Dear Students,

We hope this year has treated you well so far.  It's been a challenging start hasn’t it? 

We’re taking heart from the lighter, slightly(!) warmer evenings and the signs of spring popping up out of the ground and in the trees. 

We’re also taking heart from the great feedback we’ve been getting about the courses and workshops we’ve been running.  There are still a few spaces left for this term, you can find out more HERE.

Our new Spring / Summer term will start - Monday 19th April, so please keep an eye out for our new timetable soon.

Our Virtual Cafe gatherings are continuing - you can find out more information and how to join HERE.

The Recovery College Team

Latest News

Sussex Recovery College Virtual Cafe

We are running a ‘Virtual Cafe’  where you will have a space to come to talk about how things are going, and support each other.

Mondays from 12:30 - 2:00pm

Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm

*From the end of February we will be ending our Eventbrite sign up. For Virtual Cafe in March, please sign up Here 

*The Virtual Cafe will be moving to Zoom in March

*No Virtual Cafe Monday 22nd March

*No Virtual Cafe Thursday 25th March


Staff Training on GoToMeeting and Zoom

We are offering SPFT staff and 3rd sector partners the opportunity to join our GoToMeeting and Zoom training sessions.

More dates available.


Getting to Grips with GoToMeeting and Zoom

Formally known as Tech Sessions starting next term.


Radio Respect

Radio Respect and Louise Patmore discuss mental health and the power of music.


Online Peer Support Sessions

Do you think you could benefit from speaking to people with lived experience of mental health?

Peer Support Workers from Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust are running the following online support sessions.


  • Digital Sussex Recovery College

    Digital Sussex Recovery College

    New 90 minute online workshops register online today

  • Peer trainers

    Peer trainers

    Recognised for their contribution to Recovery College

  • Sensory Drawing

    Sensory Drawing

    Students assemble materials for drawing and painting

  • East Sussex in the sunshine

    East Sussex in the sunshine

  • Trainers present and chat to students in class

    Trainers present and chat to students in class

  • Wellbeing in the Wild

    Wellbeing in the Wild

    Giving students a taste of the outdoors

  • Digital Sussex Recovery College

    Digital Sussex Recovery College

    New online workshops

About Recovery College

Recovery College offers educational courses that focus on mental health and recovery. We design our courses specially to increase your knowledge and skills and help promote self-management. The aim is to enable you to take control by becoming an expert in your own wellbeing, so you can get on with your life despite mental health challenges – whether yours or those of someone close to you.

We serve the whole of West and East Sussex and, in addition to our full adult curriculum, our Discovery College provides courses for young people aged up to 20, their parents and other family members.

Courses are free to adults of all ages. Whether you’re looking to develop your knowledge and skills in self-management, you support somebody with mental health-related challenges, or you work in the mental health services, we’re delighted to welcome you on a learning journey.

Find out more