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Working with the Recovery College for wellbeing

Recovery College

Peabody and the Camden and Islington NHS Recovery College have partnered with the North London Mental Health Partnership to deliver events and workshops on wellbeing in two of Peabody’s community spaces in North London.

Published: 10/06/2024

As part of this exciting partnership, Peabody is providing free access to community spaces in Camden and Islington to the NHS Trust to host the Recovery College. The college delivers a series of practical courses and workshops to empower people and learn self-care tools to improve wellbeing.

The courses use the co-production model with professionals and members of the community with lived experience. These courses promote new opportunities, connections and wellbeing in an inspiring environment. Students take part in the co-production process by sharing their own knowledge, skills and experience in class.

The Recovery College works to decrease social isolation and to support Islington and Camden residents’ mental, physical health and wellbeing. By bringing the college’s peer learning activities into Peabody’s underused spaces at the heart of our communities, this partnership opens opportunities for residents to develop skills, aspirations and engage with each other in a safe and supportive environment.

Rebecca Fenner, Community Properties Manager at Peabody, said: “This is a fantastic partnership, which provides valuable health services in Peabody’s community assets for local residents to access. And it is a great example of how to deliver social value in our spaces too.”

Christofi Christou, Economic Inclusion Manager at Peabody, said: “Peabody Community Foundation aims to work in partnership with our strategic partners on a regional and local level. The Recovery College will provide welcome services for people to access and we are excited about the programme and partnership.”

Saira Nawaz, student and volunteer who recently took part in a co-production “train the tutor” workshop with partners and the community, added: “Thank you for inviting us to Cumberland Hall to do our training. It is a welcoming space and well suited for learning. The scenic views and the kitchen facilities make this an ideal place to have pleasurable day with other students and tutors.”

About Recovery College

The courses are open to everyone aged 18+ who lives or works in Camden or Islington. Staff and service users are welcome, as are friends, family, other professionals and members of the public.

Find out more about the courses on the North London Mental Health Website.

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