Co-creation, recovery and education all rest at the heart of RecoverED’s History. The roots of RecoverED date back to 2007 when the first encounter between the founder of the Widening Access, Research and Mentoring (WARM) research and support group and higher level learning took place. This encounter was in a mental health clinic in which Dr Mark Richardson was tasked with engaging a small group of students in a community outreach project. All participants had lived experience of mental illness.
Co-creation, recovery and education led to the evolution of the WARM community research and support group and their partnership approach to engagement. WARM combines principles of community outreach/education, research, an understanding of recovery models, coaching as well as principles of partnership/co-creation and co-production for working collaboratively with organisations and communities.
Recovery and education has evolved into RecoverED recognising its role as an active voice and guide for WARM – to advance co-creation, recovery and education as a learning path. RecoverED supports all WARM groups to continue and to connect activity such as research and engagement with agencies, services and communities.
What is RecoverED? RecoverED is a specialist, not for profit organisation which is tasked with developing new and exciting co-created and co-produced learning opportunities with groups who are otherwise termed ‘hard-to-reach’. RecoverED is also a specialist consultancy for supporting and designing bespoke learning and engagement services.
RecoverED’s specialism? RecoverED delivers specialist research and education outreach work. With over twelve years of experience within the higher education (HE) and third sectors RecoverED is one of the only organizations in SE Wales specialising in outreach education for coaching towards progression to higher level learning in mental health.
1. Challenge stigma through learning wherever stigma exists
2. Inspiring change so as to Co-CREATE the I’mpossible wherever we go
3. Build new and exciting progression routes for all people
a) Encourage wider partnerships across services
b) Collaborate on all activity
c) Integrity – we need to treat people like people
d) Passion and belief – to be committed in heart and in mind
e) Diversity and inclusivity – it doesn’t matter who we are – we’re still I’mpossible
f) Quality – what we do we do well and we will not let you down