Buckinghamshire Recovery College is an educational environment for people to engage in social, leisure, creative and educational opportunities designed to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding about mental health and recovery to equip them to live a happy and fulfilling life.
Buckinghamshire Recovery College offers a range of courses which are co-produced and co-facilitated by a Lived Experienced Tutor (someone with lived experience) and a Professional Tutor by Training (Mental Health Care Professional). This co-production which combines expertise by experience and professional experts is central to the ethos of the college. It contributes to the wellbeing and recovery of students to recognise their own resourcefulness, talents and skills in order to become experts in their own self-care. Although these educational courses are not therapy, nor clinical intervention, we believe the courses inspire individual and collective potential, helping care of self and others.
Courses are open to service users who are 18+years of age, their carers and Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, staff members.
A person’s journey of recovery is a highly individual process. It is about developing a meaningful and satisfying life regardless of a condition or diagnosis; as well as to enable students to discover and develop skills and talents to become all they want to be and do all they want to do!
Specialist treatment like therapy and medication may be important but it is only a part of the story. Everyone’s journey of recovery is individual and uniquely personal – there is no formula, but there does appear to be three things that are critical:
The Recovery College aims to build up a student’s resilience with regards their mental health.
Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic and lockdown regulations all courses are being taught online using Microsoft Teams.
Prospective service users, Carers and staff members who are interested in enrolling can apply for courses using the Revised Student Induction form which comprises of the on-line learning contract.
Students induction forms should be submitted by e-mail to:
This is a prescribed app. It should only be used alongside a face to face intervention provided by a mental health worker. Check with your local service to see if they subscribe to the app.