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Recovery College - timetable

Classroom Courses Sept - Dec 2021

Our timetable for Sept-Dec 2021 will be available on this page on Monday 26th July. We will also have a range of sessions next term specifically designed for Friends, Family & Carers so keep your eyes peeled for these.

Open Days - 27th - 29th July

To support the new timetable we'll be running three telephone based Open Days at the end of the month, where our trainers will be available on the phone to explain our courses and help callers figure out the rights ones for them.

There is no need to book, simply call us on:

Tel:               0203 513 4800

Times:          10am – 12pm          &        1.30pm – 3.30pm


  • Tue 27th July

  • Wed 28th July

  • Thur 29th July

If anyone is unsure about making a call, maybe think about including family, friends or carers on the call to provide support.

How to book

To book a course you need first 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.

In line with COVID guidance and with the added factor of community venue access, some course may be relocated or will be delivered via MS Teams at short notice.  Please pay close attention to the timetable and your booking confirmation to ensure you know where/how your course is being delivered.

For sessions delivered in person, numbers per class have been reduced and we are asking those attending classes to wear a face covering during the lesson.


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.


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.

Bookings are on a first come first served basis, and we refresh the timetable regularly, so check back to see what's coming up in future weeks.
Click here to find out more about what each of our webinars cover.

Wed 21st July Understanding Mood Stabilisers  2pm - 3pm
Mon 26th July Acceptance 2pm - 2.45pm
Thur 29th July Stress Management 2pm - 3pm



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.









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Register as a student

Enrolling for a course at South West London Recovery College is easy.

Online registration form

If you would like a form sent to you, or you’d prefer to chat to someone face to face simply call us or come along to the college and we can take you through the registration process.

Once we have your registration details we will be in touch to confirm your place/s by email (where an address has been supplied) and post.

We recommend you attend one of our regular Open Days, which are held in each borough. Here, you can talk to your local college trainers who can recommend and signpost courses that best meet your needs.

If you have any queries please Email or call us on: 020 3513 5818


Courses are available for people in the following groups:

  • Anyone currently using our services (there are some exceptions so please contact us to check first)

  • Anyone discharged from our services in the past 12 months (as above)

  • Supporters (family, friends or carers) of people who use our services or people who have been discharged from SWLSTG services within the past 12 months

  • Our staff (some restrictions apply – please check the course timetable  for details)

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About our Courses

Our classroom courses

Courses for April - July will now be delivered in the classroom, with some exceptions. Due to venue availabiity, Merton courses have either been relocated to the College or will be delivered online 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 ten 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. We will also continue with the support telephone line manned by our trainers, who are on hand to help answer any questions you may have.

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.

What’s next?

No matter what format you’ve chosen, once you’ve had a chance to absorb the content, our team of Trainers and Peer Trainers are available on 0203 513 4800 to discuss any aspects of the course further. They’ll be on hand during the hours below to deliver a support session to answer questions, discuss the various tools and techniques that you can try, and help you to develop coping strategies that work for you.
















There’s no need to book in advance, just call any time between the hours shown and our team will be on hand to help. Please note that trainers will only be able to offer you a 20 minute slot each day in order to offer support to as many students as possible.

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



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What we do

Your recovery is at the heart of all our plans.

We use a recovery-based approach to encourage people to become experts in their own self-care and wellbeing. Our courses give students the tools to make informed choices, become experts in their own recovery, and to help them do the things they want to in life.

 We have a library and computers to use at our base at Springfield Hospital and we welcome students to use this area to study.

You can do as little or as much as you like at the College, but generally, the more you put in, the more you get out, but you don't have to take our word for it.  Here's a letter from one of our previous students, detailing where life has taken him since leaving the college. 



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