Towards a Recovery College for Canberra…

MHCC ACT is coordinating a project to develop a mental health Recovery College for the ACT.

We are currently engaging people from throughout the ACT mental health community – service providers, workers, clinicians, consumers, carers and educators – in the design of the College.

For an update on this project, including outcomes of a recent series of co-design workshops; key learnings; ideas and concepts under development; you can read the full Project Report via the link below…

Recovery College Project Report

More about Recovery Colleges…

Recovery Colleges operate in a similar way to adult learning centres. They offer a range of educational workshops and courses to help people understand their experiences of mental ill-health and gain the knowledge to take control of their personal recovery journeys. Courses are prepared and delivered by consumers in partnership with educators, clinicians and other staff.

Colleges are well established in the UK and in Sydney and Melbourne. To learn more about how existing Recovery Colleges are empowering people with mental illness and supporting recovery, view the short film on the right.

If you would like to be involved or informed about the progress of the project, contact Karen Leary via

Where to next…

The next stage of the Recovery College project is to form working groups to progress existing concepts and ideas for the College towards actionable plans.

If you would like to be involved in these working groups, please email

A place of learning, connection and hope
for people living with mental illness, their carers, families and friends.

More about Co-design

The concept of co-design draws on the fundamental principles of equality, inclusion, shared control and responsibility. Co-design will shape all aspects of the Recovery College design, development and delivery.

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