Launch of WA Recovery College
Mental Health Minister Roger Cook today (15 September 2020) officially opened the first state-wide WA Recovery College.
The WA Mental Health Commission is very proud to bring this innovative approach in mental health recovery to help meet the needs of Western Australians.
HelpingMinds will be leading the collaboration with the Recovery College of Western Australia (RCWA) to establish, manage and operate the Western Australian Recovery College Alliance (WARCA). Courses will be delivered through a network of non-government organisations throughout the State.
The College will be available for people to learn in an open and accepting environment to create positive change and bring hope to the community. Curriculum's and courses will be co-developed by people with lived experience of mental health, alcohol and other drug issues.
Courses will be available to anyone in WA who has an interest in learning and developing their health and wellbeing.
The College is currently looking for educators to be involved in the production of courses. You can apply to be an educator by visiting here.
Participants will also have the option to actively contribute in the co-production of the course in order to help improve their functioning and wellbeing, and create a unique path for each individual.
The College will be opening in stages and will eventually be accessible in regions across Western Australia.
The Recovery College was identified as a key priority area to deliver in the State Priorities 2020-2024.
The first Recovery College was established in London in 2010. There are more than 75 successfully established across the United Kingdom and other parts of the world including in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.
More information: www.warecoverycollege.org.au