Leicestershire Recovery College

Leicestershire Recovery College is an NHS college that provides a range of educational courses and resources for people with lived mental health experience, their friends, and family and Trust staff.

The college uses a recovery based approach to help people recognise and develop their personal resourcefulness in order to become experts in their own self-care, make informed choices about the assistance they need to do this, and do the things they want to do in life.

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Leicestershire Recovery College is an NHS college offering a range of recovery-focused educational courses and resources for people aged 18 and over who have lived mental health experience, along with their friends, family and Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust staff.

The Recovery College is sited on the Glenfield Hospital site and offers satellite courses at venues across Leicestershire and Rutland – see our satellite bases map. The college offers a range of courses designed to contribute to wellbeing and recovery, supporting people to recognise their own resourcefulness and skills in order to become experts in their own self care and achieve the things they want to in life. The courses cover a range of topics:
  • Getting involved
  • Understanding/experience of mental health conditions
  • Building your life
  • Developing skills and knowledge
  • Physical health and wellbeing

If you are thinking of enrolling at the college and feel nervous about what to expect, or simply would like to know more about what this would involve, or if you are a professional working with adults you think might benefit from enrolling and you would like to know more please take a few minutes to watch this new introductory film:

Please see our new Autumn Term 2021 Prospectus. The Autumn Term prospectus runs from 6th September to 17th December with online courses.

If you wish to attend a course, you will first need to enrol as a student with the college. It’s really simple, either:

Check out our online course!

If you suffer from stress or anxiety then our new ‘Introduction to Mindfulness’ short online course could help you to slow down, savour the present moment and be more at peace with your world. Mindfulness, and meditation, has been shown to reduce stress by helping you to be more attentive to the present moment and be less judgmental, especially towards yourself. Mindfulness can even reduce physical symptoms of stress such as hypertension and susceptibility to illnesses such as colds and other ailments.

This course is a shortened version of the longer Learn to Surf course – look at our prospectus to find out more, or watch the video by peer tutor Will Read below:

Watch a short film with highlights of student feedback from an evaluation of the college’s work carried out by Leicester University psychology student Abigail Joiner which was presented to college supporters in May 2018.

Want to know more about the college? Read our frequently asked questions.

How to find us

Leicestershire Recovery College is based at the Glenfield Hosptial site in Leicester. Situated just opposite the main entrance to the Bennion Centre. Please see the map for further details. The college is open to students Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm.

Some courses are also delivered from the following satellite bases:

  • Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough, LE11 3DZ
  • Voluntary Action Rutland, Rutland Community Hub, Lands End Way, Oakham, LE15 6RB
  • Phoenix House, Nottingham Road, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, LE13 0UL
  • Mett Centre, Lee Circle, Leicester, LE1 3RE
  • A Place to Grow, Mill Lane, Enderby, LE19 4LX
  • Blaby District Council Offices, Narborough, LE19 2EP
  • Hinckley Library, Lancaster Road, Hinckley, LE10 0AT
  • Leicester Centre for Integrated Living, West End Centre, Andrewes Street, LE3 5PA
  • Marlene Reid Centre, 85 Belvoir Road, Coalville, LE67 3PH
  • Peepul Centre Gym and Spa, Orchardson Avenue, Leicester, LE4 6DP
  • Methodist Church, Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HE

Referral criteria

Courses are available to anyone over 18 who receives mental health services from LPT. Also to their carers, families and friends. Courses are also available to LPT staff, volunteers and students on placement. No referral required, self-referral encouraged.

Anyone wishing to attend the college can enrol as a student by calling 0116 2951196 or emailing recoverycollege@leicspart.nhs.uk

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How to access this service

No referral required. Anyone wishing to attend the college can enrol as a student by emailing recoverycollege@leicspart.nhs.uk or calling 0116 295 1196 

What conditions do you cover

Courses are available to anyone over 18 who receives mental health services from LPT.

Contact info

0116 295 1196


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