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Mind has developed an innovative approach to supporting recovery from mental distress called a 'Recovery College', the first in Australia. A Recovery College is a place where people come to learn and share knowledge about mental health, life skills and more. This initiative empowers individuals by giving them the opportunity to be teachers or students rather than patients, or clients. Similar initiatives have been highly successful in the UK and USA and now Mind has committed to bringing these benefits to Australians with mental distress.
The Mind Recovery College draws on the wisdom, knowledge and skills of people who have walked their own path to recovery, as well as families and carers. Courses are produced by people with a lived experience of mental distress, supported where needed by people with additional professional learning and development skills. Mind operates several Recovery Colleges across Victoria and has plans to expand into South Australia in 2015.
To visit the Mind Recovery College website http://www.recoverycollege.org.au