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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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If you would like to learn how to improve your own mental health or to support someone who does, Solent Recovery College offer you the opportunity to learn about recovery and feel inspired to take control of your life.

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.

How to make contact

You can contact us to register for courses, or make enquiries, in the following ways:


Telephone/text:  07971 348 555 (Term Time Hours, reduced during holidays)

Monday: 10am - 3pm

Tuesday:  Closed

Wednesday:  10am - 3pm

Thursday:  10am - 3pm

Friday:  10am - 3pm

In Person:

Wednesday Appointment Slots Available

1:30-3:30pm (Term Time Only) –

Email, phone or text to book.

We can accept appointments for other times as well.

Friday Drop-in Sessions

1:30 –3:30pm (Term Time Only)

Alternating between Positive Minds and the University of Portsmouth Library Foyer. Please see this timetable extract for details:



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


How to use Zoom

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. 

students have been supported since our launch in 2013.
of our Peer Trainers were once SRC students.
hours of courses have now been delivered online.

Get In Touch

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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