Recovery College Cornwall
Laura, a Recovery College Cornwall learner discusses the challenges she has faced and her experiences at the college.
My journey whilst at the Recovery College has been hugely beneficial and rewarding to me. I came to the Recovery College as I had hit a rough patch in my life around Christmas time. I felt completely lost, with lack of confidence and had no idea which direction I wanted to go in. I was in a bad place, full of uncertainty, which was impacting on me and my family.
I’m so glad I reached out for help. When I started the courses, I felt like I had a purpose. It was new to me doing mental health course through skype, and to start with I was very sceptical. My fears were soon squashed, the ease of accessing the help in this way was great. I could even keep my pyjama bottoms on and no one knew. Full comfort for learning.
The courses were great. I have previously received a lot of mental health help but I had forgotten many of the skills. The Recovery College courses reinstated to me tools I already knew, but new ones as well. Becky my support worker has been incredible. During the course I had a huge trauma happen within my life. Becky was so understanding and gave me the time and support I needed to cope with this. Now coming out the other side I have purpose, I feel super settled and I’m back in a positive mindset. Becky has guided me at the right times and I am now currently undertaking a Level 2 in Awareness of Mental Health course.
All this has happened due to my mental health deteriorating. It just shows with having the right incredible support around you, you really can achieve anything in life.
Working alongside the Recovery College has been very helpful.
Andrew interviews Jamie, the Recovery College Cornwall manager about his career, his role and much more.
Peer Mentor Andrew discusses mental health techniques and more with Julia, one of the Recovery College Cornwall's Community Trainers.
In this video, Andrew continues with his team interviews by interviewing Tracey, one of the Recovery College Cornwalls' Community Trainers.
In this video, Andrew, one of the Recovery College Cornwall Peer Mentors interviews Nick, a Recovery College Learning Support Worker about the pandemic and what the past year has meant to him.
In this short film Andrew interviews Sarah about the pandemic, the last year and moving forward
In this short film, Andrew interviews Becky about the pandemic, and going forward
In this short film, Susan talks to Sarah, of the Recovery College's Learning Support Workers about her experiences with the college
A Learner talks to Lowenna in a Q&A session regarding their experiences with Recovery College Cornwall.
In this short film, Marc discusses his personal experiences with Recovery College Cornwall with Lowenna, one of our Learning Support Workers
In this moving testimonial a Recovery College Cornwall learner describes their mental ill health, their recovery journey and the role RCC played.
The Recovery College has helped me gain confidence in myself to talk to new people...
In this short film, Andrew one of the Recovery College Cornwall's Peer Mentors interviews Lowenna, one of the Learning Support Workers about her work.
In this short video Tracey, one of RCC's Community Trainers talks to the newest Peer Mentors about the recovery journey, and those crucial 1st steps.
In this short video Andrew talks to Lowenna, Learning Support Worker about his on-going journey and his emerging role as a trained Peer Mentor with Recovery College Cornwall
In this short video Joanne talks to Becky, one of our Learning Support Workers about her experiences with Recovery College Cornwall, and her next steps on her road to recovery.
In this short video the amazing Kat talks about her journey, her next steps and the way in which Recovery College Cornwall has supported her.
After experiencing months of debilitating stress my GP referred me to Pentreath, who suggested I enrol with the Recovery College Cornwall (RCC) as they believed the courses would help me.
In this short video Becky, one of our Learning Support Workers talks to Karen about her experiences with Recovery College Cornwall.
In this short video Mim, a Recovery College learner, discusses her experiences with Julia, one of our Community Trainers.
In this short video from our YouTube channel, Julie talks to Nick, one of our Learning Support Workers' about her experiences with Recovery College Cornwall
In this short video from our YouTube channel, Sam a learner with Recovery College Cornwall discusses her experience of Recovery College with our Employment Coach, Lisa
In this video from our YouTube channel, Sarah a learner talks to Sarah, one of our Learning Support Workers about her experiences with Recovery College Cornwall
In this short video from our YouTube channel, Nick one of our Learning Support Workers talks to Rob about his experiences with Recovery College Cornwall.
In this short video from our YouTube channel, Shannon talks to Becky, one of our Learning Support Workers about his experiences with Recovery College Cornwall.
In this short video from our YouTube Channel, Andrew a leaner with Recovery College Cornwall talks to Tracey one of our Community Trainers' about his experiences with the college.
In this short video Kat, a learner with Recovery College Cornwall discusses her experiences with Skype, the courses and more!
The Recovery College has been 6 weeks of learning & making friends with tutors & others.
I had a brilliant time at Recovery College, everyone is very nice and the courses are extremely fun.
Thank you for this totally fantastic journey that has been the recovery college.
I have been in recovery from a toxic relationship and off sick for a while.
Recovery College helped me overcome the challenges I have to face in my life.
I started recovery college because I wanted to get ready for a course that I am going to attend, and I felt like I would need some training or at least a refresher in how to deal with...
I would like to day that the help that I am recieving from Recovery College is vital to me.
When I started I felt anxious, but it has been amazing.
When I first came here I wasn’t sure...
Being a part of Recovery College has really opened my eyes...
I’ve really enjoyed coming to college...
So pleased that we discovered Recovery College, what a find!
I have gained my independence back...
It’s been fun...
From the outset...
I feel this has raised my confidence!...
When I first started going to the Recovery College I was incredibly anxious..
I have been very fortunate to be involved with the Recovery College Cornwall (RCC) from the outset...
If you feel that you need to talk to someone urgently then please call the 24/7 Cornwall mental health helpline on 0800 0385 300. You can call for free, any time of day or night, if you are worried about your own or someone else’s mental health. The team behind the 24/7 telephone service will listen to you and determine how best to help. Alternatively, please call the Samaritans on 116 123.