Mayo Recovery College,
REGARI (Roscommon & East Galway) Recovery College
and Galway Recovery College

What are the advantages of Recovery Education?

Recovery Education is guided by good practice and consistent and rigorous co-production is a positive approach for recovery and mental health promotion in the community.

Recovery Education:

  • Empowers people to have control over their own personal recovery. It challenges the idea of compliance and the dependent patient role.
  • Reinforces social inclusion for all or ‘challenges the concept of congregated settings’
  • It promotes an environment that encourages understanding, knowledge and skill development and challenges the stigma around mental health.
  • Supports identifying individual learning goals that can have practical application in life. Recovery culture describes a move from paternalistic care-giving to Person Centred mental health care.
  • Provides an adult learning opportunity rather than a ‘day care’ type service.


Recovery College West
County Clinic
Co. Mayo

T: 086 0294901


Our Vision

The Purpose of Recovery College West is to create a culture of recovery, to improve quality of life and promote social inclusion by empowering people with mental health challenges, their families, friends and the community through co-produced education and learning together.