West Cumbria Mental Health Partnership

West Cumbria Mental Health Partnership

NEW recovery college

North Cumbria Recovery College

Working together to improve mental health and wellbeing.

The North Cumbria Recovery College began in 2021 to provide support for Adults aged 18+ in Allerdale, Copeland, Carlisle, and Eden.

The College provides group sessions and opportunities for those experiencing mental or physical health difficulties, or those caring for someone who does, to engage in a variety of courses and groups that are focused on increasing understanding, developing skills and confidence to be able to take control of your mental and physical wellbeing.


The Recovery College courses are available in the following locations:

Carlisle The Lookout Community Hub & Brampton Community Centre
Copeland The De Lucy Centre, Egremont
Allerdale Workington Community Fire Station; Jane Street, Workington; & The Settlement, Maryport
Eden Dunmail Building, Newton Rigg

Lunchtime / Drop in session

We hold weekly drop-in sessions in every delivery area. To find out how you can join us, please visit our website or reach out to us using the contact information provided below!

Course Descriptions


This course is beneficial to those who wish to improve their confidence in their everyday life.

Find out what assertiveness is and isn’t and together we will explore the different elements of assertive behaviours. This course is beneficial to those who wish to improve their confidence in their everyday life.

Wellness Recovery Action Planning

This is a great course for anyone who would like to manage their health better.Written and evidenced by Mary Ellen Copelandm, this 6 session course provides you with tools to keep yourself well, notice triggers, identify early warning signs and plan for crisis’ in an engaging and fun way.

Drawing and Talking

This course will help you to ask and answer questions in the moment, let your imagination grow and contributes to overall improved wellbeing.Sessions are based on the drawing and talking format where you draw a picture of whatever you feel like, tell a story about it and answer questions.

Decider Life Skills

The course uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to teach skills to help you recognise thoughts, feelings and behaviours, allowing you to monitor and better manage your emotions and mental health.The skills were designed to enable participants to make effective changes to help manage distress, regulate emotion, increase mindfulness, promote effective communication and to live a more skilful, less impulsive life. The Decider Skills are delivered in an original, fun and creative style, using role plays, props, imagery and music, that makes them easy to learn and easy to teach. The demonstrations bring the skills to life.

Emotional Resilience

Six sessions covering managing wellbeing, making changes, problem solving, eating well, sleeping well, relaxation, being mindful and moving forward. These sessions will help you to understand your own resilience and the resilience of others, how wellbeing is affected, how to manage your resilience and the positive changes that we can make to improve wellbeing.
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Getting Started

You can find timetables for each block on our website, www.togetherwe.uk/recovery-college/.

Phone – 0808 196 1773

Email – hello@ncrecoverycollege.org

Website – www.togetherwe.uk/recovery-college/

Enrolment form – use link to website above

Phone 0808 196 1773

The Recovery College is a part of TogetherWe:

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Together We Talk

‘Empowering people to take control over their Mental Health and Wellbeing’

Together We Talk uses straight forward interventions to help you understand and recognise your own mental health and wellbeing. This includes looking at what things may affect the way you feel and how this affects the way you behave and think.

We will work together to find ways to manage unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and manage how you feel.

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