Research into Recovery and Wellbeing

A website about the work of the recovery research team at the Institute of Mental Health

The University of Nottingham

Recovery Colleges

Recovery Colleges are emerging internationally as an approach to supporting recovery. An unpublished 2018 survey by ImROC has identified Recovery Colleges (sometimes called Discovery Centres, Wellbeing Colleges, Empowerment Colleges or Recovery Academies) exist or are developing in 22 countries: Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States of America.

We are members of the Recovery College International Community of Practice, and you can download a report about the 2015 meeting here.

In 2017 we ran a study about Recovery Colleges called RECOLLECT.

As a resource for the field, we maintain a list of other research groups involved in Recovery College research, and a list of publications about Recovery Colleges.

Use the links on the left for more information.