A place of learning, connection and hope
for people who experience mental ill health, as well as carers, family & friends.
MHCC ACT is leading a project to develop a Recovery College for Canberra.
Recovery Colleges are like adult learning centres, offering a range of courses to help people understand their experiences of mental ill health and gain the skills to take control of their recovery journey.
A Recovery Colleges is not just for people experiencing mental health issues. Colleges also provide courses to assist carers and family members to understand and support their loved one.
There is no single model for Recovery Colleges. Established colleges in the UK, Sydney and Melbourne operate according to local community needs. Possibilities are determined by local resources and commitment from dedicated individuals.
All colleges are designed and developed by professionals in partnership with people with lived experience.
Interest in a Canberra College began in 2015, when Richmond Fellowship hosted a talk by UK Recovery College founder, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Rachel Perkins.
Funding is not yet secured to open a college in the ACT. A design plan for a potential college has been submitted to Government for consideration for the 2018–19 Budget.
As the project evolves, there will be new opportunities for involvement from community members. In particular, MHCC ACT encourages involvement from clinicians, mental health workers, carers, consumers and educators.
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