THE ACT RECOVERY COLLEGE.
The ACT Recovery College is a safe place to learn about mental health, recovery and wellbeing. It seeks to bring together the strengths and expertise of the community mental health sector, the adult education sector, and the government sector. The College was officially opened by the ACT Minister for Mental Health, Shane Rattenbury in April 2019.
The College is open to all Canberrans over 18 years. We offer FREE education courses and provide a non-judgemental space for people to learn tips and strategies for developing confidence, control and effective well-being and illness self-management tools. Our courses are co-produced by people with lived (consumer/carer) and subject matter expertise, or hosted in partnership with affiliate organisations.
Our College is based on four core principles:
Learning: Promoting person-centred education where the voice of the lived experience is heard and respected in equal partnership with clinicians and professionals.
Connection: Enhancing social inclusion and community belonging is central to ‘living a good life’.
Opportunity: It’s never too late to learn new knowledge, attitude and skills.
Hope: Recovery is possible.
Our Logo - the Australian Bluebell
The vision for our logo was to reflect the College’s values. Traditionally bluebells are emblematic of humility. The colours, blue and green were chosen to symbolise tranquillity, dependability, trust, knowledge, growth, renewal, strength and health.