Places available on pioneering mental health course in Durrington

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Bookings are now being taken for the latest mental health Recovery College courses that are being held in West Sussex.

The Sussex Recovery College courses are free of charge and open to anyone who has experience of mental health challenges. They are designed to allow people to become experts in their self-care and recovery through education and learning. They’re also open to their supporters.

An open day is taking place on Thursday (April 23) in Durrington where people can find out more about the courses available. This will be held at The Barn, Field Place, The Boulevard, between 12pm – 3pm.

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust works with local voluntary organisations across the region to deliver a wide range of courses during the spring, summer and autumn terms.

Each course is co-produced and co-run by peer trainers who are people with personal lived-experience of mental health challenges, alongside mental health professionals.

A prospectus details the wide range of courses available. All students receive a certificate on completion.

Lucy Locks, Trust Lead for Sussex Recovery College said, “We believe the Recovery College will increase the skills and knowledge of people in the community to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

“It uses an educational approach to enable people to take back control and become experts in their own wellbeing and recovery, so as to live a fulfilling life despite and beyond mental health challenges.”

All courses are free to adults of all ages with mental health related challenges, their friends, families, carers and mental health professionals.

The West Sussex summer courses will run from May 14-July 20 at campus sites including Durrington, Crawley, Chichester, Southwick, Littlehampton and Bognor Regis.

For more information contact: Sussex Recovery College, telephone: 0300 303 8086, email: website: