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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.

 

 

A Recovery College offers educational courses about mental health and recovery which are designed to increase your knowledge and skills and to promote self-management. Students work towards their own recovery goals and can become experts in their own self-care. Some of the courses suggested at the open meetings and which we plan to run in the Autumn term include: understanding mood disorder, understanding psychosis, coping with anxiety, mindfulness, happiness and coping strategies & problem solving. There will be a prospectus and an enrolment day in early September with courses starting in October.

 

“It is clearly a popular development within the mental health, service user and carer field. Additionally, there is considerable buy in and support from the mental health professional groups and senior management; this positively shows the recovery college model has a realistic chance of gathering momentum and developing further. ESCC commissioning will be working with the recovery college in the near future to look at how we can further support these developments”   Kenny Mackay- Strategic Commissioning Manager (Mental Health) ESCC.

 

Partners of Sussex Recovery College in East Sussex include: Recovery Partners, Southdown Supported Employment, ICE carers project, Together, Sussex Oakleaf, Rethink, MindOUT and Albion in the Community.

 

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Website coming soon: www.sussexrecoverycollege.org.uk

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