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Welcome to Sussex Recovery College

Sussex Recovery College

offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase your knowledge,  skills and promote self-management. This may help you take control and become an expert in your own wellbeing and recovery and get on with your life despite mental health challenges.

Discovery College

is a place for children and young people in East Sussex and their supporters (relatives, friends and carers), to have new experiences, learn more about emotional well-being and particular mental health challenges. Click here for more details

Whether you work with people with mental health challenges, use mental health services or care for someone who does, we know that learning more about self-management and recovery will enable you to make the most of your strengths, talents and resources and help you to achieve whatever it is you want in your life or work.

‘This is the best thing to happen in mental health. It puts a person’s recovery back in the service user’s control. Recovery College can offer a new strand to what is available on mental health to assist people with hope, choice and learning opportunities to develop self-help and self-management skills and explore vocational and personal development’ (Hastings Peer Trainer)

2017 cohort of Sussex Recovery College Peer Trainers

Hastings Recovery College Team 2012

Brighton and Hove Recovery College Team 2013

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  • Coping with Bipolar, This course will cover coping with Bipolar using a range of skills including mood monitoring, identifying triggers and stressors in your own illness.Find out more
  • Coping Strategies and Problem Solving, This course aims to give people skills to manage problems and cope with situations in a more effective way. Find out more
  • Discharge to Recovery, Students will have the opportunity to share their feelings and gain group support about discharge from hospital, a chance to share what has been helpful with there recovery and an increased awareness of where to gain information about community resources available to them.Find out more
  • A Guide to Planning your Recovery, Each week will focus on a different topic, including some theory, helpful tools and advice, and a variety of practical or creative activities such as mindfulness meditation, making a well-being collage. Situated in a Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings.Find out more




  • Happiness, Through fun topics and engaging activities you can explore the ten keys to happier living and learn new practical ways that can increase our overall levels of happiness. This course is available in both Eastbourne and Hastings.Find out more
  • Increasing your self esteem and being more confident, This course will involve exploring what esteem is, where it comes from and what maintains our low self esteem. We will explore various ways we may be able to improve our self esteem. Find out more
  • Navigating Mental Health Services, Have you ever wondered how mental health services actually work locally? Or what treatments might be available to meet your needs and what all those acronyms mean? Find out more
  • Managing depression, This course will examine treatments such as CBT, talking therapies, coping strategies such as self help techniques, creativity, nutrition, sleep, relapse prevention and relationship issues.Find out more


  • Poetry for Recovery, You will be able to share personal experiences and relationships with other class members through reading, writing and creative skills. Weekly exercises using sounds, words, pictures collage and movement create the poetry or prose in the class.Find out more
  • Understanding Psychosis,This course helps you to make sense of and cope with psychotic symptoms. It explores the causes of psychosis and wht helps It is delivered by a psychiatrist, psychologist and peer trainer.Find out more
  • Returning to learning, This course will cover researching, note taking, reading and writing skills, planning your study, time management, and presentations, along with learning styles, and dealing with exams.Find out more
  • Wellbeing in the wild, This course offers opportunities for students to learn practical woodcraft and other creative woodland activities.Find out more