Stephanie has been Head of the College since November 2018. Stephanie is excited about building on the College’s successes so far, widening the variety of courses on offer and reaching even more students. Stephanie lives in a village in Oxfordshire and loves cycling around the countryside, baking bread and  cakes,  and acting in local plays. Before joining the College she worked mostly in parenting charities, as well as bringing up five children of her own. She lends her experience as a tutor on various courses, including Parenting in Recovery, Understanding Depression, and the Recovery College Induction.

Nell has been the College Coordinator since November 2019, having first started out with the College as the Administrator in March, and completing her Tutor Training in Spring 2019.

Before joining the College, following the completion of her undergraduate degree in Psychology, Nell spent time working with young adults in a Special Education Needs setting, and worked as a volunteer with Restore, the mental health charity in Oxford. Nell is passionate about working within mental health, using her lived experience and educational background in her day to day role. As Coordinator, Nell focuses on the timetabling of the courses each term, leading on College promotion including producing prospectuses, newsletters, and videos.

In her spare time, Nell enjoys playing football, cycling and walking her miniature dachsund.

Clare joined the college in 2018 as a student and went on to complete the Tutor Training in May 2019.

Clare joined the core team in November 2019 as the College Administrator and loves every aspect of her role within the college, she shares her lived experience of Mental Health and tutors on a variety of courses such as Understanding Anxiety, Understanding Mental Health and Understanding Depression. In her spare time Clare enjoys spending time with her family including her dog. 

If you would like to book onto any of the Recovery College courses, please contact Clare at the College on: contactORC@restore.org.uk 

 

Debbie joined the College as Tutor Coordinator in July 2020.

The Tutor Coordinator oversees the welfare and work of our Tutors, runs the recruitment process for new Tutors and supervises course development.

If you’re interested in becoming a Tutor, or would like any information about tutoring with the College then please get in touch with Debbie at: debbie.bark@restore.org.uk

Debbie has worked in education for over twenty years and brings lived experience to her work at the Recovery College. In her spare time she likes to walk with her dog and read. Debbie also enjoys being creative and spending time with family and friends.

I first became aware of the Recovery College in 2016 as a member of Restore and signed up for their courses soon after. As a student I attended most of the courses on offer throughout 2017/2018 and was inspired and encouraged to become a tutor.

I became a tutor in 2018 and have gone on to tutor on and develop a wide variety of courses for the college as an expert by experience.

I have recently taken up the position of Recovery Innovations Coordinator within the College and also across Restore. This new and exciting role will see the college engage and explore new content with new groups and new areas to develop accessible digital and in person content throughout the College.

In my spare time I have a passion for cooking from my time working as a chef and occasionally am lucky enough to incorporate this into some of our Recovery College courses. I also like to use the gym and exercise when I can as this is integral to both my physical and mental wellbeing.

I feel very lucky to able to do what I do, and as a former student and service user I am passionate about paying forward the help and support that I have received through my work at the College.

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