I have learnt new ways to be and stay healthy and also some coping strategies and mechanisms to help manage my enthusiasm and confidence to be able to do things in my life.
I first joined the Recovery College in January 2019 after it was recommended to me. After years of ill health and being in and out of work, I decided to give it a go. I was truly welcomed and embraced with open arms despite me believing that I would be judged and labelled before people got to know me. Within the first few weeks, I truly felt at peace and that I should make the most of this opportunity and accept that the Recovery College was going to play a part in my recovery.
I have completed a few courses so far, namely ‘Eat Well, Be Well’ and the ‘Expert Patient Programme’. Both these courses really helped me to focus on the tools I need to get better, psychologically, mentally and physically. I have learnt new ways to be and stay healthy and also some coping strategies and mechanisms to help manage my enthusiasm and confidence to be able to do things in my life.
The tutors are absolutely wonderful and extremely friendly, they make you feel valued and respected. My confidence and self-esteem has risen considerably since starting my journey here at the Recovery College. I recommend others to come here. A big thank you to all fellow students/learners and tutors for the support given to me.
"Being at the Recovery College has made me confident in myself and has made me value myself more. It has helped me realise I can do stuff and the courses help me to get out"