"K's story Nottingham Recovery College"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Prior to enrolling at The  Nottingham Recovery College I was lost in a personal sea of fear and anxiety. The college has helped me regain my mental compass and facilitated me in steering a new course of self development and increased well being.

Each day presents me with fresh challenging conditions to navigate and now I am developing the skills to set sail for brighter horizons.

There will be storms and rough seas on my future journey and the outcomes may not be as I once predicted.  Now I recognise that these changes in direction are not failures just different destinations to where I originally set sail for....I am looking forward to this adventure  before me.

Comments from ' K 's' girlfriend

In recent months 'k' has greatly developed his self awareness, confidence, self esteem, positivity  and honesty.  Whilst 'k' has been approaching his personal development from multiple angles, the courses he has attended at The Nottingham Recovery College have been integral in his progression and have undoubtedly helped propel his self development beyond all recognition.

K has found a new sense of belief in his own judgement and abilities and is now equipped with some practical coping strategies and a wealth of transferable skills. He has effectively applied the skills developed in the classes to everyday life situations.

'k's progression is admirable and testament to his own hard work and efforts, but the tools, techniques and confidence developed within the supportive learning environment have made a great difference to his outlook.. I am incredibly proud of his achievements to date and excited at what the future may hold for him.

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Response from Julie Grant, Head of Communications, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

It is fantastic to hear about the impact of the Recovery College on both of you. I wish you luck on your recovery journey and will share this story with the College. Having heard K speak at the launch event can I just say how moving and powerful your story is.

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Response from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

What inspiring stories!! Thank you for posting your them , it is fantastic to hear that the courses we run at the college make such differences to the students in their journeys of Recovery and thanks to K for reflections from your point of view and the personal development and growth you have seen in your partner. Hearing these stories confirm the belief and commitment we hold at the college for each student to make the most of their talents using self management to achieve the things they want to in life. The feedback we get continues to inspire further curriculum development and new courses. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you as the autumn term continues.

Helen Brown

Recovery Education College Manager