This Thursday evening 24th March at 6.30pm, in conjunction with our carer support group community awareness topics, Tim Heffernan will be presenting on RichmondPRA’s Recovery Learning Network. The Recovery Learning Network is a state wide model of recovery education. The idea that recovery could be enhanced by education and not just medication saw the establishment of Recovery Education Centres in the USA in 2000 and Recovery Colleges in the UK from 2009. Mostly these Recovery Colleges are run by public mental health services and in the UK their number has grown to over 30. Tim was a Peer Educator in the first NSW Recovery College at South East Sydney Local Health District, after travelling to Boston, USA in 2013 to participate in Boston University’s Centre for Psychiatric Rehabilitation’s Global Leadership Institute.
The Recovery Learning Network will be run and staffed by Peer Educators and will be piloted in two Recovery Learning Communities in Wollongong and Newcastle. Traditional day to day living centres, like the New Outlook will be transformed to become places of layered education that is suited to the individual’s stage of recovery. Through a process of partnership and collective impact the Wollongong Recovery Learning community will support people back to social inclusion, mainstream education and work. Please see links for further information about recovery information below.
UK Recovery Colleges - http://www.imroc.org/recovery-colleges/
SESLHD Recovery College - http://www.seslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/Recovery_College/
Recovery Education, Boston University - https://cpr.bu.edu/living-well/services/health
If you would like to attend this information session please contact us on 42541699 to register your spot. This information session is open to all carers, family member, staff and the general community.