Compass Recovery College is a mental health organisation under Reading Borough Council based in Reading. Focused on the message that recovery from mental health challenges is both likely and possible with the right tools.
Providing free courses and social groups for anyone in the area aged over 18 who is affected directly or indirectly by mental ill health. Whether you are suffering yourself, a carer, friend, or family member who would like to know more about mental health, you can attend the courses.
With courses about specific diagnoses, general mental health concepts or coping strategies. All delivered by staff and peer support volunteers with lived experience of mental health challenges. Compass can understand your wellbeing from a different perspective.
There are also several social groups happening every week as well as creative courses and routes into volunteering.
All courses are free and available without the need for a referral. Book into an Information & Registration session to enrol and find out more about what courses and events might suit your needs. See the website for dates of these sessions.
A Safe Space
We provide a supportive, friendly environment, where students can learn and share experiences and ideas in confidence and comfort in order to develop skills for life.
We will do our best to meet the needs of every student that wishes to develop and take control to manage their life.
Open to All
We welcome anyone aged 18 (or over) with lived experience of mental illness or life challenges, as well as their friends, family, carers, mental health practitioners and clinicians.
All courses are developed and delivered by people who can call upon their own lived experience of mental health and life issues, together with clinically trained staff.
This is at the heart of the Recovery College and supports a diverse perspective on living with mental health challenges.