Congratulations to our wonderful Peer Trainers, Lorraine and Lynette for winning the West Berkshire Adult Learning Achievement Award. We are super proud of your achievements and all you do to support and help our students to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Our lovely allotment has done us proud over the past 6 months with fruit, veg and flowers galore. It’s been a picture! Such a lovely peaceful, outdoor space. We had fun with some students this week using the vegetables around us to make a soup….it couldn’t have been any fresher!
Two years in the making and we’re very proud to launch data to prove our co-produced recovery college really can help to improve people’s mental health and wellbeing.
With special thanks to Dr Heather Yoeli and Professor Jacqueline Sin, all of our Supporters, our amazing team and all of our Students.
Please click on the link below to watch a short video about the research project and our findings.
We started the new term down at the allotment. We cooked some of our home grown produce and very much hope that some of you will be coming down over the next few months before Winter returns. We are planning some sessions where we will cook some snacks using the fruit and vegetables that we have grown and nurtured over the last 8 months
Here are some words from on of our trainers;
‘This is a splendid celebration- half a decade of working with a brilliant team of thoughtful and inspiring people to help our students to help themselves move forward with their mental health challenges by attending our courses. We’ve met some amazing people along the way and seen them make great changes for the better and somewhat regain the lives they want to live.
Covid tried to stop us in our tracks but we’ve carried on and still managed to reach out to students online and made a difference to them and their recovery journey. I feel privileged to have shared this journey with them all and work together on such a worthwhile project. Here’s to the next half decade of Recovery in Mind and more innovative and stimulating courses to come!’
After such a long time without seeing one another in person both students and staff met for an Easter celebration at Shaw House. Socially distanced outside we enjoyed our time together taking part in an outdoor quiz at Shaw House. The trees were just turning and there was a glimmer of sunshine even though it was still so cold. Fresh air, having time to catch up and a few chocolate eggs made for a memorable social event. We like to meet socially every term. Being a student at Recovery in Mind courses is more than the learning; making new friends, connecting with other students and taking part in group activities are an important and valuable part of moving forward with mental health challenges.