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McCaig Marie, McNay Lisa, Marland Glenn, Bradstreet Simon and Campbell Jim (2014). Establishing a recovery college in a Scottish university. Mental Health and Social Inclusion. Vol 18 (2), 92-97.

McGregor Jane, Repper Julie and Brown Helen (2014). 'The College is so different from anything I have done.' A study of the characteristics of Nottingham Recovery College, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9 (1), 3-15.

Meddings Sara, Byrne Diana, Barnicoat Su, Campbell Emogen & Locks Lucy (2014). Co-Delivered and Co–Produced: Creating a Recovery College in Partnership. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. Vol 9 (1); pp.16-25.

Meddings Sara, Guglietti Shannon, Lambe Hazel & Byrne Diana (2014). Student Perspectives: Recovery College Experience, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol 18 (3); pp.142 - 150

Meddings Sara, Campbell Emogen, Guglietti Shannon, Lambe Hazel, Locks Lucy, Byrne Diana and Whittington Adrian (2015). From service user to student - the benefits of recovery college. Clinical Psychology Forum.

Perkins Rachel, Repper Julie, Rinaldi Miles and Brown Helen (2012). Recovery Colleges. ImROC, NHS Confederation, Centre for Mental Health

Zucchelli, Fabio Alois and Syenna Skinner (2013). Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust's (CNWL) Recovery College: the story so far. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol 17 (4), 183-189.


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