The Recovery College model is an innovative approach to inclusive education and recovery within the community and mental health sector. Courses delivered by Recovery College are co-produced, which means the content is co-designed and co-delivered by people with lived experience and mental health professionals.

Recovery College forms a collaborative, community driven model of adult education that supports people in their recovery journey, and increases knowledge, skills and awareness of mental health within the community.

All our courses have been subsidised by One Door Mental Health, meaning they are free to attend for those with lived experience of mental health concerns, whether consumers, carers, family or friends, as well as workers and volunteers, who live or work in the Western Sydney area.

 Navigating the Mental Health System

This program has been designed to assist people in navigating the mental health system in Western Sydney and to unpack what sorts of support different services can offer and when, how, and why you might need to access them.

Blacktown | 8 November, 10am-2pm

 Effective Communication Skills

This program builds understanding of the skills of assertiveness and why being able to speak up clearly about what you need and what is important to you matters.

Mt Druitt | 15 November, 1pm-5pm


Many people find mindfulness an effective approach to support their mental health recovery. This introductory program will explain what mindfulness is and include practical exercises to help practice mindfulness.

Parramatta | 16 November, 10am-12pm

Cumberland Campus | 22 November, 10.30am-11.30am

 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid

This is a specialist two day program which provides participants with the knowledge and skills to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals developing a mental health condition or experiencing a mental health crisis. This program is delivered by an indigenous trainer and open to indigenous and non-indigenous participants.

Doonside | 16 & 17 November, 9.30am-4.30pm

 Understanding Depression

This program builds understanding of depression and how it impacts on individuals, their carers and families. The program also explores recovery, coping strategies and self-management techniques.

Parramatta | 23 November, 10am-2pm

 Understanding Anxiety

This program builds understanding of anxiety and how it impacts on individuals, their carers and families. The program also explores recovery, self-management strategies and other techniques that provide practical assistance to those living with anxiety.

Blacktown | 29 November, 10am-2pm

 Physical and Mental Health

Learn how improving physical health can have a positive impact on your mental health. This program will include practical advice about the benefits of exercise and good nutrition to support you to make healthy lifestyle changes.

Parramatta | 30 November, 10am-2pm

Western Sydney Recovery College

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