Thurrock Recovery College is a partnership between Inclusion (part of Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust), Thurrock and Brentwood Mind (a local charity), Essex Partnership University NHS Trust and the students of the college.

We offer a wellbeing service which is free, confidential and all about YOU  Thurrock’s communities and residents.

The Recovery College is all about providing a relaxed and informal educational approach to wellbeing and recovery for people who experience difficulties with, or have an interest in, mental health and wellbeing. We create a safe place where people can come together to learn ways to live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives. Our belief is that recovery is a journey of discovery, to find hope, happiness, health and opportunities.

You do not need any qualifications or experience to attend Thurrock Recovery College. All of our courses are free of charge and open to anyone, aged 18 and over and residing in Thurrock, or working in a caring or professional role with Thurrock residents.

The shared learning approach

Shared learning is about people coming together in a safe environment to learn from each other.

We aim to provide the space and tools to empower students to live more fulfilling lives. Our opportunities are open to anyone aged 18 and over who lives or works in the Thurrock community.

Recovery can be hard on your own, but together, we are more able to learn and discover a meaningful life. As human beings, we all experience our own personal recovery journeys and we can benefit greatly from sharing and learning from each other in a safe and equal place.

  • Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.

    - Benjamin Franklin

What is co-production?

All of our courses are developed and delivered in partnership by people with lived experience of the topic (Peer Workers) and someone with a professional background. We recognise that life is not lived through a textbook.

Our Peer Trainers will use their own experiences to support and inspire students in their recovery journey. This model of shared learning and co-production is at the heart of the Thurrock Recovery College and allows for rich and diverse perspectives on wellbeing.

Frequently asked questions

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