Welcome to the Mid Essex Recovery College

  • Free courses and workshops that cover practical and creative topics, to support your mental health recovery.
  • A safe space to learn new skills or expand your existing skills.

What is the Mid Essex Recovery College?

We deliver courses in your local area and online via Microsoft teams.

Our courses support your mental health recovery, giving you:

All our courses are designed and delivered by people who have lived experience of mental health challenges and professionals with experience of working within mental health services.

Who is the Mid Essex Recovery College for?

How do I book my place on a course?

You can book your place by following the links in the Course Calendar and completing the booking form. You can also phone or email us and our friendly team will be happy to help you.

If you are new to the college, you will be asked to register with us when you book a course.
You will only need to do this once.

Once you have registered, you can book on to as many courses as you like.

Individual Learning
Plan (ILP)

You will be offered an opportunity to create an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to enhance and support your recovery and wellbeing during your time with the college.

An ILP Mentor will help you identify specific learning and recovery goals and allows you to reflect on your time with the College.

Courses and Workshops

Courses that explore mood, thinking and behaviour’s which will help to develop understanding and improve your recovery and wellbeing
Increase knowledge and skills of mental health and general wellbeing topics. Explore tools that support your own recovery journey or others in their recovery journey.

Physical activity can improve mental health and general wellbeing and support mental health recovery. These courses might take place in a classroom or outdoors setting

Creativity and self expression have positive effects on mental, emotional, and physical health, as they can relieve stress, anxiety, depression, anger and improve wellbeing.


I will definitely think about attending with other service users in the future as it really did feel like a safe and comfortable environment which is so important for them.


It was a real pleasure to attend the Recovery College today with a customer. Thank you for a lovely session and making my customer feel very welcome today.


Felt very positive after session and will be using everything learned in the session


Both trainers were very engaging, I can really see where the recovery college ethos and language is different to other training organisations. So appreciated the positivity and praise.


Both trainers went above and beyond to ensure this course was welcoming, non-judgemental and nurturing


This was the first course I have done. It was great, I felt welcomed and included and enjoyed it very much


Thank you so much, I 've found the course invaluable, the help and support has been amazing. I'm leaving feeling more confident.


I really appreciate the 'pass' or 'participate' ethos. As someone who really struggles in group environments, getting through the door can be a challenge in itself so thank you for this


The trainers that ran the course were extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and lovely! I found it to be a great workshop



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