Latest News

Open days for Autumn / Winter 2017

Our Open Days for the Autumn / Winter 2017/18 term are taking place from the beginning of October in Eastbourne, Hasting, Crawley, Bognor, Chichester and Worthing.

The day will provide a great opportunity for you to find out more about the Sussex Recovery College project and the courses on offer during that term. you can register on the day and meet with some of the peers who are running the courses and ask them questions. refreshments are available. 



Graduation 2017

We will be holding our graduation ceremony in Hastings and Worthing during the summer of 2017.

Our graduation events last year took place at the end of July in Eastbourne and Crawley and were well attended, with over 90 people at each celebration.

The Deputy Mayor of Eastbourne and the Mayor of Crawley attended the events respectively and as well as the opportunity for students to meet each other and share their experiences, they were also congratulated for all their hard work with a certificate.

It was also a chance to celebrate the success of the Sussex Recovery College and the work that goes on behind the scenes. As a result, Peer Trainers, clinicians and other staff members who have contributed to the project were recognised with outstanding contribution certificates.






August news

Peer trainers prepare for their courses this autumn, excitement in the air in Brighton and West Sussex as we congratulate our new cohort of trainers on passing their adult teacher training qualification.

Read more: August news

Open Meetings in Eastbourne and Newhaven - 23 May 2014

Open Meetings in Eastbourne and Newhaven - 23 May 2014


Consultation meetings were held in Eastbourne and Newhaven on Friday 23 May to discuss the development of two new Sussex Recovery College campuses in Wealden, Havens & Lewes and in Eastbourne & Hailsham. The meetings were attended by a good mix of people who use services, Sussex Partnership staff, a Commissioner and staff from third sector organisations – 34 people in total.

Read more: Open Meetings in Eastbourne and Newhaven - 23 May 2014

Pin It

Popular Courses


  • 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