Through learning together, we provide the tools that can help you to build the skills and confidence to take control of your own health and wellbeing.
We know how closely linked physical and mental health are and how you can’t have one without the other. Our courses are tailored to consider different aspects of wellbeing.
The new College replaces the former Recovery College and Gloucestershire Self-Management.
How to enrol on a course
For all our courses, you will need to be aged 18 or over and registered with a Gloucestershire GP.
To apply for any of our courses, complete an enrolment form or ask a member of your clinical team to do so.
Our mental health courses are open to those who are currently receiving or have in the last year received, care from a secondary mental health team in the last year. This includes the Recovery Team, GRiP, Eating Disorders, Perinatal or Assertive Outreach Teams.
Our physical health courses are open to those who have long-term health conditions.
Veterans courses are open to those who have served ay amount of time in the armed forces, associated with the military, a spouse, carer or adult child.
Please get in touch if you wish to clarify if you are eligible to attend or to register or call: 01452 894204
Meet the team
Our friendly GHWC team is made up of staff from health or clinical backgrounds, peer support workers, peer facilitators and administrators. The college is also supported by Expert by Experience who get involved in projects, course planning and delivery on an informal basis. When you contact us, we will help providing further information about the college and the courses, the enrolment process, if you are a clinician we can discuss how we can potentially support your team.
Erin is one of our peer facilitators for our Live Better to Feel Better Programme and she supports courses and teaches self-management skills to those living with long-term health conditions.
Holly is the College Manager and Occupational Therapist she worked in Working Age and Older Age inpatient settings before joining the College. She is passionate about supporting others to reach their potential, and how peer led education can have such a positive influence on helping those with their recovery and or to live well with their long-term health conditions.
“It was a really good experience. It reinforced my strengths, positive life choices and lifestyle, and has enabled me to move forward.”
“Fantastic courses run by very welcoming, knowledgeable and experienced facilitators. They created a supportive, nurturing and safe environment.”
“I have gained new ways in which to deal with my long- term condition and, crucially, the permission to do and be what I need when I need it. I can’t emphasise enough how important that aspect is. It is liberating. Thank you all so very, very much. You imbued a good atmosphere for all participants making it feel safe to share intimately.”