Find out about Recovery College at World Mental Health event

Details of courses will be available at Peterborough shopping centre

Find out about Recovery College at World Mental Health event
09 October 2014



Staff from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust will taking part in a major event to mark World Mental Health Day.

Colleagues from the Trust’s Recovery College East will be at the Queensgate shopping centre, Peterborough, on Friday, 10 October between 10am and 4pm.

They will be joined by representatives from organisations such as Peterborough & Fenland Mind, Peterborough City Council and Healthwatch Peterborough.

Recovery College East, which has bases in Peterborough and Cambridge, offers a huge variety of courses aimed at giving people with experience of mental health challenges the chance to learn new skills and boost their confidence.

Recovery College East co-ordinator Tracey Tingey (pictured above right with colleague Sharon Gilfoyle) said: “I hope as many people as possible can come and visit our stand at the Queensgate shopping centre and find out more about the Recovery College and CPFT.

“In particular I’m keen to show people what courses are on offer and that the Recovery College is a welcoming place where people can come and talk about their mental wellbeing.”

Meanwhile, there is still time for entrants to sign up for a sponsored walk at Grafham Water, which is being organised by CPFT.

The Mind Your Body event place on Saturday 11 October, and costs £5 for adults, while children under five are free.

Registration will open at 9.30am, followed by a warm up at 10.30am. The event will officially start at 11am from the Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Grafham, PE28 0BH.

Funds raised from the walk, which is partnered by Serco, will be split between the Recovery College East and  The Croft Child and Family Unit, an inpatient ward for children and their families. The Croft is the only family residential service of its type in the country.  The unit supports children who are experiencing challenges such as depression, anxiety, OCD and eating disorders.

For more information, visit www.cpft.nhs.uk or call 01223 726768.

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For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767
 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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