Famed as being the seat of learning for Harry Potter and his fellow Hogwarts alumni, Gloucester Cathedral witnessed the graduation of a new set of students last Friday (15 November).
There to receive their certificates were the 2019 Severn and Wye Recovery College graduates, in a ceremony celebrating their successful completion of this year’s spring and summer courses.
Opening the ceremony, Recovery College Peer Support Worker Jane McGraham addressed the students, saying: “Well done for being here today. We’re here to congratulate you, the students – you are the important ones here today.
“Well done for your hard work and persistence. You are truly resilient and all of us on the Recovery College team are really proud of you.”
The graduates received their certificates from Professor Jane Melton, Director of Engagement and Integration for Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.
“It is incredibly heart warming to be here today. I am completely humbled by your talent and resilience,” she said. “Congratulations to you all – you really are an inspiration.”
Since its establishment in 2013, Severn and Wye Recovery College has helped hundreds of people on their recovery journey from mental illness.
The college delivers educational courses which help students learn more about their condition and treatments and teach them the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to recover from mental illness, as well as gain the power and resilience to recover and stay well.
To find out more about Severn and Wye Recovery College, visit www.swrecoverycollege.nhs.uk