Learn together for better mental health

Mindspace Recovery College is a place where people can come together to learn and share their knowledge, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Our courses are delivered by people with professional experience and lived experience of mental ill health.

The Recovery College is for anyone over the age of 16. Information about our Young People’s Recovery College can be found here

Who is the Recovery College for?

Our main focus is on people with a personal experience of mental health. However, if you are a carer, friend or relative of someone experiencing mental health and think one of our courses could be of interest to you, please get in touch.

Personal stories

Read what our students have to say about their Recovery College experience.

"I have a better understanding of anxiety and depression now and have learned some things I never knew before which can help me manage and control it better."

Courses to support you to live well

In a safe and creative learning environment, you will:

  • improve your knowledge of mental health
  • build your confidence
  • realise your potential and
  • participate in community life

You will also have the opportunity to explore what else the Recovery College can offer you in discussion with one of our Recovery Facilitators.

Course choices

Our course programme focuses on:

  • understanding and managing your mental health
  • skills to help you to maintain positive mental health
  • skills and knowledge to enjoy your life in the community
  • specialised training in peer support

Learning options

We know that everyone learns in a different way, that’s why our Recovery College offers a range of options.

Whether you’d prefer to join a more regular informal group for peer learning, or want to explore specific skills and knowledge through one-off sessions, or even work towards a recognised qualification, we’ve got you covered.

Where and when

Most of our courses run during the day, Monday to Friday, based at our Perth city centre premises or with one of our training partners.

However, we also offer some options on evenings and weekends to work around your other commitments. Keep an eye on our courses page to see what’s coming up.

“I have had many different therapies over the years but I was always muddling through. Mindspace has helped me understand and challenge my thoughts more and to ensure I look after my wellbeing... I am starting to believe I am allowed to be happy, I do have something to offer.”

Your first steps start here!

If you’d like to register yourself or someone you care about for one of our courses, click on the button and see what we currently have on offer.