Recovery College Co-Production Workshop – Service User Involvement

Dear All

The development of SLaM’s proposed Recovery College is, I’m happy to report, proceeding apace. The next stage in the development is to recruit potential facilitators (both staff and service users) to develop and run courses in a pilot scheme. I’m hoping that all of you working in involvement are able to ‘spread the word’.

As you may be aware, one of the primary purposes in the development of a Recovery College is to break down the destructive barriers between ‘them’ and ‘us’ that perpetuate stigma and exclusion – hence all of our courses will be co-developed and co-delivered by people with lived experience of mental illness together with mental health practitioners. The courses will cover these key areas:

  • Understanding mental health difficulties and treatment
  • Rebuilding your life
  • Developing knowledge and skills
  • Getting involved

Next month, we will be hosting a Co-Production Workshop, facilitated by our colleagues from the CNWL Recovery College. The purpose of this workshop is to explore in detail what is involved in co-production (we will then host a two-day train the trainers course sometime in May).

We are therefore looking for service users who think they may be interested in developing and delivering a course to come along to the workshop (although places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis). We are running the workshop twice:

  • Wed 24 April 10am-1pm
  • Mon 29 April 2pm-5pm

Both workshops will be held at Cambridge House, Addington Square, SE5. The audience will be a mix of staff and service users.

If you know of anyone who might be interested and who would like to come to one of these workshops please can they reply ASAP to – stating which date/s they would like/are able attend.


Tony Holmes

Social Inclusion and Recovery Volunteer

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Maudsley Charity

Corporate OT | 1st Floor Admin | MaudsleyHospital | Denmark Hill | London | SE5 8AZ

Telephone: 020 3228 2175


One Comment on “Recovery College Co-Production Workshop – Service User Involvement”

  1. Kat Cormack says:

    This sounds very interesting. I work for YoungMinds & am a service user & have sent it to my colleagues to distribute.

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