Leeds Recovery College

How to enrol

Our courses are currently online or distance learning only, and will be updating this website with new dates when physical face-to-face courses are re-introduced.

Courses are open to all adults who live, work or study in Leeds and you don’t need to be referred to the college to book on a course. Simply enrol on the course or workshop that is of interest to you.

To book on a course:

You can book a provisional course place, online via Eventbrite. We will then get in touch and ask you to complete a course enrolment form and confirm your course place.

You can also email us direct at leedsrecoverycollege.lypft@nhs.net.

Alternatively, we can post the course enrolment form out or arrange to complete the form with you over the phone if you call us at 0113 855 5127.


Course confirmation and joining instructions:

You will receive confirmation of your booking before the course starts.

This will include information about the course and the Recovery College Student Charter. You will also receive an email link to your course’s online digital classroom, where you will find introductory videos, pre-course materials and useful links.

If you are new to the Leeds Recovery College, you will be invited to take a look at our Introduction to Recovery College digital classroom, where you can access pre-recorded example sessions, watch facilitators and students sharing their experiences of online learning, and download our new ‘Introduction to Recovery’ learn at home packs.


Student charter:

When you first enrol on a course with us, we will ask you to agree to our student charter and code of conduct.

Our student charter explains what you can expect from enrolling with the Recovery College and when attending a course for the first time. It also explains what we expect of you as a student.

Our code of conduct provides a set of guidelines to help ensure that students, facilitators, volunteers and staff work together to make the Recovery College a supportive, welcoming and inclusive learning environment.

When attending a course, students do not have to disclose information about their personal or professional life, their life history or mental health challenges. We ask that anything shared is treated in confidence and that you do not discuss information about another student outside of the session.

We also ask you to:

  • Be polite and respect the rights, life choices, beliefs and opinions of others
  • Avoid the use of language, terminology or behave in any way that may offend others or be considered threatening or disruptive
  • To have responsibility for your own learning journey and ensuring your own health and care needs are met
  • To not use alcohol, un-prescribed medication or illegal substances whilst attending the Recovery College or attend a session where your behaviour is affected by these


If you are enrolling on a course to support your professional development:

We have one enrolment form for all students.  If you are a member of Trust staff who would like to attend a course as part of your professional development, please confirm this with your manager prior to completing the enrolment form.


‘Leeds Recovery College online proved that feeling supported and connected is what really matters – wherever that takes place.’ Helen Recovery College Co-facilitator


Our thoughts on recovery:

Recovery is personal and unique to us.

At this moment in time, few things feel fully under our control and we’re living with a lot more uncertainty in the world and personally around us. What was normal, isn’t that normal anymore.

Mental health affects everyone. For some, this may be a relatively short period of time – for others this may involve diagnosis, medication and long term treatment.

Recovery is about having a good life, with or without symptoms, focusing on what we can do, rather than what we cannot. It often doesn’t mean we return to where we were, but learn ways to better manage our experiences.

The good thing is that people can, and do, recover – and for a lot of us, it’s about recovering a sense of self, purpose, and control in life despite facing these challenges.

Our courses reflect our values of hope, education, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and support and provide you with the space to learn about what keeps you well and finding ways to live better.