REACH Recovery College FAQs

Please be advised that the REACH Recovery College has stopped running in-person classes and workshops as part of the nationwide lockdown. All four of our Growing Together sites are closed to the public. You can still access REACH Recovery College workshops, courses and activities online – read more here.

  • What does the REACH Recovery College do?

The REACH Recovery College runs courses, workshops and activities to help you understand and manage you mental health and wellbeing. If you’re struggling with a mental health condition, we can support your journey back to wellness. We’re a safe, friendly environment, where you can meet people who understand what you’re going through. We can also signpost you to other agencies if you need help with specific issues at the REACH Wellbeing Hub.

  • Do I need to be referred to enrol at the REACH Recovery College?

No, you are free to self-refer.

  • How do I enrol?

You can enrol online here. To fill out a paper form, drop in at the REACH Wellbeing Hub in Westcliff (47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff SS0 9AG) or at the REACH Recovery College in Rochford (34 Rocheway, Rochford, SS4 1DQ). You can also request an enrolment form be posted to you by calling us on 01702 213 134 or emailing rochfordreception@trustlinks.org.

  • Is there a charge to enrol at REACH?

No, all of our courses, workshops and activities are completely free.

  • Will I get one-to-one counselling?

We don’t offer one-to-one counselling at the REACH Recovery College. You can attend the REACH Wellbeing Hub for support, information and advice. The Recovery College offers courses and group sessions that help you manage you mental health and recovery. If you attend courses you’ll get a termly review of your progress with a tutor.

  • Can I re-enrol if I stopped coming previously?

Of course – you can re-enrol at REACH anytime.

  • Do you pay transport costs?

We do not cover transport costs.

  • Do you provide employment courses?

One of our courses at REACH is ‘Preparing for Volunteering and Employment’, but we normally advise students attend other courses first and move onto our course when you feel more ready.

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