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How can I join?

  • We are a self-referral service. There are two ways to join:
  • Students can register with the college by filling in a registration form. You can download this here, complete and send it to us via email (elft.thrc@nhs.net) or post (please see above). If you prefer you can drop into the Recovery College during office hours, to fill in a form in person. You only need to fill this in once.
  • You can also directly apply to attend a course with us. Please click here to access our website. On our website you will be able to browse our selection of courses and workshops. You can apply to attend a course of your interest. Upon attending a course at the Tower Hamlets Recovery College, you will be able to complete the enrolment process in person.

I am apart of the Bengali and Somali Community, can I also join the Tower Hamlets Recovery College?

To be added

I am a young adult, is there anything on offer for me at the Tower Hamlets Recovery College?

To be added

When do courses run?

The Recovery College is open for three 8-10 week terms a year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) and we deliver at least 20 courses per term.

What can the Tower Hamlets Recovery College offer me?

All our educational workshops and courses are co-designed and co-delivered by trained tutors who have lived experience of mental health challenges and trained tutors who work in mental health and wellbeing services. We call this co-production. 

Courses cover a range of areas that might support recovery; including tools and approaches to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your experiences and the experience of others, education about mental and physical health, helpful tips on practical life skills, how to get more involved in educational and vocational opportunities, how to be a more recovery orientated practitioner and how to support other people’s recovery journeys. 

Everybody learns from one another because courses are co-received by students who have experienced mental health difficulties and students who have not. This co-learning adds to the richness of the educational experience.

Courses provide people with a chance to learn more about mental health recovery and wellbeing so that they can lead more independent and hopeful lives, or better support other people to do so. Attending courses may also contribute to your personal learning and development or your CPD (Continuous Professional Development) and revalidation portfolio.