Free online courses launched at Oxfordshire Recovery College

Coping with stress and anxiety, healthy sleep and cooking on a budget among subjects in summer term

Free online courses launched at Oxfordshire Recovery College

Oxfordshire Recovery College is going online and offering six weeks of free workshops to help people in their mental health recovery or to support carers, family and friends.

The summer term gets under way on April 20 with registrations for eight courses on offer. They are:

  • Introduction to ORC Online
  • Being Creative
  • Focusing on Small Steps
  • Introduction to Mindful Movement and Breathing
  • Coping with Stress and Anxiety (2-part course)
  • Healthy Sleep (2-part course)
  • Cooking on a Budget (2-part course)
  • Five Ways to Wellbeing (5-part course)

The Recovery College, which is a service provided by the award-winning Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership – of which Oxford Health is a member – offers a different approach to mental health support.

Rather than taking a clinical or therapeutic approach it follows an educational approach to recovery – the more we can learn about ourselves, a particular diagnosis, or about tried-and-tested strategies, the more we can look after ourselves and each other.

Courses are designed to help develop knowledge and understanding, and to gain some practical tools for recovery, mental health, living well and education.

They are also written and delivered by both an ‘Expert by Experience’ and an ‘Expert by Training’, who use their combined knowledge to give you up-to-date and genuine suggestions and information.

Stephanie Byrne, Head of Oxfordshire Recovery College, said: “I’m delighted to announce the launch of Oxfordshire Recovery College Online .

“We have scheduled six weeks of online workshops running until Friday, May 29. These are interactive one hour workshops offering an opportunity for small groups of students to meet together with our tutors (through Google Meet)  and talk about wellbeing-based subjects, including Healthy Sleep and Cooking on a budget.

“Please take a look at our prospectus attached below, and feel free to pass on.”

ORC Summer Term Online Course Dates

If you would like to book onto any of these courses, or enrol as a student with Oxfordshire Recovery College, please contact us to sign up:


Telephone: 01865 779613

For further information, including descriptions of our courses, please head to our website:


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Published: 19 April 2020