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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
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Recovery College for All

Welcome to Recovery College for All. Recovery College for All believes that learning together makes us stronger. Recovery College for All offers a range of co-produced sessions that are designed and facilitated by individuals with experience of living with mental health difficulties alongside healthcare professionals. All our sessions are open to BSMHFT service users, their families, carers and supporters, Trust colleagues and Trust members over the age of 18.

Defining features of our recovery college:

  • You don’t need formal qualifications to attend, just choose the courses or sessions that interest you
  • Our sessions are co-designed and co-facilitated by those with lived and professional experience of mental health challenges
  • We operate on educational principles (rather than clinical diagnoses or symptom management)
  • We have a mixed learning environment – service users, families and carers and Trust staff learn together
  • All our sessions are quality assured and are recovery-focused
  • Access to trained Peer Support Workers to support you with your recovery college goals


Hope – continuing presence of the possibility to pursue personal goals

Opportunity – to build a life beyond mental illness

Choice – knowing that we have options and a sense of control over our lives

Recovery College for All Prospectus 2022–23
Recovery College For All  May - August 2023

94% of our students who attended sessions in our first term said they had learnt a new skill and developed a deeper understanding of recovery.


Contact us

Recovery College for All
Uffculme Centre
52 Queensbridge Road
B13 8QY

0121 301 3992


What is recovery?

Recovery is a journey towards mental wellbeing, and a sense of purpose and hope in life, with or without symptoms of mental illness.

Everyone’s journey of recovery is unique and personal to them. So it’s really only you who can define your own recovery journey.

We know there is no formula for recovery, but there does appear to be three things critical factors: hope; control, and; opportunity. To find out more, please click here

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