Autumn Term 2017

Registration Days

If you would like to find out more about what’s on offer at the Recovery College, please come along to one of our registration events, which we hold at the beginning of every term. These workshops include an overview of the college and introduces the courses that will be on offer for the coming term. There will be an opportunity to discuss your options and register for the courses that you are interested in.  Support will be available to help you with the registration process, should you need it.

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently still developing our Autumn 2017 Timetable.  Our next Registration Days will probably be held in the first half of September however, as soon as we have finalised the exact dates, we will publicise them here.


September 2017
(Exact Dates TBC)

Returning Students: 10.30am - 12noon
New Students: 1.30pm - 3pm


September 2017
(Exact Dates TBC)

Returning Students: 10.30am - 12noon
New Students: 1.30pm - 3pm

No booking is required but please come to the college in time for the start of a workshop.

Timetable & Course List

Our Autumn 2017 Timetable & Course List will be available from the college, and via this page, from early September 2017.  Although the Summer term has just finished our Summer 2017 Timetable & Course List are still available to download from the bottom of the page.  (Whilst the availability of courses varies from term to term, these documents should give you an idea of the type of courses that the recovery college is able to offer.)


Our New Cambridge Venue

Our Cambridge college moved to Tenison Road, Cambridge in November 2016.  Our new address and contact details are shown at the bottom of this page.  View the document ‘how to find us’, which is available at the bottom of the page, for directions.



About Recovery College East

Recovery College East provides a collaborative, educational learning environment and aims to convey messages of hope, empowerment and opportunity to all. It celebrates strengths and successes rather than highlighting deficits or problems.

Whether you want to develop new skills or increase your understanding of mental health challenges, you will find that the college is a relaxed, friendly place to learn with lots of support on hand if you should need it.

Who can attend?

Recovery College East offers courses to:

  • Anyone over the age of 18 who has received, or is currently receiving, secondary services from CPFT
  • Their supporters (family, friends and loved ones)
  • CPFT staff, volunteers and students on placement
  • Staff and those who receive services from our co-production partner organisations.

There is no fee and no entry requirements, but people need to register and enrol before attending.

How do I register and enrol on a course?

All the information about how to register and enrol is available here.  All students should fill in either the New Student Registration Form or the Returning Student Registration Form, as appropriate.  Both forms are available to download at the bottom of this page.

Who runs the courses?

All courses are co-produced and co-delivered, involving at least one person with lived experience of mental health challenges. The college values the expertise gained from lived experience equally with that derived from professional training.

What sort of courses are available?

Courses vary in length from one-off workshops to those that take place weekly for a number of weeks. Courses currently on offer come under the headings: moving forward, the road to recovery, and developing knowledge and skills. The range of courses available each term will vary as the college responds to the demands of its students.

Where are the courses held?

The college has two hubs: one in Cambridge and one in Peterborough.  See below for the addresses for each hub.  We also occasionally run courses at various community and CPFT venues across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

Is there a timetable of courses?

Yes, we publish a Timetable and Course List at the beginning of each new term, ready for our Registration Days.  Our Autumn 2017 Timetable and Course List will be available from the college, and via the links at the bottom of this page, from early September 2017.


Recovery Stories - Our Publication

Some of our Recovery College East students have been involved in the publication of this fantastic new book, Road to Recovery: Our Stories of Hope.

In the book, there are some inspirational stories describing the incredible journeys people have taken on their road to recovery. We've been truly humbled putting these stories together and we hope you can experience some of that inspiration when you read them.

You can download a copy here. We now have printed versions available for you to buy that are just £5 each. If you'd like to buy a copy, you can send a cheque for £5 payable to Recovery College East to our Peterborough address at the bottom of this page, or you can pop into either of our colleges, in Cambridge or Peterborough, to buy one. (Addresses for the college sites are at the bottom of this page.) We hope you enjoy it! 





Recovery College East Video

Students, partners and staff have put together this fantastic video about the college, talking about their experiences and what it means to them. Check it out below.

"Not once before or on the course were people asked about the label that is often attached to their psychiatric experiences or their medication. I was amazed and thrilled at this freeing experience. I could just be me, which gave me reassurance and strength to grow in myself and in my relationships with others."

Peer employment student



Contact us

Recovery College East (Peterborough)

Silver Birch
Gloucester Centre
Morpeth Close
Orton Longueville

T 01733 746660 or 01733 746662


Recovery College East (Cambridge)

128-130 Tenison Road

T 01223 227510

The page was last updated on 20 July 2017 by terry.protheroe.

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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