Oxfordshire Recovery College

The Oxfordshire Recovery College uses a ‘hub and spoke model’. All the courses that are delivered across Oxfordshire on behalf of the college are the Recovery College ‘spokes’. The Recovery College administration operates through a central ‘hub’ which comprises of the core Recovery College team and admissions office.  This is based at  Restore, which is the lead partner for the recovery college.  We currently provide courses and workshops across Oxfordshire at four different locations – Oxford, Banbury, Abingdon and Witney.

Watch one of our Recovery College Tutors and Oxford Health Project Manager Lead talk about our work:

All college courses and workshops are co-produced and co-delivered by tutors with personal and tutors with professional experience of mental health problems. 

Who can argue against the power of collaboration between peer and clinician when you see with your own eyes people living their dreams and having hope because of it?

We learn from each other and we inspire each other to help students on their road to recovery. You see the positive change in students – becoming the people they want to be.

(ImROC, 2012)

All courses and workshops are open to individuals with lived experience, carers and volunteers and staff of the Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership.

The college follows an adult education model and we aim to deliver a responsive, peer led education and training curriculum of recovery focused workshops and courses.

Students will have a say in what works for them, have a voice, be heard, and determine their own choices and opportunities in their recovery journey.

About Your Recovery College

An Educational Approach

    • Helps people recognise and make use of their talents and resources
    • Assists people in exploring their possibilities and developing their skills
    • Supports people to achieve their ambitions
    • Staff become coaches who help people find their own solutions
    • Students choose their own courses, work out ways of making sense of and finding meaning in what has happened.  Students become experts in managing their own lives (Recovery Colleges: Perkins, Repper, Rinaldi and Brown, 2012)[/toggle]

OMHP Partnership

​The Oxfordshire Mental Health Partnership is a new and exciting partnership that formally brings together six local mental health organisations from the NHS and the charity sector: Connection Floating Support, Elmore Community Services, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, Oxfordshire Mind, Response and Restore. We are signing up to working much more closely with each other and with people who have mental health problems to make it easier for people to get the best possible support when they need it.

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