As of April 2015 New Horizons will be introducing our new Recovery College which will offer courses using an educational approach which will focus on helping people recognise and make use of their talents and resources. Assist people in exploring their possibilities and develop their skills. It will support people to achieve their goals and ambitions and students will be able to choose their own courses, work out ways of making sense of (and to find meaning in) what has happened and become experts in managing their own lives.
The Recovery College Principles are
- making sense of, and finding meaning in, what has happened
- becoming an expert in your own self-care
- building a new sense of self and purpose in life
- discovering your own resourcefulness and possibilities
- To pursue your aspirations and goals
Everyone’s recovery is as individual as the person who is on that journey. There are no rules of recovery, or right or wrong answers or feelings. Recovery isn’t a straight line and is usually full of twists and turns.
Recovery is about growth and re-establishing identity. It includes reducing isolation, challenging stigma and the difficulties that mental health can present.
The Recovery College can be accessed by all including service users, carers, family, friends, staff and professionals alike. The courses are free but on a first come first serve basis.
To see the courses that are offering please see our Recovery College timetable Autumn 2017
To enroll on a course, please contact the Recovery College Team on
T: 01685 881113 (Cynon)
T: 01443 681881 (Rhondda)
Download/print enrolment form
Or post it to
16 Dean Street,
You can also call in and complete a form at either of our centres:
16 Dean Street,
New Horizons has given me back confidence and belief in myself. Through volunteering I have realised that I still have values and can help others who are struggling with mental health disorders
I look at New Horizons as my second home. It has given me the opportunities to learn new skills and do things I never thought I’d do