Our free recovery college courses focus on helping you recognise and make use of your talents and resources.

We aim to assist you in exploring your possibilities and developing your skills, to allow you to manage your own life.

The five principles of our recovery college courses are:

  • Make sense of and find meaning in what has happened in your life
  • Become an expert in your own self-care
  • Build a new sense of self and purpose in life
  • Discover your own resourcefulness and potential
  • Pursue your aspirations and goals.

Everyone’s road to recovery is different, as individual as the person who is on that journey. 

There are no rules of recovery, no right or wrong answers or feelings. 

Recovery is about growth and re-establishing identity.  It includes reducing isolation, challenging stigma, and facing the difficulties that mental health can present.

Our recovery college courses are open to all, including carers, family, friends, staff and professionals.

Courses take place in several locations and online, to make it easy to find one near to you.

The courses on offer change from term to term. For details of our upcoming courses, please see below.

Courses are free, but spaces may be limited, so if you are interested, please Enrol Today.

Or, if you have any questions, just Get in Touch – we would love to hear from you.

New Horizons - Course Content

We have a new timetable every term so check back regular for updates

a Time table of our Spring recovery college Knowing Myself starts - 15/01/24 for 4 weeks 9.30am - 12pm Microsoft Teams online. Mental Health & Wellbeing starts - 17/01/24 for 4 weeks 9.30pm - 12pm New Horizons Centre, Aberdare. Resilience Skills starts 19/02/24 for 3 weeks 9.30am - 12pm Microsoft Teams online. Assertiveness Skills starts - 21/02/24 for 3 weeks 9.30am - 12pm New Horizons Centre, Aberdare.

Recovery College Courses 

Mental Health & Wellbeing:

Understand the concept of mental health and wellbeing. Understand how different factors affect mental health and wellbeing. Understand how stereotyping impacts on mental health and wellbeing. Understand where to get support and help.

Assertiveness Skills:

Understand assertiveness. Define assertiveness. Outline a range of assertiveness techniques. Outline the benefits of using assertiveness rather than aggressive or passive behaviour. Be able to use assertiveness techniques. Use assertiveness techniques. Identify experiences where assertiveness has been used to help a situation.

Managing Anxiety:

Understand the terms 'anxiety' and 'panic attack'. Know causes of anxiety. Know symptoms of anxiety. Understand how anxiety can affect the individual and the individual’s friends and family. Understand how different ways of thinking and behaving can affect anxiety. Understand how anxiety can be managed.

Resilience Skills

Understand resilience and its impact on day to day life, learn why its important to develop your own resilience skills and how to develop your own resilience skills.