The purpose of this paper is to explore Recovery College from a student perspective and consider what contributes to making Recovery College effective.
The authors draw on interviews with students, course feedback forms, a detailed narrative of one of the authors’ experiences as a student and the authors’ own reflections.
Students’ experience is that Recovery College is effective because of the social relational factors, learning from other students and the collaborative co-production approach; the educational approach learning skills and knowledge, and choice and progression to personal goals.
This paper explores key aspects of Recovery College from a student perspective, informing the authors about possible components to their effectiveness.
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