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, to make it easy to find one near to you.

The courses on offer change from term to term. For details of our Autumn 2021 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 Autumn ’21



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. Understand how to develop an individual’s resilience. Be able to develop resilience skills.

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.

Anger Management: Understand how emotions can affect behaviour. Know how anger can affect society. Understand biological changes in relation to anger. Be able to use an anger management technique.

Confidence Building: Understand the meaning of confidence. Give examples of what confidence means. Identify personal examples of high and low confidence and the associated experiences. Understand ways to increase self esteem. Identify characteristics of: • assertive behaviour • passive behaviour • aggressive behaviour. Identify ways of increasing self esteem.

All courses due to the Covid 19 Coronavirus are online, using moodle and vscene