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.

Progression

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.

 

Recovery courses available

Dates & Times

Venue

Introduction to the Recovery College (1 session)

Learn more about the Waltham Forest Recovery College, the courses on offer, what skills you can gain and how it can help you with your wellbeing. You will also have the opportunity to meet the trainers and ask questions.

Wednesday 8th January 2020
1.30pm - 3.30pm

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

Pain Management (1 day course)

This session will involve learning more about what happens when we experience pain; understanding how what we think and feel can affect pain, and learning ways to reduce or manage pain so that is has less of an impact on our lives.

Thursday 9th January 2020
11am - 3.30pm

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

Quality Health Information for you (1 session)

This new practical workshop aims to give you the skills to find and evaluate information about your health. We will also show you how to access the internet and recommend reading literature to enhance your quality of life.

Thursday 16th January 2020
1.00pm - 3.00pm

 

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

Arts & Craft - Health and Wellbeing course
(4 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
21 January 2020
28 January 2020
04 February 2020
11 February 2020

Adult Education Centre
97 Queens Road Walthamstow
E17 8QR

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 January 2020
30 January 2020
06 February 2020
13 February 2020
20 February 2020
27 February 2020

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

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 February 2020
03 March 2020
10 March 2020
17 March 2020
24 March 2020

The Junction Centre
2-4 Cathall Road
Leytonstone
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
05 March 2020
12 March 2020

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

Creative Writing Taster (2 sessions)

To discover your creative writing potential - no previous experience required.
March dates to be confirmed Adult Education Centre
97 Queens Road Walthamstow
E17 8QR

Waltham Forest Recovery College partners

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