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Recovery College

Who we are

The first Recovery College to be launched in the UK back in September 2010, we use a recovery-based approach to encourage people to become experts in their own self-care and wellbeing. Students are taught the tools and techniques they need to manage their conditions, while families, friends, carers and staff can gain a better understanding of mental health conditions and how to support people in their recovery journey.

Who is the service for

The college is open to adult trust service users, carers, family members, friends and trust staff.

Where to find us

Recovery College, Trinity Building

Telephone: 020 3513 5818

Our opening hours

Monday to Friday: 09.00am - 17.00pm

Library Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10.00am to 12.30pm & 13.30pm to 16.00pm

Who you might see / our staff

Our team is made up of peer trainers (people with lived experience of mental health challenges) and mental health professionals.

  • Manager: Jeremy Coutinho
  • Admin Lead: Andrea Luis
  • Marketing and Communications Officer: Lindsay Fox

What you can expect

When you visit the Recovery College you will be greeted in a warm, welcoming environment by people with an understanding of what you are going through and a passion for making the College work for you. 

  • We will deal with your enquiries in an efficient, professional and friendly manner
  • Provide information, guidance and advice on courses and programmes of study
  • Ensure quality courses that promote hope, opportunity and control
  • Provide access to library resources and the internet at the Recovery College hub at Springfield University Hospital
  • Provide support for your specific needs if you tell us about a disability or learning difficulty
  • Provide a safe and healthy study environment that is free from discrimination

During courses students will be given a break where they will be offered refreshments


We encourage people to self-refer by submitting a registration form, which can be found on our website here.  Alternatively you can contact the team by email and we’ll send you a copy of the form.


Courses are available for people in the following groups:

  • Anyone currently using Trust services (there are some exceptions so please contact us to check first)
  • Anyone discharged from Trust services in the past 12 months (as above)
  • Supporters (family, friends or carers) of people who use Trust services or people who have been discharged within the past 12 months
  • Our staff (some restrictions apply – please check the course timetable for details)