People in East Sussex who experience mental health issues can now enrol for free self-care educational courses run by the Recovery College.
The Recovery College is a joint venture between Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and local voluntary organisations. The courses allow people to become experts in their self-care and recovery through education and learning. They’re also open to their supporters and carers.
Courses are co-produced and co-run by peer trainers with personal experience of mental health challenges, alongside mental health professionals. A prospectus details the wide range of courses available, and students receive a certificate on completion.
Lucy Locks, Trust Lead for Sussex Recovery College said, “We believe the Recovery College will increase the skills and knowledge of people in the community to manage their mental health and wellbeing. It uses an educational approach to enable people to take back control and become experts in their own wellbeing and recovery so as to live a fulfilling life despite and beyond mental health challenges.”
All courses are free to adults of all ages with mental health related challenges, their friends, families, carers and mental health professionals. They will run from February to March 2015 at three campus sites across East Sussex:
Open days are being held for anyone interested in attending a course at the Hastings and Rother Campus Open Day on Tuesday 13th January at Cavendish House, Breeds Place, Hastings, 1.00– 4.00pm and at the Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford Campus Open Day on Thursday 15th January at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, Eastbourne, 11.00 – 2.00pm