Recovery college courses

Waltham Forest recovery college

We want you to have a positive experience with us at the recovery college. Therefore your feedback is valuable to us, so we will ask you to complete a simple evaluation form at the end of each course, where you will have the opportunity to make comments or suggestions, so we can continue to improve our service.

We are interested in any ideas or suggestions for further courses.

Individual learning plan

We offer information and guidance about our courses and their content. Together we will go through an individual learning plan (ILP) at the start of your learning with us and at regular intervals.

The ILP will help you to identify your strengths and goals and choose the best courses for you.

Learning support

Within the individual learning plan (ILP) there is also an opportunity to discuss any learning support needs you may have, from an educational or mental health perspective so that we know how best to support you.


Throughout the course, we will provide you with information on community courses and activities available to you within the borough.

With the confidence and skills you learn from the recovery college, you may feel better equipped to consider adult education courses, further training, volunteering or exploring employment opportunities.

How to apply

Complete an enrolment form (at right hand side of page) indicating your choice of course, dates and venue to book your place. Course details can be found on the 'Recovery courses' page. Remember to keep note of what you have chosen. You can return the form via post or email to the details below.


Courses Available

Dates & Times


Taking Back Control (6 week course)

This course gives a deeper exploration into recovery principles of hope, opportunity and control, to help people plan and manage their own recovery.

Thursdays 11.00am – 2.30pm

  • 23 Jan 2020 
  • 30 Jan 2020
  • 6 Feb 2020 
  • 13 Feb 2020
  • 20 Feb 2020
  • 27 Feb 2020

Jane Atkinson Health & Wellbeing Centre
Thorpe Coombe Site
714 Forest Road
Walthamstow, E17 3HP

Arts & Craft - Health and Wellbeing course (3 sessions)

  • Relax and learn new skills
  • Join a welcoming group
  • Explore a range of crafts

Join a welcoming and friendly group and try some exciting crafts. We will be printing, making bath fizzies, felt making and painting with watercolours.


Tuesdays 10.00am-12pm

  • 28 Jan 2020         
  • 4 Feb 2020       
  • 11 Feb 2020

Adult Education Centre

97 Queens Road Walthamstow
E17 8QR

Digital skills (5 week course)

Starting from scratch or wanting to refresh your IT skills?  This course will allow you to learn at your own pace to develop your IT and digital skills.

Tuesdays 10.00am-12.30pm

  • 25 Feb 2020        
  • 3 Mar 2020
  • 10 Mar 2020        
  • 17 Mar 2020
  • 24 Mar 2020


The Junction Centre

2 - 4 Cathall Road
E11 4LF


Steps to Employment (2 week course)

This workshop includes full of tips and strategies to help you build upon your strengths for volunteering/

employment, covering gaps in work history and basic CV Skills.

Thursdays 11am – 3.30pm

  • 5 March 2020
  • 12 Mar 2020

Jane Atkinson Health & Wellbeing Centre

Thorpe Coombe Site
714 Forest Road
E17 3HP


Creative Writing Taster (2 sessions)

To discover your creative writing potential - no previous experience required.


Thursdays 2pm – 4pm

  • 19 Mar 2020
  • 26 Mar 2020

The Junction Centre

2 - 4 Cathall Road
E11 4LF

Waltham Forest Recovery College partners

Waltham Forest Richmond Fellowship Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service Waltham Forest Citizens Advice Bureau  Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre