Recovery College is a dedicated space providing opportunities for people to improve their mental health, wellbeing, and personal recovery through education.
The Recovery College started in Hobart in November 2022 and will grow statewide in the future. This means over time everyone in Tasmania can enrol in the college.
What is a Recovery College?
The Recovery College aims to build mental health, wellbeing, and personal recovery in our community. We bring together lived experience and professional expertise in an inclusive education framework.
We provide learning opportunities for:
- people who experience any kind of health or social challenges
- family members and friends
- members of the public interested or involved in mental health, wellbeing, and personal recovery
- staff across the health and community sector
Anyone can be a student and attend a Recovery College. We recognise the value of lifelong learning and support people to share, learn and grow.
- A space for everyone in our community.
- Coming together with respect, trust, and empathy, sharing, recognising and valuing recovery experiences.
- Forming community connections by sharing resources and skills.
- Expanding choices and opportunities for building mental health, wellbeing, and personal recovery.
- Student-centred education bringing together different perspectives, valuing experiences, and giving hope for a meaningful life.
- Changing how mental health and recovery is understood.
- Discovering new purpose and possibilities.
- Moving together towards personal recovery and hope.
A unique approach
Recovery Colleges are known to really change people’s lives.
Outcomes from other Recovery Colleges include students
- achieving their goals,
- improving wellbeing,
- developing personal knowledge and skills,
- extending professional knowledge and skills,
- feeling empowered,
- rediscovering hope,
- finding meaning and purpose,
- building connections, and
- participating more fully in life.
People often move into more valued personal or professional roles after attending a Recovery College.
Our team includes:
- a manager,
- an educational co-ordinator,
- a peer learning advisor,
- administration support, and
- sessional educators.
- are inclusive, accessible, and welcoming
- vary in length and format
- are co-designed and delivered by educators, health professionals and people with mental health, alcohol or other drugs lived experience
- are free.
Choices include developing skills, knowledge and understanding in:
- Health and wellbeing
- Creativity for wellbeing
- Practical life skills
- Professional skills and development
How do I enrol?
You can contact us to request an enrolment form, or enrol digitally using our online enrolment form.
Please let us know if you would like help filling out your enrolment form.
We will contact you to confirm your enrolment before the course starts.
If a course is fully booked, we can put you on a waiting list and let you know if a place becomes available.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 1300 793 011
Main classroom: Level 2, 2 Terry Street, Glenorchy 7010