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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.

Here’s our new prospectus for August- December 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 are offered to 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:

October

  • 15 October- 12:30-2:30pm, Craft taster, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 17 October- 10am-12pm, Understanding anxiety, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 19 October- 10-11:30am, Let’s talk about suicide, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 23 October- 10am-12pm, Book folding, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 24 October- 1-3pm, Understanding and managing depression, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 25 October- 2-4:30pm, Moving forward, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 26 October- 2-3pm, What’s bugging you?, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre

November

  • 5 November- 1-3pm, Maths for fun, St Swithuns Community Centre
  • 5 November- 2-3pm, What’s bugging you?, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 6 November- 10am-12pm, Learn to knit and crochet, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 6 November- 10am-12pm, An introduction to mindfulness, Wakefield Town Hall
  • 6 November- 1pm-3:30pm, Lifting your spirits, Wakefield Town Hall and Wakefield Country Hall
  • 7 November- 10am-11:30am, Let’s talk about suicide, St Swithuns Community Centre
  • 9 November- 10am-3:30pm, An introduction to nature conservation work, Thornes Park
  • 13 November- 10am-12pm, The heart of wellbeing, Wakefield Country Hall and Wakefield Town Hall
  • 13 November- 1pm-4pm, Baking basics for Christmas, Wakefield Baptist Church
  • 14 November- 1pm-3pm, Advocacy in mental health, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 15 November- 1:30pm-3:30pm, Pottery for beginners, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 19 November- 1pm-3pm, Understanding hearing voices, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 21 November- 1pm-3pm, Understanding post-traumatic stress reactions, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 22 November- 10am-12pm, Arthritis and you, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 22 November- 1pm-3pm, Transgender awareness, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 22 November- 1pm-3pm, An introduction to personality disorder, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 23 November- 1pm-3pm, Ways to quit- Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 27 November- 10am-12pm, Autism awareness, Drury Lane Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 29 November- 10am-12:30pm, Moving forward, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre
  • 30 November- 10am-12pm, Living with anxiety, Baghill House Health and Wellbeing Centre

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.

You can download our enrolment form for our new Autumn/Winter 2018 courses as well.

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

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