The Tower Hamlets Recovery College continues to grow from strength to strength. The invaluable contribution from our peer and professional tutors, volunteers, students and staff has allowed us to continue to deliver educational courses about mental and physical health recovery and wellbeing.

Spring Term 2019 welcomed new developments and projects in the college. We launched our new webpage on the East London NHS Foundation Trust website and our bespoke Student Portal. The portal allows students to create an account to manage their course enquiries. As with all new innovations, we continue to work and develop this process to ensure that it is as user friendly, accessible and supportive to the student experience. Your feedback and suggestions for improvements are always welcome!

We also embedded the Individual Learning Plan (ILP) process as an additional offer from the College. To find out more about the ILPs or if you would like to complete one with our ILP Peer Mentors see page 7.

We also completed the last project that Rob Pickard initiated before he left; The College Mural. Rob started this project in Summer 2017 alongside Expression with Art. It’s completion not only reflects the strong sense of togetherness and cohesion within the College and local Tower Hamlets community, but also embeds Rob’s commitment to recovery and empowerment for all. See page 4 for more information and photographs of the Mural Launch.

Spring Term 2019 was again a great success! New courses included ‘Understanding Personality Disorders’, ‘Carers Caring for Themselves’ and ‘Getting Into Volunteer Work’. Some of these courses will be running again this term so keep an eye out for them! Summer Term 2019 will see the return of our more popular courses as well as some new courses including ‘Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’, ‘Managing Smoking’, ‘Positive Steps: Exercise for Mental and Physical Health Difficulties’, ‘Sexuality, Gender and Mental Health’, ‘Art and Recovery’, ‘Understanding Post-Natal Depression’ and ‘Horticulture and Recovery’. These courses were developed in response to student feedback about what courses they would like us to run and what they would like to learn! Your feedback ensures that our courses continue to meet your learning needs and all feedback is encouraged and welcomed!

We hope that all students who enquire about courses get a place! However, our courses get booked up quickly so make sure to enrol as soon as possible. If you have enrolled on a course and are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can offer that place to another student.

If you have any ideas for new courses, or would like to get involved then please do get in contact!

We look forward to seeing you all soon.

Jessica Prakash Recovery College Manager