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

Recovery courses available

Dates & Times


Taking Back Control (6 sessions)

A deeper exploration of recovery principles of hope, opportunity and control, to help people plan and manage their own recovery.

Fridays 11.30am-2.30pm

21 June 2019 - 28 June 2019

5 July 2019 - 12 July 2019

19 July 2019 - 26 July 2019

Forest Rd Medical Centre

354-358 Forest Road

Walthamstow, E17 5JL


Making Positive Lifestyle Choices (6 sessions)

This course is about gaining awareness of the choices and decisions that we make.  There is always potential to make positive steps towards what matters in our lives.

Tuesdays 11.30am-2.30pm

11 June 2019 - 18 June 2019

25 June 2019 - 2 July 2019

9 July 2019 - 16 July 2019

Red Oak Lodge

17 Thorne Close,

Langthorne Road, Leytonstone, E11 4HU

Health & Wellbeing (6 sessions)

Everyone can increase their mental and physical wellbeing.  This course will explore physical health and lifestyle choices; what you can do to better manage pain and create and maintain your wellness.

Thursdays 11. 00am-2.00pm

2 May 2019 - 9 May 2019

16 May 2019 -  23 May 2019

6 June 2019 - 13 June 2019

Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre

170 Chingford Rd, Walthamstow, E17 5AA


Money Matters (2 sessions)

This course is an introduction to managing your money better. It covers practical budgeting skills, personal spending, debt management and money saving tips to make best use of your finances.

Mondays 11.30am-2.30pm

29 April 2019 - 13 May 2019


Forest Rd Medical Centre

354-358 Forest Road

Walthamstow E17 5JL

Waltham Forest recovery college partners

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