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.
The authors thank all the students of the Recovery College who took part in the interviews, Emogen Campbell for carrying out interviews, Emily Skye for reliability testing and Lucy Locks.
Meddings, S., Guglietti, S., Lambe, H. and Byrne, D. (2014), "Student perspectives: recovery college experience", Mental Health and Social Inclusion, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 142-150. https://doi.org/10.1108/MHSI-05-2014-0016Download as .RIS
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