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.

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

Clare first joined the core team in November 2019 as the College Administrator and then changed roles to become the Student Support Officer, she loves every aspect of her role within the college, Clare was part of developing our Menopause and Mental Health course and shares her lived experience of Mental Health and tutors on a variety of courses such as Menopause and Mental Health, Understanding Anxiety, Understanding Mental Health and Understanding Depression. Clare became the Student Coordinator in September 2023 and is responsible for the Student Support Team, and continues her all-encompassing role supporting students on a daily basis, Clare is also responsible for overseeing the booking process and ensuring it runs efficiently and leads on all college promotion, in particular the design, production and distribution of course prospectuses and other promotional materials.

 In her spare time Clare enjoys spending time with her family including her dogs and reading.

If you would have any queries regarding enrolment, booking onto any of the Recovery College courses, or any other information please contact Clare at the College on: or call her on – Telephone – 01865 779613 – Work Mobile – 07512 190076

Debbie has worked in education for over twenty years and brings lived experience of mental ill health to her work at the Recovery College. Debbie joined the College as Tutor Coordinator in July 2020 and loves working as part of the ORC team.

Debbie likes walking in nature with her dog and loves the changing seasons. She’s also a keen follower of football and has recently learnt to ring church bells which she enjoys very much!

As Tutor Coordinator Debbie recruits, trains and supports our team of wonderful tutors. If you’re interested in joining ORC as a volunteer tutor, or would like any information about tutoring with the College, then please get in touch:

Steven 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, he attended most of the courses on offer throughout 2017/2018 and was inspired and encouraged to become a tutor.

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

He has 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 his spare time, he has a passion for cooking from his time working as a chef, and occasionally he is lucky enough to incorporate this into some of our College courses. He also likes to use the gym and exercise when he can as this is integral to both his physical and mental wellbeing.

He feels very lucky to able to do what he does, and as a former student and service user he is passionate about paying forward the help and support that he received through his work at the College.

Alice joined the Recovery College as a student in 2017 and completed her Tutor Training in 2018, initially volunteering with the ORC.

She now works as the Student Support Officer for the College. This involves working closely with newly enrolled students to ensure that they complete Individual Learning Plans and Inductions in a supported way. She is also a Tutor at the College and co-delivers courses such as Understanding Psychosis and Wellbeing and Work. Part of her role is also to co-facilitate the online Compass group which is another Restore offering.

In her spare time Alice enjoys reading, walking, watching films and singing.

Sally has volunteered as a Tutor at the Recovery College since March 2018, delivering a range of courses and co-producing a new Introduction to Mindfulness course. She was delighted to join the Core Team as a Student Support Officer in November 2023 and is looking forward to getting to know more students and supporting them on their recovery journeys as part of this role. 

Sally has previously worked for other local mental health organisations including Restore, Oxfordshire Mind and Tandem Befriending. She is also an accredited Mindfulness and Self-Compassion teacher and supervisor and leads regular group courses, retreats and mindful walks, many of which are free to attend (find out more about her mindfulness work here: She enjoys reading, cooking and walking in her spare time.
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