Wakefield Recovery College

Recovery is a personal journey – it’s about building lives, creating opportunities, taking control and instilling hope.

Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College offers a wide range of recovery focused educational courses.

We provide courses that can help you on your recovery journey.

Read our new prospectus from January-July 2018.

  • Find your skills
  • Discover your strengths
  • Explore your potential to volunteer
  • Recognise yourself

Courses include condition specific courses, such as living with anxiety and busting stress. In addition, a number of educational courses are available, including creative writing and IT for beginners.

The College is based at Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre in Wakefield. Courses take place here and at lots of community venues across Wakefield and the 5 towns. We’ve created a venue directory which includes maps and directions to the venues where we may hold our courses. Please note that parking charges were correct at the time of publication (June 2016).

The Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College has been developed in partnership with people who have experience of health problems, health professionals and local people – ensuring that courses offered support the needs of people in our local community.

What courses are available?

Have a look at our quick course guide to see what’s coming up.

Or our breakdown of what upcoming courses are available:

April

  • 17 April- Taking care of me, 1:30-3:30pm, St Swithuns Community Centre, Wakefield
  • 17 and 19 April- Sow and grow, 1-4pm, Appletree Community Allotment, Wakefield
  • 24 April- Medication and me, 10am-12:30pm, St Swithuns Community Centre, Wakefield
  • 27 April- Getting creative, caring for carers- 1-4pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield
  • 30 April- Understanding hearing voices- 1-3pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract

May

  • 2 May- Understanding post-traumatic stress reactions,10am-12pm, Wakefield Town Hall, Wakefield
  • 10 May- Arthritis and you, 10am-12pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 10 May- New beginnings, 10:30am-1pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield
  • 10 May- Transgender awareness, 1-3pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 14 May- English for fun: how to apply English to everyday life, 1-3pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield
  • 14 May- Basic first aid, 1-3pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 15 May- Autism awareness, 10am-12pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield
  • 15 May- Basic life support, 11am-12pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 17 May- Moving forward, 10am-12:30pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield
  • 17 May- Stroke awareness, 1-3pm, Baghill Health and Wellbeing Centre, Pontefract
  • 18 May- Living with anxiety, 10am-12pm, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre, Wakefield

Enrol on a course

If you’d like to book on to a course – please complete the enrolment form at the back of the prospectus and send it to the postal address below.

Or you can also download the Wakefield recovery college enrolment form and send it to Wakerecoverycollege@swyt.nhs.uk

Any questions?

Contact the Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College if you have any questions about courses available, how to enrol or if you would like to get involved with running a course:

Tel: 01924 316946

Address:

Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College,
Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre,
Drury Lane,
Wakefield,
WF1 2TE

Email: wakerecoverycollege@swyt.nhs.uk