Recovery College

Recovery College

Mind – Merthyr and the Valleys, Recovery & Wellbeing College – Providing Hope, Control and Opportunity.

The Recovery & Wellbeing College was launched in April 2015 and is commissioned by Cwm Taf University Health Board, this forms part of its commitment to providing preventative mental health and emotional wellbeing support.

It builds on the national drive to create a society where people with mental health difficulties have access to the same opportunities in life as everyone else.

Our students are encouraged to be active in their own self-care and wellbeing, learn how to counteract and manage their conditions, and, equip themselves with the tools to live a happy and fulfilling life.

The Recovery & Wellbeing College prides itself on being a transformational space. We help to build support systems and strive to remove the stigma associated with mental and physical health.

Courses and workshops are delivered through an ‘outreach’ approach, therefore courses are available across our communities, typically being delivered in local community venues (see the time-table).

What we do

  • Help people develop their skills and understanding
  • Help people identify personal goals and ambitions
  • Create a fun, positive and safe environment for learning and exploring recovery
  • Give people the confidence and support to access opportunities and resources available to them
  • Provide information, advice and assistance

Our range of educational courses, workshops and resources are available to people who use Cwm Taf University Health Board’s services, their supporters (friends, family or carers).

Mind – Merthyr and the Valleys has Agored Cymru accreditation status and is able to offer learning accreditation to students.

Recovery College Summer Timetable

New Horizons, 16 Dean Street, Aberdare CF44 7BN

CourseDayTimeStart DateWeeks
Made of MoneyMonday9.30am - 12pm11th April 20166
Managing Anxiety Agored Level 1Wednesday9.30am - 12pm20th April 20166
Resilience Skills Level 1Monday4.15pm - 6.45pm6th June 2016

13th June 2016
Every Day First AidWednesday9.30am - 12pm8th June 20161

Mind MATV, Aberdare Library, Green Street, Aberdare CF44 7AG

CourseDayTimeStart DateWeeks
Coping with LifeTuesday10am - 12pm3
Coping with Life: I’m Feeling Low14th June 2016
Coping with Life: I worry21st June 2016
Coping with Life: I snap/shout28th June 2016

Merthyr Tydfil
Mind MATV, Keir Hardie Health Park, Aberdare Road CF48 1BZ

CourseDayTimeStart DateWeeks
Confidence and Well-Being Agored Level 1Thursday10am - 12pm28th April 20166
Living Life to the FullThursday2pm - 4pm7th April 20166

New Horizons, Apple Tree Avenue, Dinas, Porth CF40 1JJ

CourseDayTimeStart DateWeeks
Managing Anxiety Agored Level 1Tuesday12.30pm - 3pm19th April 20166
Every Day First AidTuesday12.30pm - 3pm7th June 20161
Introduction to Stress Management Agored Level 2Tuesday12.30pm - 3pm14th June 2016

21st June 2016

Find out more in our training prospectus:

Mind Merthyr and Valleys Training Prospectus