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Recovery Colleges

Recovery Colleges provide a safe space where people can connect, gain knowledge and develop skills.

Gateway Recovery College – Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

The Gateway Recovery College runs within Secure Care Services at Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Courses are co-developed and co-delivered. We provide collaboratively delivered education, where students can share and learn from each other’s insight, skills and lived experience. We aim to facilitate the learning of skills which promote recovery and underpin greater confidence. Students will be able to identify with and be motivated by the changes; this will be evaluated using a wellbeing evaluation tool.

If you would like further information about the Gateway Recovery College, please get in touch:
Tel: 01670 394 164

Gateway Recovery College Summer 2021 Prospectus (5Mb)

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust – Recovery College online

We understand that this is a very unsettling time and that the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) has left many feeling anxious, low in mood or stressed. The Recovery College Online has a wealth of mental health and wellbeing resources which could help


The Tyneside Recovery College has come together with Launchpad and many other voluntary sector colleagues to create an exciting, innovative and responsive mental health collaborative by and for service users and carers – ReCoCo: the Recovery College Collective

The College is a place where service users are able to make connections and develop their knowledge and skills in relation to recovery.

To find out more information about the courses or to book a place on a course tel 0191 261 0948, email or visit our website

Summer/Autumn 2021 Prospectus (4Mb)


Sunderland Recovery College, offers a range of free recovery focused educational courses in the Sunderland area for people with lived mental health experience, their friends and family. The courses are free and designed to contribute to recovery and wellbeing, supporting people to recognise their own talent and resourcefulness in order to become experts in their own self management; make informed choices and achieve the things they want to in life.

To find out more information about the courses or to book a place on a course tel 0191 553 2255 or email

April 2021 Flyer

Courses and classes (142kB)


South Tyneside

South Tyneside Recovery College offer a range of free courses and activities including: confidence building, peer mentor courses, mindfulness, positive psychology, assertiveness, carer’s information hub. There’s lots going on at the Recovery College.

For more information or to enrol on a course please contact 0191 427 0011 or email:

Prospectus (222kB)

Enrolment Information (82kB)