OUR rECOVERY COLLEGE MISSION sTATEMENT
The mission of our Mental Distress Recovery College is to improve quality of life and social integration for adults of the community who are in need and mental distress due to mind or body illness, via a loving and holistic approach aimed at fostering strong relationships and building strong self-esteem, and while helping them to recover from unemployment, addiction, incarceration, homelessness, and other forms of social isolation.
The Recovery College is about a personal journey of recovery through re-education towards a meaningful and satisfying life. It is about hope, control and opportunity.
It is about living as well as possible.
1 in 4 people experience mental Illness
The workshops and courses offered are designed to provide the tools to make this new direction a reality and to help you become an expert in your own recovery or that of someone you know and care about.
Take a Recovery Journey with us
You will be in charge of the Journey
[Where you want to go.]
Bring your issues and goals.
Leave with a plan
Our Recovery College offers a learning approach that compliments the existing services provided by New Directions and is at the heart of everything we do. Every course and workshop we offer is co-designed and co-run by trainers with lived experience working alongside students and peer counselors. Our courses are free of charge and open to everyone.
Re-ED is an ecological model that views the person as inseparable from the community and social context. Recovery impacts the different settings of the person’s life space through careful coordination of care.
As young people in high school, all aspects of their lives controlled and supported by others. But when they transition to college or the workforce, they become responsible for managing their own lives. No-one tells them to get up, go to class or go to work, so they must learn to manage their lives. This management includes choosing their career path and developing the strategy to obtain this goal.
Re-ED is strength-based, emphasizing the person’s assets and the importance of relationships while structure is holistic and is concerned with physical, spiritual and mental health aspects. Re-ED focuses on the strengths inherent in each person, employing a variety of approaches to problem solving.