on to the courses and workshops of your choice. Follow the link on the right to see our latest prospectus, then use the form below to tell us more.

We look forward to meeting you and beginning your NT LIFE journey!


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