Recovery College Cornwall
Our team is made up of experienced Community Trainers with a vast range of backgrounds and strengths. We have brought this all together to create the courses on offer, incorporating lived and life experience, in an effort to provide meaningful courses to encourage recovery.
Shelley is the Recovery College Learning Administrator, when not in work you will find her sea swimming, walking, or practising yoga.
Having taken over from the previous Administrator Shelley says ‘I have been impressed by the systems in place and by how well the team work together, how knowledgeable and how super friendly they are. The office is busy and varied which I love, having been an Office Manager in a manufacturing company and then working for the University of Wolverhampton within the Health and Wellbeing Faculty, it is lovely to be part of a close knit supportive, super talented team, backed up by the brilliance of colleagues at Pentreath Ltd.
I am proud to be a part of The Recovery College, to help people manage their mental health and work towards their goals in life.’
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With a background in education, health and wellbeing support Nick has been a part of Pentreath for just over a year before moving across to join us here at Recovery College Cornwall as a Community Trainer. Nick is passionate about providing learning opportunities to aid mental recovery and believes “the biggest resource we have in our recovery is ourselves”.
I would say that people (and the natural environment) have been at the heart of my career.
I had a great time completing an Environmental Biology Degree in Liverpool, then worked in conservation engaging people with their environment. I then managed Social and Therapeutic Garden Projects for people of all ages and abilities (people with learning disabilities, mental ill health, physical disabilities, substance misuse issues and a mix of many of those situations) I moved to work with vulnerable teenagers supporting them develop their own skills, confidence and knowledge to make successful transitions to independence and adulthood. Alongside this I trained and practiced as a swimming teacher – which I returned to when living here in Cornwall. I then moved to Cornwall and worked with vulnerable Children and their families. Over the last few years I have happily returned to swimming teaching and dog walking exploring Cornwall in all weathers – especially the beaches …until I was lucky enough to join the Recovery College Cornwall as a Community Trainer – which I am loving being a part of the Recovery College Team.
Tracey is the Curriculum Development Co-ordinator and a Community Trainer. “Empowerment comes from within, you just have to find where it lives. Here at Recovery College Cornwall we aim to provide you with the tools be the author of your own recovery.” Tracey has a background in education and teaching, she has been working with adults in the community for Pentreath since March 2017 and is super excited to be teaching and engaging with people’s recovery as a community trainer. “It is an honour to be able to be a part of peoples recovery journey”
Julia is the Project Manager and has a background in education with young people with learning disabilities and autism, as well as community development and health and wellbeing. ‘There are some amazing opportunities for the learners and workers alike with Recovery College and I feel fortunate to be part of it.’ Julia has been with the Recovery College since September 2019.
Lisa is the Employment Specialist and Community Trainer within the Recovery College. Having previously worked with Domestic Abuse victims she is very passionate about empowering learners to help them take control of their own recovery and to help them move on with their lives and back in to employment . “I feel very fortunate to be a part of such an amazing talented team within the Recovery College”.
Jen is a Recovery College Community Trainer for Pentreath. She has 10 years’ experience in the mental health and wellness industry, most recently working towards completing her MA in Teaching Mindfulness based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Jen regularly teachers MBSR in the community, 1:1, to groups, and in the workplace.
When not working you can find her in the sea, on her yoga mat, or discovering new corners of the coastal path with her dog Zelah.
Having been a student with the Recovery College Cornwall before becoming a volunteer peer mentor and now an employed Recovery College Cornwall Peer Mentor, I hope I can bring a different insight through lived experience to how we can support our amazing learners for the best outcomes for them.
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Allye originally started her career as a forensic social worker before becoming a trainer, and has a long background in education and training, specialising in the field of mental health.
When not in the classroom you will usually find her in a field digging up history as she is a keen amateur archaeologist and metal detectorist.
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.