Recite Me

Need a translation? Visit health information in other languages. If you need urgent help, call NHS 111 - tell them you need a translator.

Need help finding us? Click here

  • If you need help with your mental health today, we’re here for you

    If you need urgent support today out of hours, you can visit an NHS Recovery Café in Tooting or Wimbledon. If you are anxious, low or stressed, NHS Talking Therapies offers a range of free confidential support.

    Find out more

  • workforus2022

    Join our Trust

    We believe that good staff and good patient experience go hand in hand and the people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.

    Find out more

  • Better Care: New animation highlights transformed support and access across adult community mental health services 

    As a leading mental health Trust, we have to adapt to make sure we continue to provide high-quality care to communities across South West London. 

    Find out more


Recovery College - timetable

Classroom Courses Jan - Mar 2024

Our timetable for Jan - Mar is now available to view here.We also have a range of sessions specifically designed for Friends, Family & Carers and a six session course on life after domestic abuse.

How to Book 

To book a course you first need to be registered with the college, which you can do by completing our online registration form. To find out if you’re eligible to register with the college check out our eligibility criteria first. We recommend that students chose no more than three courses to book at any one time.

Note: If you miss more than one session of a multi session course you may not be able to continue with the remaining sessions as it can be disruptive to other students. Please contact the college immediately after missing a session to check whether you can continue with your course. A decision will be made based on the complexity and sensitivity of that course.

Open Day

If you’re not sure where to start, we’re running a number of Open Days, where we will have a team of trainers and peer trainers on hand to guide you through the courses and help you to select the ones that are best suited to you. Details of our Open Days are below:


For those who prefer a classroom environment but want to learn from home, we run a number of interactive webinars each week via MS Teams. These are available to everyone (registered or not). Groups are limited to between 6 and 8 per session, so if you're interested in attending one of the sessions below just email us at, remembering to provide your full name and telephone number:  

Tue 5th Dec Mindful Breathing 2.00pm - 2.45pm
Thu 7th Dec Routines 2.00pm - 3.00pm


Bookings are on a first come first served basis and new sessions are advertised every Monday.  If you'd like to know more about what each of our webinars covers click here .


For those who wish to continue to learn from home, we will be continuing with our webinars, and of course the E-Learning Hub; a multi-media resource for all the latest online content the college has to offer. There's no need to be registered with the college to access this service.



Our face to face courses run over three terms each year. Each new timetable is published approximately one month before it begins:

If you have any queries about our courses and want to talk to someone to find out if they are suitable for you, please contact us.









My Toolbox for Wellbeing
















Mon 6 th July

Mindful Breathing

rc about our courses

About our Courses

Our classroom courses

The majority of our courses for Jan - Mar 2024 will now be delivered in the classroom, with some exceptions remaining online being delivered via MS Teams, so please pay close attention to the timetable when booking. 

Our courses are run by a practitioner trainer (eg Occupational Therapist, Nurse or Social worker) and a peer trainer (someone with lived experience of mental health issues).

The courses provide a safe, supported environment for you to learn and contribute to discussions when it feels right for you.

Courses vary from single sessions to sessions running from three to six weeks. All sessions are half day with a break.
We use a range of learning methods, including teaching and group work. We can also advise on support for anyone having difficulty accessing our courses. If you have any difficulties or disability our administrative team can support you with this.

Interactive webinars

For those who prefer a virtual classroom environment we run weekly webinars using MS Teams. Groups are limited to between 6-8 per session, so if you’re interested in attending click here to see what’s coming up and how to register.

Not ready to return to class?

We know that not everyone is ready to return to the classroom, and for these individuals we will continue to provide our Home Learning Service. 

The Recovery College E-Learning Hub is a multi-media resource for all the latest online content the college has to offer.

You can refine what you see by the type of content that works best for you. We have downloadable course content, videos, audio guides and blogs, as well as useful resource documents.

Don’t forget to check our website regularly as we’ll be posting regular updates as new courses become available.

If you have any questions about the home learning service, you can contact us by email at



rc how to register

Frequently asked questions

We know that it can be confusing when you start something new. You may have questions about our courses or about the college itself. Hopefully you will find answers to your questions below. If not, please contact the team who will be happy to talk to you.

Does it cost anything to attend a course?

Courses are free to all students registered with the Recovery College. To check if you qualify to register with the college see ‘How to Register’.

How long are the courses?

Courses range from a single 3 hr session up to and 8 session course (3 hrs a week, every week, on the same day). Our timetable will clearly show you how long each course is and how many sessions it includes.

How many people can I expect in a class?

Most of our courses have a maximum of 25 places available. Normally you can expect between 7 and 15 people turning up for each session, although there will be times when all 25 attend.

Is there homework?

Some of our courses include skills or exercises that you are asked to practice at home between sessions. I can be challenging but you’ll get the most out of your course if you manage to practice at home.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

No – our courses are about participation rather than note taking. On some courses the trainer will provide you with notes to take away with you.

Is this therapy?

No – the college teaches life skills and helps you to develop tools and techniques that will support you and allow you to take control of your own wellbeing.

Is it confidential?

Yes – you can talk about as much or as little as you want, although we’d encourage all students to participate during the class. The only reason we would have to discuss your details outside of class would be if we were given reason to worry about your safety or the safety of those around you.

How long can I keep coming to the college?

You can keep attending the college for 12 months after you have been discharged from a Trust team or service.

Can I do a course more than once if I feel I need to?

Yes – students do sometimes choose to repeat a course, particularly if they found it challenging the first time around. There are no blocks to repeating a course, however we do ask students to limit how often they repeat our most popular courses – this is to make sure new students get a fair chance to attend these courses as well.

What do I do if I simply don’t know where to start?

This is a common question, and the answer is really simple – come along to one of our open days. We hold these drop in sessions 6 times each year and they’re a great opportunity to chat with a trainer or peer trainer and figure out what courses would work best for you.

mental health and exercise

What is recovery?

One in four of us will suffer from a mental health problem at some time in our lives.

Being diagnosed with mental illness can be very frightening. Sometimes people can lose confidence in themselves and feel very alone and scared.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Recovery is possible for everyone.

In mental health, recovery is the process of rebuilding a satisfying, hopeful and contributing life with a diagnosis of mental health problems.

Recovery is a uniquely personal journey and can mean differnt things to different people.

As the journey is so personal and individual, no-one can tell you what you need to do. Many of the courses we offer will be of help, but over time you will work out, with support, what skills and learning is most important for your recovery.

Recovery often starts with the feeling of hope and our trainers are inspirational and skilled at embodying the principles of recovery.  It involves making sense of and finding meaning in what has happened, becoming an expert in your own self-care, building a new sense of self and purpose and discovering your own resourcefulness.




Latest News

Read more

Ways to Contact Us