13 Jun

Recovery Colleges

Tyneside Recovery College

Recovery College Collective

The Recovery College Collective is peer led and peer run. This means that everyone who works at the college have their own lived experience of recovery and survival. Our courses have been developed around what people have already found to be helpful in their own recovery.

All courses are free and open to anyone who would find them helpful in their recovery from mental illness, substance misuse, trauma or distress. Or to anyone who might find them beneficial to their wellbeing.

More information about Re-Co-Co can be found here.

Download the 2019 prospectus here.  If you are interested in attending any of the courses then first enrol as a student; arrange an appointment by telephoning 0191 261 0948.

North Tyneside L.I.F.E.

Recovery Colleges offer educational courses about mental health and recovery, which are designed to increase students’ knowledge and skills and to help them feel more confident in the self-management of their own health and wellbeing. Delivered in a safe and friendly community setting, courses and workshops are co-produced and designed by individuals who have lived experience of challenges with their own mental health, and who want to pass on their LIFE learning, skills and knowledge to help others.

Over the past two months, volunteers and future students have been coming together on a weekly basis to shape the identity and the offering of courses for the new college. I am in awe of the time and effort they have willingly given, with over 150 attendances.

You will notice the new name for the recovery college, which came about as a result of the perceived barriers of the words recovery (related to addiction only) and college (academia and previous negative experience) NT LIFE was created; LIFE representing Learning Insights From Everybody – signifying contribution, collaboration hope and inclusiveness.

I hope we have included all the information a potential student or volunteer would require prior to engaging with us. However, any contribution for improvement, from you would be well received.

We have created the initial prospectus allowing you to share it as a whole or print off specific pages and share.

We are enrolling now and details of how to do that are included in the prospectus: direct email or phone call to make an appointment for a 1:1

Download the prospectus here. Please share where you feel relevant.

Thank you so much.

Please find details below of new sessions starting at NT Life Recovery College.

Sessions are free and open to North Tyneside residents age 18 plus.

Limited places available – book by contacting Ali Donkin, ali.donkin@voda.org.uk, (0191) 643 2628.

Ali Donkin

North Tyneside Recovery College Worker

North Tyneside Voluntary Organisations Development Agency (VODA), Queen Alexandra Campus, Hawkeys Lane, North Shields, NE29 9BZ.

Please note that I only work Monday to Wednesday so I may not reply on other days of the week. If your matter is important please see the phone number below and speak with VODA directly.

Tel: (0191) 643 2628

E-mail: ali.donkin@voda.org.uk

Web: www.voda.org.uk