Who's who in the Recovery College

Who are Course Facilitators?
Course Facilitators teach courses. They can be Recovery Coaches or professionals.

Who are Professionals?
The Recovery College is a partnership arrangement involving a range of organisations. Recovery College professionals may be employed by any of these organisations.

Some professionals in the Recovery College hold qualifications in areas such as Art, Dance, Occupational Therapy, Pilates Psychology or Yoga.

Who are Recovery Coaches?
Recovery Coaches  are experts by experience and have lived experience of:

  • A psychological, mental or physical health condition, or
  • Supporting somebody else with a psychological, mental or physical health condition.

As well as this, they:

  • Have shown that they have been able to maintain the management of their difficulties
  • Believe in the philosophy of recovery and share the wisdom of their own lived experience, inspiring hope and belief that recovery is possible
  • May still be, or have previously been, students at the Recovery College
  • Have an interest in working with people with psychological, mental or physical health condition or people who support somebody else with a psychological, mental or physical health condition
  • Support with various aspects of the Recovery College alongside professionals, for example development, facilitation and evaluation of courses, enrolment or prospectus and website content
  • May hold a paid or voluntary unpaid position
  • Receive training and supervision. We support the development of each Recovery Coach, for example helping them prepare for paid work in the future if this is their goal
  • Come from a range of backgrounds

The Recovery College offers people with lived experience opportunities to get involved as volunteers and as paid workers, for example with: development, facilitation and evaluation of courses; enrolment; prospectus and website content.

For further information or advice about getting involved with the Recovery College, please contact us.