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Solent Recovery College

Enrol in the school of life.

Learn about yourself and your recovery through a unique range of courses and short sessions, now available online.

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Whether you use mental health services in Portsmouth or support someone who does, the Solent Recovery College can help you become an expert in managing mental health and empower you to take control of your recovery journey.

Taught in a classroom setting and now online via Zoom, students can learn practical skills for living with on-going symptoms and learn how to get the best from mental health services in a safe and confidential space. Our courses aren’t therapy; they’re an opportunity to learn new skills in an educational environment.

All of our sessions are designed in partnership between Solent Mind’s Peer Trainers, Adult Mental Health staff from Solent NHS Trust and with support of the University of Portsmouth, allowing those with lived experience of a mental health issue to share their experiences and skills side by side with mental health professionals.

Who is it for?

Our courses are suitable for anyone living in the PO1 to PO6 postcode area that are wanting to know how to better manage their wellbeing.

We also welcome those who are supporting someone else, as a loved one, a carer, a social worker or any other kind of healthcare professional.

Following the launch of our specialist courses for veterans, we are pleased to welcome Veterans and the families of serving personnel who live in Portsmouth, Gosport or Fareham.

Contact details & opening hours

The dates and timings of our classes can be found below. You can contact us to register or make enquires during the following times:

Monday: 8am - 4.30pm
Tuesday:
8am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 8am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 8am - 4.30pm
Friday:
8am - 4pm
Saturday
: Closed
Sunday:
Closed

Please note that we're currently running a remote service and our premises are not staffed.

SRC Student Hub
University of Portsmouth Campus
Cambridge Road
Portsmouth
PO1 2EF

T: 07971 348 555
E: SRC@solentmind.org.uk

Coronavirus update

Our Hub is currently closed, however our full range of courses are still available online through our digital timetable. Please take a look at our full brochure or individual course pages below to find out more.

Resources

Videos:

This video from Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust explains how a Recovery College works and how it can help.
Military veteran Declan shares a coping strategy that has helped with his stress and anxiety
Josie shows how to use grounding when you are feeling overwhelmed

Factsheets:

How to use Zoom
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Solent Recovery College is part of the National ImROC Skillset for Recovery Colleges and is delivered in partnership with Solent NHS Trust, Portsmouth City Council and the University of Portsmouth. Our Veteran courses are funded by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

2,000
students have been supported since our launch in 2013.
90%
of our Peer Trainers were once SRC students.
450
hours of courses have now been delivered online.

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Since launching in 2013, the Solent Recovery College has helped over 2,000 students learn more about their mental health. To find out how the college could help you, please get in touch with us below.

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