Leeds Recovery College

Recovery College is still here to help

The current situation with Coronavirus is really challenging for everyone. Our priority is keeping all our students, facilitators and those who work and support us as safe and well as we can.

Given recent government guidance we have taken the decision to suspend our current course time table.  This means that all courses, workshops and group meetings which have been planned by Leeds Recovery College to be held for the remainder of this academic year have now been cancelled. (These are for courses running from now until July 2020).

If you have any questions please email us on: Leedsrecoverycollege.lypft@nhs.net.  You can also follow our Trust on Twitter and Facebook to keep up with the latest news and advice about staying well.

Supporting recovery at home: online courses

An Online Recovery College is available where you can access a range of online educational courses and resources.  This has been designed and built by NHS Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Trust and all the courses provided are free to access.  Simply click on log in to sign up for a free account.

You can also access the Intro to RC course and Coronavirus Key facts without creating an account or providing any details if you would prefer.

Introduction to Recovery: learn at home packs

Intro to Recovery (Learn at home pack1)

  • Look at how others describe ‘recovery’
  • Consider your thoughts on what is important for recovery
  • Think about what things may help to support recovery

Intro to Recovery (Learn at home pack2)

  • Thinking about mental health as a continuum
  • Considering the idea of a wellness focus to recovery
  • Exploring what is important to you and your recovery


Please also keep in touch with our regular email newsletters – you can sign up by emailing us or simply take a look at the latest newsletters here.

Sunday 29 March newsletter

Sunday 5 April newsletter

Sunday 12 April newsletter

Sunday 19 April newsletter

Sunday 26 April newsletter

Sunday 17 May newsletter

Sunday 7 June newsletter

Videos from the team

Week 7 of coronavirus lockdown – helpful advice about how to cope and a look ahead to Mental Health Awareness Week on the theme of kindness and how it affects your mental health for the better:

Watch week 6 lockdown video

Getting back to normal – what we are planning at present

We will be closely following government and NHS advice and will endeavour to return to normal as soon as we are advised it is okay to do so. This may mean re-starting our courses from September 2020, with the launch of our new prospectus.

If you have already booked / enrolled on a course that’s been cancelled – we would like to apologise for the inconvenience caused and please be reassured that depending on current guidance we will be making plans to deliver the course or workshop as soon as we are able. We will contact you with the new date and ask if you would still like to able to attend.

If you were planning to attend an introductory session or make a new course booking – please check our web page at www.leedsandyorkpft.nhs.uk for updates on the current situation and news of when we are able to resume our course delivery.

Where you can get help

The Mindwell website is a single ‘go to’ place for information about mental health in Leeds funded locally by the NHS.  There is also some helpful information about coronavirus and managing your mental health.

The website can give you quick and easy access to:

MindMate is a Leeds-based website for younger people, their families and the professionals who support them. It covers emotional wellbeing and mental health issues and offers information about where support is available.

If you, a friend or a member of your family is struggling

An online and downloadable resource is avaiable from Mindwell which will help guide people in crisis through the different kinds of support available including help from the NHS, third sector support and telephone helplines.

The Leeds Crisis Card lists lots of useful support groups in the Leeds area that provide help with a range of issues.