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What is the Recovery College?


Thurrock Recovery College is an exciting, new well-being service , which is free, confidential and about YOU, Thurrock’s communities and residents.

The Recovery College provides a relaxed, informal educational approach to well-being and recovery. We create a safe place where people can come together to learn ways to live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.

The Recovery College is a partnership between Inclusion Thurrock – part of the NHS, Thurrock Mind – a charity with a proud tradition of helping those experiencing difficulties with their mental health, and finally the students of the college.

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What is Shared Learning?

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 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 recognize that life is not lived through a text book.

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 well-being.

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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 are 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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