East London Foundation Trust aids the running of The Tower Hamlets Recovery College. The Recovery College is based in East London, and supports people in the community learn about mental health and explore various coping strategies, hereby supporting the recovery and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets. The East London Foundation’s Recovery College provides educational workshops and courses, which are designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health. This includes people who are trained and work in mental health services.
All the Recovery College’s courses are free of charge and are available to Tower Hamlets’; service users, carers, family, friends, staff and anyone with an interest in increasing their knowledge on mental health and recovery.
This Summer there are a variety of courses being offered, including some great new ones. At present, the courses that still have spaces available are as follows:
Getting into Volunteering
Tree of Life
Islam and Mental Health
Assertiveness & Confidence
New Courses: Art for Recovery, exercise and mental health
The Recovery College Open day was a day full of networking, learning and discovery.
The Recovery College Open Day had a drop in session that ran between 12pm and 4pm on Friday 7th July. Throughout the day a mixture of professionals, students, tutors and people from community groups came together to network and find out more about the college what it has to offer.
The Open day began with refreshments and gave attendees the opportunity to mingle and chat with other attendees. This was then followed by a series of presentations, firstly from the Recovery College team about their journey so far and then from three peer tutors of the Recovery College.
The Tutors gave some details about their experience delivering courses at the College and how the course’s content has positively impacted on students, their mental health and their wellbeing. Attendees also gave feedback on what they thought the successes of the college were and how things might be improved going forward.
Later on in the day Carrie Fitzpatrick (Deputy Director of Mental Health and Joint Commissioning at Tower Hamlets) and Edwin Ndlovu (East London Foundation Trust Director and the Recovery College Team) congratulated the team on the terms success and expressed their optimism for future college terms.
Dr Lucja Kolkiewicz (Consultant Psychiatrist & Associate Medial Director for Recovery and Wellbeing) also took to the stage on the day to present the ideas for the Recovery College’s offerings expanding with a Creative Summer School, to include; a Quilting, Art and a Video Workshop. These ideas were met with lots of enthusiasm from the audience.
To find out more about the Recovery College’s service offerings visit their website on the following web address:
The Tower Hamlets Recovery College is run by the East London Foundation Trust supporting the recovery and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets. It provides educational workshops and courses that are designed and delivered by people with lived experience of mental health and people who are trained and work in mental health services.
Courses at the Recovery College are free of charge and are available to Service Users, carers, family, friends, staff and anyone with an interest in mental health and recovery. This Summers Courses include: