Bromley Recovery College Summer 2021 Prospectus

Like many other institutions, Bromley Recovery College has had to respond to a very different environment in the past year. Sadly, this means that for the time being we are unable to offer our traditional, classroom-based courses and workshops. We are, however, able to offer a rich variety of alternatives.

Our courses are free and are open to all those who live, work or are registered with a GP in the London Borough of Bromley. At the present time we are also accepting students from neighbouring London boroughs. The courses below run between April and July 2021.

Recovery College Open Forum

When: last Thursday of every month
Time: 12pm – 1pm
Location: online (Zoom)

This lively monthly space is for information and discussion about the Recovery College, its courses and its development. The Open Forum is an interactive experience that welcomes diverse views about the experience of and desires for the Recovery College. It offers an opportunity to deepen participants’ understanding and awareness of different topics and how we can relate to each other from diverse perspectives.

Speakers who wish to share or focus on a particular issue are welcomed by the Recovery College team.

Preparation for Employment

When: Thursday 15 June, Thursday 22 June, Thursday 29th July 2021
Time: 11am – 1pm
Location: online (Zoom)
Course tutors: Rebecca Edmondson and Sue Mall

Following on from our Getting Ready for Work course, this course is designed to support you in taking action steps towards creating your CV, completing job applications, exploring job and training opportunities and prepare for a job interviews. The course aims to motivate you and help increase your confidence in your ability to achieve your employment goals.

Tai Chi

When: every Friday
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: online (Zoom)
Course tutor: Nicki Fawcitt

Learn the soft, graceful movements of the ancient Chinese healing art of Tai Chi (meditation in movement), and the soulful healing of Qigong. Learn breathing and relaxation techniques, and meditation in motion that relaxes and creates stillness of the mind. The gentle activity and movements of Tai Chi and Qigong can reduce stress and depression and soothe the mind. They can also reduce high blood pressure and improve the immune system.

Gentle Walking - Beckenham

When: every Tuesday
Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Kelsey Park, Beckenham
Leaders: Angela Smith and Jon-Paul Mountford

A gentle walk and a chat. This is ideal for those who would like to be more active but who would like to take it at a gentle pace exploring one of the Borough’s most attractive open spaces.

This walking group is suitable for those with limited mobility.

Gentle Walking - Orpington

When: every Friday, 10.30am – 11.30am
Location: Priory Gardens, Orpington
Leaders: Angela Smith and Jon-Paul Mountford

As with the Wednesday group, this is essentially a gentle walk with a chat but located in the south of the Borough. The Friday group will also explore the neighbouring River Cray and the environs of All Saints Church.

This walking group is suitable for those with limited mobility.

Next Step Forward - six sessions

When: Mondays beginning 21st June 2021
Time: 10.30 – 12.30 pm.
Location: Various sites within the London Borough of Bromley
Angela Smith and Veronica Hope

This group is for those who feel ready to progress to something rather more adventurous. Still taken at a gentle pace, the group will explore various attractive locations around the Borough, including Jubilee Country Park in Petts Wood, Goddington Park and Lilly’s Wood in Orpington, and Crystal Palace Park.

The Allotment Project

When: Tuesdays
Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm.
Location: Sandford Road Allotments, Bromley South
Course tutors: Heather Collyer, Karin Schnabel and Liz Litton

This is an exciting opportunity for those interested in gardening who would like to expand their knowledge to become involved in an on-going gardening project. The group currently maintains two separate allotments which are given over to a wide range of plants, including flowers, soft fruit and vegetables. The allotments are located close to Bromley South station and are of easy access.

This version of the Bromley Recovery College programme was last updated on 1 July 2021.

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Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind, 38 Mason’s Hill, Bromley, Kent, BR2 9JG


07745 182738 or 07718 445559.


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