Centre for those recovering from mental ill health has open day

Posted by: Jamie Sharp - Posted on:

Leicestershire Recovery College is holding an open day on Friday, June 7, 2024 for prospective students and those who care for them.

The college offers a range of free recovery-focussed educational courses and resources for people who have experienced mental health challenges. They provide skills and confidence to support students towards wellbeing goals.

The college recently relocated from a temporary building on the Glenfield Hospital site to a permanent home in Lee Circle, near Leicester City Centre.

Current courses include:

  • Understanding medications for mental health
  • Humour for recovery
  • Mindfulness
  • Managing anxiety
  • Writing for self-expression
  • Gardening for wellbeing

You can learn more about courses in the college’s online prospectus.

Kate Hamill, Recovery College’s operational manager, said the new centre was larger and more central than the previous one.

“It’s much more fit for purpose than our old portable building, with much more space.

“It’s just one bus journey for the majority people.

“The open day is open to all, including new and existing students. There is no need to book, just pop in and see us between 10am and 2.30pm.”

During the open day, there will be an opportunity to chat with staff members over a cup of tea, feed back about past courses you have been on, and enrol on coming open days.

For those who cannot attend on June 7, there will be further open days on Friday July 5 and Wednesday August 7. All open days are between 10am and 2.30pm.

The college is at Unit 2, 20 Lee Street, Leicester, LE1 3RF. Anyone wishing to attend the college can enrol as a student by calling 0116 295 1196, or emailing [email protected] – you do not need a referral from a health professional.

College staff also provide at least one course per term in the following areas: Coalville, Enderby, Hinckley, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, and Wigston.

The college, which is run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust, celebrated its tenth birthday in 2023. It has provided courses for more than 3,000 students.