Stepping Stones Recovery College

Learning together and from each other, as equals, is at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that students can decide for themselves what they want to learn and what works well for them in managing their wellbeing and recovery. This means listening to what you say and having a continuous process of improvement so that we are always responsive to your needs. We have to start somewhere though so the our workshops have been co- created and co-produced in partnership with those who have lived experience of mental health challenges, their supporters, and professionals.

At Stepping Stones, we learn together and from each other, as equals. We especially value YOUR lived experience and most of our facilitators have also had their own life challenges, so they really do understand what it’s like to overcome these.

We work alongside any medication or therapy you may be receiving but place choice and control firmly in YOUR hands. So, when you attend Stepping Stones, it’s important to remember that you are a student. You are not a patient or ‘service user’ and we do not need to know details about any illness or diagnosis, unless you wish to tell us.

This isn’t like school either! What we offer is education in the broadest sense. All our workshops are interactive and informal. Many do not require any reading or writing and there is never any homework – although we might just ask you to practice what you have learnt.

We also limit the numbers attending courses, so you don’t feel overwhelmed or lost in a crowd! We want you to feel relaxed and safe; comfortable enough to learn, have fun and contribute when you’re ready. And we’re always open to new ideas and suggestions – especially about how we can do better.


Who is this for?
Anyone, aged 18 or over, who lives or works in the Bracknell Forest area can register with Stepping Stones and enrol in any of our courses and workshops. You don’t need to be registered with any healthcare or statutory service and no referral from anyone else is needed. 

Attending a recovery college can be very helpful if you or someone you support:

  • Is recovering from a diagnosed mental health illness or in recovery from any form of addiction
  • Is experiencing more generalised difficulties with their psychological and emotional wellbeing, e.g., anxiety, stress, low mood or is worried about becoming dependent on any substance or type of behaviour.
  • Is experiencing homelessness or has recently been housed
  • Wants to develop better life skills and feel more ready for paid or voluntary work
  • Wants to learn more about how to support their own and others wellbeing
  • Wants to share their skills, knowledge or experiences with others in the college
Service access criteria: Are you aged 18 or over, who lives or works in the Bracknell Forest?
Categories:
Bereavement support
Counselling
Mental health support
Other
Additional needs catered for:
N/A