Recovery College Taster Sessions have successfully commenced!

The Recovery College is an exciting new initiative through the Tasmanian Mental Health Reform Program. Recovery Colleges bring together strengths and expertise from lived experience and subject/professional expertise in an inclusive learning environment. Colleges promote recovery at multiple levels: for each individual in their personal recovery journey, together as a learning community and driving organisations towards systems change.  Everyone is welcome in a Recovery College!

We are excited to share that the Recovery College Taster Sessions commenced on Wednesday, 3rd of August and enrolments have exceeded capacity! These ‘taster sessions’ have been co-produced by people with lived experience, people with clinical experience and people with education experience. Co-production is a key element in a Recovery College.

Students in the first class included internal staff members, consumers, peer support workers, students, teachers, and counsellors. This is a great example of how colleges provide learning
opportunities for everyone – people who experience mental health or social challenges, family, friends, consumers, staff or anyone with an interest in mental health and wellbeing.
Over the next month, classes will be running at the trial Recovery College Classroom at 2 Terry Street, Glenorchy to inform the formal opening of the college in November 2022. Topics at these
‘taster’ sessions include:

• What is Peer Work?
• What is Trauma & how to manage it
• Self-care for self, families & friends
• What is Recovery?
• What is a Recovery College?

For more information about the Recovery College or the trial sessions please contact, Deidre Tranter – deidre.tranter@ths.tas.gov.au

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