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:


  • 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

About our courses

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.

DRLC Prospectus

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.

DPT Recovery Booklet How to Live Well

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.

Latest News

Website Changes and security updates

You may wonder why the website has changed. Since we keep information about members within the site we decided to make things more secure.

Wild Things in the Learning Community

'To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there'.    Kofi Annan Wild Things began back in 2001 as a project developed by Ian Siddons Heginworth, a drama therapist and...

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