"Recovery college has helped me become stronger"

About: Springfield University Hospital

(as the patient),

Absolute Gratitude to the NHS for setting up these amazing Well Being schools! They offer HOPE, CONTROL and OPPORTUNITY and increased well being through kind Communication (interaction), Learning, Activity, Noticing and Giving! Who better to Help the despairing than those in Recovery themselves.

These schools are a vital source of Inspiration and Support for sufferers and it would be wonderful if these places are protected by the NHS. It obviously makes great sense to maintain hubs of Recovery where large numbers can be welcomed and invaluable protective life lessons learnt and shared.

In particular, I especially rate the Mindfulness courses and believe this is a major tool to fight mental dis-ease. Perhaps Springfield Recovery College could hold a few more Mindfulness classes because it seems they're always fully booked.

Again, a huge Thank You to Springfield Recovery College, a great place to help you on your journey to Recovery. It has helped me to become a stronger Survivor!

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Response from Jane Healey, Patient Experience Lead, Governance, South West London and St George's Mental Health Trust

Dear Hamlet,

My name is Jane and I am one of the Patient Experience Leads for the Trust and I would like to thank you so much for taking the time to share your views on the Recovery College.  It is especially pleasing to hear of your positive experiences and by writing your review you are enabling other service users to learn about the valuable service that the Recovery College provides.

I will make sure that your kind words are passed onto the staff team at the Recovery College as well as your thoughts about the successful Mindfulness Course!

Once again, many thanks for taking the time to share your experience and I would like to wish you well on your continuing recovery journey.

Kind regards


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