"The opening of the Nottingham recovery education centre"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health (inpatient)

(as a volunteer/advocate),

Hi I'm Alan. It's been an inspirational morning, its going very well, lots of people here, it's going to give hope to so many in the future. I hope to volunteer in any capacity I can to promote recovery.

Hi I'm a staff member, I've been involved with the Rec since it's early days, and can already see the difference it's making to peoples lives.

Hi I am a staff member from learning and development, Angela.This is a fantastic event and I am very pleased to have been part of it.

I am Simon Smith, a director of the trust and I have been amazed by the way in which the REC has taken off, a real inspiration to all of us.

Hi I'm Nigel. Today has shown me just how many people are behind the people involved with the REC. This is a ground breaking project that will benefit all and has the potential to become a major player in the recovery in adult mental health across the city and county.

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Response from Involvement Team , Involvement & Experience, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

The Recovery Education Centre in Sherwood opened its doors in May, providing a range of courses to help people to develop their skills and understanding, identify their goals and ambitions and give them the confidence and support to access opportunities.

For more information Tel: 0115 9625866 or e-mail recoveryeducation centre@nottshc.nhs.uk

The Recovery Education Centre aims to:

Provide a base for recovery resources

Promote an educational and coaching model in supporting people to become experts in self care on their recovery journey

Break down barriers between ‘us’ and ‘them’ by offering training sessions run for and by people with experience of mental health challenges and people with professional experience.