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


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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.