The Trust’s Recovery Academy provides a range of free educational courses and resources for people with mental health and substance misuse problems, their families and carers as well as health care professionals.
All of our courses focus on supporting people with their recovery and promote good health and wellbeing. The courses are useful if you are looking to increase your knowledge and understanding of mental health, improve your mental wellbeing, or simply want to meet new people while learning something new.
Who runs the courses?
The courses are co-written and co-delivered by professionals and people with mental health or substance misuse problems in order to recognise with equal importance both professional expertise and lived experience and promote our philosophy of shared learning.
Who can attend?
The Recovery Academy offers courses to:
- Anyone who is experiencing mental health or substance misuse problems
- Their supporters (family, friends and loved ones)
- Trust staff, volunteers and students on placement
- Health Care Professionals
All our courses are free, but you need to register and sign our Student Charter before attending.
What sorts of courses are available?
Courses vary in length from one-off workshops to those that take place weekly for a number of weeks.
Courses currently on offer come under one of five categories: Lived Experience, Supporting Recovery, Taking Back Control, Developing Knowledge and Life Skills and Getting Involved with the Academy. The range of courses available each term will vary as the academy responds to the demands of its students.
View the course list HERE.
Where are the courses held?
Our courses are held in a range of venues, from community centres and hospitals to learning centres and theatres in the locations we deliver services across Greater Manchester.
If you would like to get involved in co-producing and delivering a course, please get in touch. For further information, please see the Course Booking page.
How to register and book on a course
The first time you book on one of our courses, you will be asked to complete a student registration form which will ask for your name, background, contact details and any specific requirements in relation to the support you may need.
An online student registration form and course booking form are available on the Course Booking page. You will also be asked to sign our Student Charter which provides details of what you can expect from us, and what we can expect from you in terms of attendance and behaviour.
We will send you confirmation of your place, with full details of course learning outcomes, start and finish times, course venue and tutor etc. once we have received your booking.
If you are interested in attending a course and would like more information, advice or support, please get in touch by emailing email@example.com or calling us on 0161 358 1771.