Residents of Calderdale invited to help shape new Recovery College


People in Calderdale are being invited to have their say on a new Recovery College due to open in the area that will help support people in Calderdale recover from physical and mental ill-health.

An event is being held on Tuesday 3 June at the Artworks in Halifax, from 10am-1.30pm, to give members of the public a chance to find out more about what a recovery college is, what the college can offer and how they can get involved.

The event will also explain how people can get involved in helping to develop the courses the college will run.

The college is one of several colleges to be opened across the region by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The Trust provides mental health, learning disability, health improvement and substance misuse services across the Calderdale area.

People who use the Trust’s local health services, their family and carers, Trust staff and people from other health and social care providers in the Calderdale area are invited to contribute to the event. The courses delivered at the college will be planned and run by people with experience of health problems in partnership with health professionals.

Libby Smith, operations manager for mental health recovery services is leading on the project, she said: “We are really excited about the development of a recovery college in Calderdale – it’s a new way for us to help support people recover from physical and mental health problems. The college forms part of a country wide change in the way we help people to recover from ill-health.”

“I’m really looking forward to working alongside service users, their carers, members of staff and our partner organisations to help develop courses to give the people of Calderdale the knowledge they need to take control of their own health and to make sure they continue to live well in their local community.”

To book a place at the event, or to have a chat about the recovery college please call 01924 327472.

Residents of Calderdale invited to help shape new Recovery College

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