13 Jun

Recovery Colleges

Tyneside Recovery College

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.

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.

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.

Follow NT LIFE on Facebook for regular updates.

Download a copy of the 11:11 Mindfulness 5 Minute Journal here.

This has been so kindly provided for NT LIFE Recovery College by Alice Cosgrove our wonderful Positive Language and Mindfulness facilitator.

Alice has asked me to share with anyone whom it may benefit. As I’m conscious of how much effort and heart everyone is putting into our work at the moment I wanted to remind you all of taking time for your own self care.

You may have clients, family members and friends who could benefit from this too so please share.

NT LIFE stepping into summer

As we step into summer NT LIFE has a new timetable. This follows the success of the Spring timetable that saw Ali, 9 Volunteers and the Newcastle United Football Foundation delivering 13 different sessions each week to over 50 students for over 100 hours of access each week.

Six weeks on, a short break and we are looking to roll out the same programmes again so people have the opportunity to further their development and also to welcome new students.

The new timetable will run over June and July and we will be opening up enrolments during this time by introducing some enrolment days.

We have a diverse range of courses to be accessed including:

  • Arts and Craft
  • Creative Writing for Identity
  • Emotional Recovery Tool Kit
  • DBT Skills
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • DB Cuppa T Support Group
  • Mindfulness and Relaxation
  • Digital Creative Arts
  • Confidence Building

Please keep an eye out on our Facebook page for updates.

Spaces are limited, for social distancing purposes. We will confirm your place once you have registered. Please allow up to 5 days for a response.
If we are unable to accommodate you, on any of your chosen courses, we will add your name to the next available delivery of that course and keep you updated.

To book your place please see the last page of this document, where we have placed the links to the registration forms. Complete the registration form and we will confirm your booking within 5 working days.

If you have any queries please contact Ali Donkin via email: ali.donkin@voda.org.uk

Please note: we aim to ensure your safety, therefore we have Covid 19 Safety Precautions in operation. We will send a copy of these with your joining instructions and confirmation

Ali Donkin

North Tyneside Recovery College Worker

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

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

Web: www.voda.org.uk