I have the Recovery College to thank for giving me the necessary skills to engage and the drive to work in the NHS.
The Recovery College itself is a fantastic part of mental health services, as it allows its students to not only learn self-management skills, but also learn practical skills.
I enrolled during my transitory period between college and university as a family member put me in contact with Lindsey, the Principal. At the time I didn’t have any real expectations of what volunteering would be like. Facilitating a group in the Recovery College, around my studies over the last two years, has helped me to develop my confidence and speaking skills.
Having now finished university, I’ve gone on to be nominated for several awards and have recently become employed in the Trust working with patients on a daily basis. I have the Recovery College to thank for giving me the necessary skills to engage and the drive to work in the NHS.
She explained that she didn’t feel like the odd one out - there were others in the same boat as her...I’d recommend the Wakefield Recovery College to both clients and advisors - it helped me gain a deeper understanding.