Welcome to the Devon Recovery Learning Community

A Recovery College providing courses for the wellbeing of people in Devon.

Our students are people with lived experience of mental health difficulties, their family and friends, and the professionals who support them. Our courses aim to provide:


Winter enrolments open:
1st November

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  • about the experience of mental distressŸ
  • about what we mean by Recovery


  • ways of managing a mental health problemŸ
  • how to look after your own wellbeing
  • how to think about getting back into work
  • Ÿpractical creative skills like woodworking


  • Ÿthe chance to meet other people and share your experienceŸ
  • opening up new avenues for learningŸ
  • making new choices possible

People with lived experience of mental health difficulties have worked alongside mental health and education professionals to produce the courses.

For most of the courses, the tutors will bring both personal and professional experience to the session. Click here to learn more

You can see all the courses we offer and book on them via the Courses section of the website. If you would like a PDF copy of the prospectus for this term instead then you can download one using the links to the right.


Download the full current PDF prospectus

All our courses, information about us, our library and how to get in touch, plus details of venues are all in the prospectus.

What is Recovery Education?

For teachers and students it can help to get a clear picture of what we mean by 'Recovery Learning'. A great summary of Recovery Learning principles is available in this leaflet. If you would like to learn more about Recovery you can also visit the Recovery Devon website where you will find many resources and a whole community of like-minded contributors.

Ongoing groups, drop-ins and other opportunities

Supported by

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
Devon County Council
Exeter College
St Sidwells
Mind in Exeter
Recovery Devon
Rethink Mental Illness
Community Care Trust
Lottery Funded
Exeter YMCA
Department of Health
Exeter Royal Albert Memorial Museum
Haven Banks

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