We all have a mental health and wellbeing. 

The Academy offers a wide range of courses and workshops designed to empower your mental health and wellbeing provided by several Partner organisations working together.

Courses are delivered face to face and online via Zoom. All Academy courses and workshops are completely FREE OF CHARGE and open to anyone over the age of 18 living in Coventry and Warwickshire who wants to better manage or understand their mental health and wellbeing. Friends, family, staff, and carers are encouraged to attend as we strongly believe in learning together to get the most out of the courses on offer.

Many of our courses are led by a tutor who has direct life and lived experience of recovery and/or a tutor who has specialist professional skills and knowledge in that subject area. Both facilitators will support students throughout. Our courses and workshops are designed with the expectation that many people attending may feel nervous, worried or may have difficulty concentrating. Our courses and workshops are designed to be informal, friendly, and enjoyable and are delivered in safe, nurturing environments.

If you have further learning needs, please let us know at enrolment so we can accommodate your specialist requirements. If you need help with accessing zoom, please enrol onto our “Introduction to Zoom session” held at the beginning of each term. Our course categories mirror that of the exciting Dimensions of Health and Wellbeing, which is a free online tool providing self-care information to support people in Coventry and Warwickshire’s health and wellbeing. If you are unsure which courses or areas may benefit you, please use the Dimensions tool to create your own well-being report. This may help you decide which courses are good for you. Please visit: dimensions.covwarkpt.nhs.uk

Please contact us at recovery.academy@covwarkpt.nhs.uk or call 0300 303 2626 with your needs and we will do our best to meet them to enable you to get the most out of our courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do courses cost? All courses at the Recovery and Wellbeing Academy are currently FREE to attend for all our students.      

How long are the courses and when are they?  Courses vary in length. For example, some may be a single day or half day session, while others may be weekly for two hours per session. The courses would not usually be more than once or twice a week. Courses are usually run in a morning, afternoon, or evening.  

How many courses can I apply for at once? You can book up to three courses at one time. Once you have completed these you can book on to another three. All courses will be subject to availability.     

How is the content of the course designed?  Most of our courses are co-designed and co-delivered by both an expert by education and an expert by experience or someone with caring experience relevant to the subject matter. For example, the understanding bipolar workshop was created by an Occupational Therapist, Psychologist, Psychiatrist, a carer of someone with bipolar and two people living with bipolar.

What if I need support with my mental wellbeing whilst attending the Recovery & Wellbeing Academy? The Recovery and Wellbeing Academy is set up as a provider of psycho-educational courses. We do not provide clinical interventions or therapy as we expect you to be able to access support outside of the Academy. If you are feeling unwell or distressed while attending a course, it is important to speak with the tutor who will ensure you have the right contact details of relevant support services.  

I have specific requirements such as large print or an interpreter is this possible? We endeavour to do everything we can to meet your needs. If you let us know in advance of attending your course, we will do all we reasonably can to support your requirements.  

I work for an Academy partner organisation but live outside of Coventry and Warwickshire and am interested in some of the courses - can I enrol? Yes! One of the things that make our Recovery & Wellbeing Academy so unique is that it is truly collaborative. When you enrol into the Academy you will not be labelled as a 'Service User’ ‘Carer or 'Professional' - you will simply be considered a student. You may wish to learn more to help your practice and/or to gain knowledge to help you to manage your own Health and Wellbeing. Everyone learns together and from each other.    

I care for someone who is unwell can I enrol? Of course! Our courses are designed for anyone who cares for someone for people who use our services, people who work in them and those who are simply interested in recovery-based learning.    

For the online courses, do I need to put my camera on?  All courses are better when people have their camera on and interact with the session. However, we know how uncomfortable this can be for some people. So, while we encourage you to get involved, we do not enforce it.     

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us