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Collaborative courses for mental wellbeing

Collaborative courses for mental wellbeing

Wellbeing courses for healthcare staff

About the Leeds Recovery College

Mental health and wellbeing courses for adults who live, work or study in Leeds


We offer a range of free courses and workshops which focus on mental health and improving wellbeing. Our courses are open to all adults who live, work or study in Leeds. You don’t need to be referred to the college, have a mental health diagnosis or be supported by mental health service to attend- book yourself onto any course that is of interest to you.

The Recovery College courses are available to people who would simply like to learn more about mental health and improve their wellbeing.


‘The aim of a Recovery College is to provide learning opportunities for people who experience any kind of health and social challenges, their family members, staff who support them and members of the public with an interest or involvement in mental health and wellbeing.’
-ImROC 2019



Learning, living and teaching wellbeing.

Our courses are co-designed and co-led by people who have had or are living with mental health challenges, who work alongside lots of different health professionals, teachers and trainers to run workshops with us.

We hope that this ‘lived’ and ‘learnt’ experience brings a mixture of perspectives into our training and creates a welcome and friendly environment for learning.

‘Courses aren’t therapy, they are based in education and the recovery college does not replace a clinical or therapeutic intervention. What’s important is that we provide a positive learning approach in which we all share knowledge and are able to reflect on our own health and life experiences’.



Our courses are designed and delivered in collaboration.

We deliver awareness workshops, wellbeing course and ‘retreats’ for people who would like to learn more about mental health and wellbeing (diagnosis or not).  

We pride ourselves in treating everyone as a student and you will have equality with all students that attend a course, regardless of if you access mental health services or not, have a diagnosis or not, are a health professional, carer or someone who would simply like to improve your personal mental health knowledge.





Julie, shares her experience of Leeds Recovery College in this video.

‘Having been involved with Recovery College as a student, and later as a facilitator, I believe passionately in the ethos of shared learning through lived experience and testimony. The format is not teacher-driven but people working together to move forward to improve their mental health in a supportive and trusting environment. I feel this is where the power of the college comes from and what makes the learning so effective.’ Julie.