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Your journey through Stepping Stones

We want you to make the most of your time at the Recovery College. If you need any additional learning support, for example, larger print handouts, hearing aids, English language support, etc, please just let us know. You may also wish a family member, friend or colleague to attend the course with you and all they need to do is enrol at the same time.

We promise to support our students by providing:

  • A safe and inclusive space. Members the team are always around, and we are a friendly bunch: just come and talk to us!

  • Dedicated support at enrolment, with the opportunity to complete a Personal Learning Plan which you can review and change anytime.

  • Confidential weekly drop-in sessions with a member of the team, offering personal support and learning advice.

  • Regular student and volunteer forums, throughout term times, where you can have your say on all aspects of the college.

  • Links with the Keeping in Touch programme, for students who have recently left Stepping Stones.

  • Links with external agencies, such as other colleges, learning organisations, statutory services, advice providers, employers, healthcare etc

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Everything we do is based on a few simple but important principles that other recovery colleges have found are important to YOUR success.

Learning can be a positive, life-changing experience.

Students attending similar recovery colleges have found this has made a real difference to their own recovery, enabled them to discover a new purpose for themselves and to have a happier, more fulfilling life.

All experiences, skills and insights are equally valued.

Providing a non-judgmental place of learning is vital for you to relax and be yourself. We want you to be comfortable enough to share your stories and experiences when you are ready. Learning about ourselves and other experiences can help us establish stronger personal relationships.

All workshops are co-created co-developed, co-facilitated and co- delivered by...

...those who have first-hand experience of illness, as well as professionals. At stepping Stones everyone has an equal say in how the college is run and what we offer. We also encourage community connectivity by partnering with many other local organisations.

We continuously improve and build on what we offer you.

At Stepping Stones, we encourage you to share your opinions, experiences and ideas, to help us better meet the needs of students facing similar challenges to you. You will also be helping your own recovery by actively engaging in giving back to your community.

Anyone, aged 18 or over, who lives or works in the Bracknell Forest area can enrol and sign up for our free workshops. You don’t need to be a mental health patient or engaged with any healthcare or statutory service. You just come along and enrol. No referral from anyone else is needed.