Recovery education is the process by which individuals explore, assimilate and create the knowledge required for recovery to occur in their own lives or in the lives of those they support or provide services to and in the local communities that sustain individuals in recovery. Recovery education takes a strength and adult education-based approach which offers the choice to engage in learning opportunities. It is underpinned by the values of self-direction, personal experience, ownership, diversity, and hopefulness. (National Recovery Education Working Group, 2017).
Recovery education offers a way of working where the expertise of service users, family members, supporters and service providers are accepted, valued and utilised to ensure better recovery outcomes for all. Recovery education provides a safe space where people can explore and discuss recovery. Recovery education is underpinned by the values of self-direction, personal experience, ownership, diversity and hopefulness. Through co-production, the process of designing, delivering and participating in recovery education will be strengthened. Recovery education can be delivered across a range of venues and settings within the mental health services and in the community.
Recovery Education Services
Dublin North North East Recovery College http://recoverycollege.ie/
Cooperation and Working Together Recovery Service http://www.cawt.com/
Galway Recovery College https://www.facebook.com/GalwayRecoveryCollege/?ref=br_rs
Mayo Recovery College http://www.recoverycollegewest.ie/
Recovery College South East https://www.recoverycollegesoutheast.com/
Transformative College https://transfomativecollegewestmeath.wordpress.com/about-us-4/