Recovery Learning – Co-Production – Lived Experience – Community Partnerships
Welcome to the Lancashire Recovery College website, we will keep this page updated with all the latest information about FREE learning opportunities for everyone in Lancashire and South Cumbria.
Our courses are co-designed, alongside people with lived experience and professionals by experience, to help you find accessible and fun health and wellbeing opportunities important to you.
We work alongside a range of community partners to bring you the very best opportunities in your local area. We want to help you make connections in your community and we’re able to signpost you to support when you need it. By working with a range of different partners, we hope to bring you opportunities that are relevant to you, your community and your recovery journey.
The courses we offer cover a range of topics linked to the 5 ways to wellbeing and may include subjects such as arts & crafts, understanding mental health conditions, managing symptoms, relaxation and learning about addictions. One of the courses, Nature to Nurture, will help us to connect with nature and explore eco-therapy techniques.
You can enrol with us and access our courses when you are ready, now from the comfort of your home. All courses are available to anyone 18+, please contact us if you are under 18 and we can signpost you to our colleagues in Young People’s services.
We have created a safe and friendly space for people to learn and share, if they wish, without feeling judged.
You won’t feel like you’re back in school, we are here to learn from each other and share our lived experience, when you are ready to. We value all experiences and see involvement and engagement as a means to learning and improvement of our services.
We couldn’t be a true Recovery College without YOUR help. By working alongside service users, carers, partners and community members, we can co-create opportunities people want to be part of. Our Volunteers are the back bone of our work, giving us true insight in to the lives and experiences of people using mental health services across Lancashire & South Cumbria.
Our courses are relatable and inspiring because we’ve been there and we really understand. We welcome everyone to get involved, check out our Volunteer opportunities and meet some of the team in our Volunteer section.
Enrolling with us easy, simply follow this link to our Eventbrite page and book your place on any of our current offers.
In light of current Government advice, we are unable to continue to offer workshops and courses in person at our sites. We are now developing a digital offer and will be uploading content as we produce it, please keep visiting us to see what we have been doing.
Free courses in Central Lancashire
Free courses are being run for people in Lancashire to help them keep, stay and live well as part of an exciting new project that is being run by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust along with their partners.
The courses, which are being run by the Lancashire Recovery College, cover a range of topics that also include sessions on artistic meditation, stress, how to relax and dealing with gambling. One of the courses, Wild Wellbeing, will be held at the picturesque Brockholes Nature Reserve with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to help people connect with nature.
The courses are free and available to anyone over the age of 18 with initial venues in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble. Courses will also be run in East Lancashire and then eventually cover the whole of Lancashire.
The Recovery College courses are a safe and friendly space for people to learn and share, if they wish, without feeling judged. They are also interactive and specially designed to make sure attendees do not feel they are back in school. Participants will be challenged to look inwards, and to reflect on how they perceive the world to enable them to break down barriers.
We are in the process of updating this website regularly, so you can find links and information to opportunities and information during COVID-19. Please keep checking back to see what we have been doing.