Become an expert in your own wellbeing – new Sussex Recovery College open days and enrolment - Eastbourne September 2014

A college using education to help mental health recovery is opening a new campus with free courses in the Eastbourne area and is enrolling new students.

 

The Recovery College is run jointly by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and local voluntary organisations. It’s a way of supporting people with mental health problems to live their lives to the full by using education to help people become experts in their own self-care and recovery. It’s 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 alongside trainers whose expertise comes from professional training. People choose what courses to take from a prospectus and receive a certificate on completion.

Sara Meddings, Psychology and Psychological Therapies Lead for Recovery and Wellbeing, Sussex Partnership said, “I am delighted that we are opening a new campus in the area covering Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford in the Autumn. Recovery College 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.’

The new Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford campus is holding an open day on Monday 8 September from 2-6pm at the University of Brighton, Greynore Hall, Darley Road, Eastbourne.

The East Sussex prospectus will be available at the open days and potential students will be able to meet the tutors and enrol on a range of courses which will run from late September to December. Courses offered include Recovery, Happiness, Coping with Anxiety and Work and Wellbeing.

Diana Byrne, Senior Peer Trainer at Sussex Recovery College said, “I feel so privileged to be involved. The college brings hope to so many people for a better quality of life, to understand their illness, and to learn how to cope and self-manage. It encourages them to study subjects that interest them in a supportive, inspiring atmosphere”.

Open day and enrolment

 

Monday 8 September 2014 from 2.00-6.00pm, The University of Brighton, Greynore Hall, Darley Road, Eastbourne, BN20 7UR

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