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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Recovery College for All Strategy 2018-2021
More information on Recovery College for All

Welcome to our Recovery for All site

Recovery for All

We want to bring together service users, families, friends and staff to work with us and help us to achieve recovery for all.

We recognise that everyone is on their own journey and the challenges we have are part of what makes us unique and interesting. Sometimes the journey can be hard and we are here to give you the support you need. Maybe you feel positive about your recovery journey and would like to share your experience. 

We would love to hear from you through our Recovery for All forum, and to invite you join us in our aim of encouraging everyone in their recovery journey. 

Meet Dr Katherine Allen, Lead for Recovery and Service User, Carer and Family Experience.

What is recovery?

What does recovery mean to you? We are all unique, and so are our experiences of recovery. Recovery is about YOU living a full and satisfying life, in the presence or absence of symptoms. 

The recovery journey for someone with a mental health problem is about living hopefully and taking control over your problems and your life.  Your steps towards recovery will involve building a new sense of self, meaning and purpose and growing beyond what has happened to you, as well as pursuing your dreams and ambitions.

Recovery for All activities

We have a range of recovery-focused activities that are available.  Our aim is to inspire hope in recovery, create opportunities and give you choices of different, recovery-focused activities.

If you would like to find out more details, or get in touch with the team, please call 0121 301 3992 or email bsmhft.recoverycollege@nhs.net.

Mental Health Natters podcast

Introducing the Mental Health Natters podcast. Click on the image below to find out more. 

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Recovery for All Blog

Introducing the Recovery for All Blog. Click on the image below to find out more.

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Recovery for All Forum

Recovery for All activities have moved into the digital world!

Recovery for All Forum is a monthly meeting, held on the first Friday of the month at 10.30am–12.00pm using the Microsoft Teams platform. It is a place to meet with others to talk about all things recovery. Find out more and see upcoming dates

Tea and Chat with your peers

Tea and Chat with your peers is just that, make yourself a cup of tea and log on for an hour to connect with your peers on the Microsoft Teams platform. 

You will be welcomed and supported by our Peer Support Workers. Currently running every other Tuesday at 3.00pm, please email us: bsmhft.recoveryforall@nhs.net for more details. 


Meet the team

Meet Dr Katherine Allen, Lead for Recovery and Service User, Carer and Family Experience.

Anne Glover, Recovery Improvement Lead

Steve Shaw, Recovery Development Worker

Jennifer McCalla, Recovery for All Business Manager

Evie Hogshaw, Recovery, Participation and Experience Team Administrator

Justine Lovell, Recovery Peer Support Worker

Garry Edgington, Recovery Peer Support Worker

Eugene Egan, Transitions Peer Support Worker