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Inspirational Words


The most beautiful people, are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths.

There persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life

That fills them with compassion, gentleness and a deep loving concern.


Beautiful people do not just happen.


–        Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Giving something back....?


Are you a creative mind….

Find yourself with lots of ideas but don’t know what to do with them….

Do you find yourself at a loose end from time to time….?

Have you considered volunteering at the Recovery College we have a variety of roles available that you might be interested in?

  • Be part of our student feedback groups and help with questionnaires
  • Volunteer in our main office
  • Help out with our social media profile
  • Be part of a team designing ideas for new upcoming courses
  • Gather information and resources
  • Take part in community promotions and engagement events as peer trainers

There are exciting opportunities’ for people to join our team and volunteer with the recovery college, we are in partnership with Thurrock Mind, a local charity. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can do this by contacting Thurrock Mind and enrolling as a volunteer. We offer training through Thurrock Mind and the Recovery College to develop existing and new skills and help people make the most of their potential. We are excited to work alongside Thurrock Mind which received an accreditation from Investors in Volunteers in October 2016.

We also have links with other community groups and organisations so this could be a stepping stone into another exciting opportunity elsewhere.

Volunteering can be a way for you to meet like-minded people, to give something back to your local community and to gain confidence and new skills, through volunteering many people go into paid roles through the knowledge they have imparted whilst giving their time and commitment for free.

Here is some feedback from formal volunteers:


  • 50% of formal volunteers got involved because they wanted to help people or improve things
  • 73% of formal volunteers said personal enjoyment was a very important benefit of volunteering
  • 74% of formal volunteers stated getting satisfaction from seeing the results of their voluntary activity to be the main benefit of being a volunteer
  • Most respondents felt that advertisements or articles in local newspapers would be the most effective way of promoting volunteering opportunities



Give us a call or drop us an Email to go through these options in more detail.

To find out more call 01375 898680 or go to



How we can help you

We aim to give you opportunities to discover that through using your strengths, abilities and resources you can lead a life that you find fulfilling and meaning.
Our courses are open to anyone over 18 years of age, who living, caring or working in the Thurrock area.


Events & Courses

Our courses are currently open to anyone who is over 18 and residing in Thurrock, or working in a caring or professional role with Thurrock residents. Simply enrol on the course’s page, and you will be contacted by us to arrange an Individual Learning Plan.

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You can find out more about our local services and some downloadable content

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