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Humber NHS Recovery College

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University of Hull

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Humber NHS Foundation Trust is to hold a free event showcasing its latest innovation in mental health in Hull and the East Riding.

Guest speakers will visit the University of Hull and explain how the Trust is offering courses designed to give people hope, opportunity and control over their own lives.

The talks, scheduled to be held on 8 May at Middleton Hall, will outline how this new approach, known as the Recovery College, will enable those who enrol to find their own way to better health.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted to be taking our next steps with our Recovery College and we hope this event will bring more people on the journey with us, by sharing the ethos behind it.

“We’ll be updating people on what we’ve achieved so far and what our vision is for the future. I’m looking forward to hearing from the speakers we have lined up and I’m sure those who attend will find them thought-provoking and interesting.”

Speakers at the event will include:

  • Dr Julie Repper - Julie is Director of Implementing Recovery through Organisational Change (ImROC). ImROC works to develop systems, services and cultures that support recovery and wellbeing for all. She is also joint editor of the Journal of Mental Health and Social Inclusion. Julie has extensive experience of working as a nurse, manager, researcher and lecturer in mental health services. She will speak about the philosophy behind recovery colleges.

  • Professor Mike Cooke CBE, Non-Executive Director at Humber NHS Foundation Trust and former Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Mike was awarded his CBE in 2011 for services to mental health and will speak about ‘Why recovery matters’.

  • David Smith, Chief Executive of Hull and East Yorkshire MIND since 2015. The charity has over 40 years’ experience in providing mental health services in Hull and the East Riding. David will speak about the link between the voluntary sector and the public sector, in particular the link MIND has with Humber NHS Foundation Trust and the Recovery College.

Camille Edmonds, the Trust’s lead for the Recovery College, said: “This is a wonderful platform to raise awareness of the great work of the Recovery College and celebrate the partnership we have with Hull University.

“It's an absolute privilege to be able to welcome our inspiring speakers to share their experience with us and talk about why a self-directed recovery can be as beneficial and supportive as a service-led recovery.”

Martin Batstone, Head of Student Support at the University of Hull, said: “Our interest in the partnership with the Recovery College is two-fold. Unashamedly we value the opportunity to signpost students who would benefit from a programme of focused learning and creative space in order to better manage and resource their lives.

“We also recognise that the University is a wonderful place of learning and this partnership offers us the chance to give something back to the community and hopefully inspire people to consider their own capacity to learn and succeed in life.”

The event is free to attend, open to all and refreshments and a light lunch will be provided.

Registration from 9am for a 9.30 start. Speakers will finish at 12.30 with a light lunch to follow.

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