The college is open to anyone who lives, works and studies, whom is over the age of 16, in North Ayrshire and offers educational courses to support mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in shared learning environments in the community. It will support people to identify and build on their own strengths, make sense of their experiences and to take responsibility, where possible, to self-manage their mental health and wellbeing. Within the Recovery College you are a student, you identify your learning needs and choose courses to meet those needs. An application form is completed, where possible with a member of Recovery College Team, and your preferred courses identified.
A new team within RAMH (Recovery Across Mental Health) started at the beginning of July are leading the college for an 18-month period, working closely with North Ayrshire HSCP and The Steering Group. RAMH is a charity which promotes recovery from mental ill health, and empowers people to build independent, fulfilled lives.
We are delighted to have the opportunity to build on the excellent work that has already been achieved through the college and look forward to offering you courses, opportunities and to co-producing adult learning to meet the needs of both individuals and communities within North Ayrshire.
North Ayrshire Wellbeing & Recovery College (NAWRC) strives to enable students to gain:
An increased ability in coping and self-management skills
An increased sense of empowerment
An increased sense of connectedness with others
An increased sense of hope and optimism for the future
What is Recovery?
There is no single definition! It does involve self-management, recovering from a health condition and is also about recovering a life worth living and regaining those things that may have been lost due to mental or physical illness and/or disability. These would include confidence, purpose and meaning, life opportunities through to education and employment.
Who are the Tutors?
The College works in partnership with a number of different organisations who deliver training and workshops within the curriculum. The tutors are supported by Student Services Team. We are always keen to develop partnership working and keen to meet with any interested organisations.
How are the courses decided?
Some courses have been tried and tested over the last two years and others are evolving through discussion in response to students’ needs. Courses, in principle, will be co-produced with tutors and with people who are experts by experience.
The courses are FREE to attend, and will have no direct impact on benefits which are claimed.
RAMH (Recovery Across Mental Health) are working with the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership for an 18 month period. We began on the 1st of July, and the college will continue running until December 2020.
Resources and Amenities
Please refer to our website to view our course timetable along with course description.
During your application to the college, Recovery College staff will enquire about any needs in which you may have to support you to attend our courses.
Courses are based across multiple locations, therefore it is best determined during your application process if all locations are suitable to meet your needs.