The Academy is a hub where people in recovery can connect with others who have lived through similar experiences. It provides learning, training and volunteering opportunities to empower individuals to sustain their recovery, find purpose and enjoy bright and meaningful lives.
The Academy Connect+ course is a Level 1 Accredited Learning Programme focusing on all aspects of self-development, which clients can then apply in their everyday lives. Upon completion, clients can then progress to the Peer Mentoring Accredited Learning Programme.
This is a more intensive programme of learning accredited to Level 2, and it teaches clients how to become Peer Mentors or Recovery Support Volunteers – both positive role models of recovery who have a presence across the service.
The Academy also provides an opportunity to get back into education in an individualised and supported way. Clients can access Maths, English and digital skills support in a way that suits their own needs and abilities.
The Academy supports clients in a planned way as part of their recovery and learning journey. The team can support progression into volunteering roles within the service or in the community, and access to Further or Higher Education opportunities in the community.
The Academy students will be encouraged to be part of our local recovery rehabilitation community.