Jersey Recovery College is a community-based independent mental health charity. We offer education and training opportunities to people experiencing mental health difficulties and the family, friends and professionals who support them.
Our courses support adults to enhance their knowledge and understanding of mental health conditions, recovery, wellbeing and life skills. All our courses work to provide hope, opportunity and empowerment to our students. Every course is co-designed and co-delivered by a peer facilitator, with lived experience, and practitioner facilitator, with professional expertise in the topic area.
Our Recovery College was developed from the States of Jersey Mental Health Strategy: ‘A Mental Health strategy for Jersey (2016 – 2020)’. In February 2016 we invited the local community to help us shape a vision for the college and over one hundred people from our island contributed. People with lived experience, carers and professionals worked together to create our local vision with guidance and support from local partners Jersey Employment Trust and Mind Jersey, successful UK-based recovery colleges and ImROC. That vision was passed to a Steering Group of nine individuals who worked tirelessly to launch our first semester on 23rd January 2017.
Co-production is at the heart of everything we do. It means that people with lived experience work alongside professionals in an equal and reciprocal relationship to create something meaningful. Every aspect of Jersey Recovery College is co-produced and we are committed to being continuously informed by the individuals who access our service.Jersey Recovery College is an independent local charity, funded by the States of Jersey and donations from the local community.