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RECOLLECT – Study 1,2 & 3

Study 1

Exploring the impact of Recovery Colleges on student outcomes and service use

Study 1 is a pre-post study of a sample of Recovery College students to understand the impact of Recovery Colleges on people using mental health services who enrol as students.

 

Who can take part?

We are interested in students enrolled at a participating Recovery College, who:

  • Are aged 18 or over
  • Have capacity to give informed consent
  • Are newly enrolled at the Recovery College, having completed a maximum of one introductory/welcome class or workshop
  • Are currently using, waiting to access, or discharged within the last 12 months from local secondary or tertiary NHS mental health services (such as a community mental health team or an outpatient clinic)

 

What does taking part involve?

Participants in Study 1 will be asked to complete a survey once they enrol at a participating Recovery College, then asked to complete the same survey again 4, 8, and 12 months afterwards. These can be completed either on paper, online, over the phone, in a video call or be sent by post. Student participants will receive £60 for completing all 4 surveys. For more information you can look at our Study 1 flyer, watch our Study Information Video or scan this QR code.

How to sign up?

If you are interested in taking part, you can:

  • complete the expression of interest form here
  • email us
  • talk to a member of staff at your Recovery College

Study 2

Exploring the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of Recovery Colleges

Study 2 is comparing Recovery College students with similar mental health service users who do not attend the Recovery College. This will show whether Recovery College students experience additional benefits or make less use of mental health services.

Who can take part?

We are interested in students enrolled at one of the participating Recovery Colleges, who:

  • Are aged 18 or over
  • Have capacity to give informed consent
  • Are newly enrolled at the Recovery College, having completed a maximum of one introductory/welcome class or workshop
  • Are currently using or discharged within the last 12 months from the local secondary or tertiary NHS mental health service (such as a community mental health team or an outpatient clinic)
  • Give consent to clinical records access to allow us to finding a matched control

 

What does taking part involve?

Participants in Study 2 will be asked to complete a survey once they enrol at a participating Recovery College, then asked to complete the same survey again 4, 8, and 12 months afterwards. These can be completed either on paper, online, over the phone, in a video call or be sent by post. Student participants will receive £60 for completing all 4 surveys. For more information you can look at our Study 2 flyer, watch our Study information video or scan this QR code.

 

Study 1 is a pre-post study of a sample of Recovery College students to understand the impact of Recovery Colleges on people using mental health services who enrol as students.

How to sign up?

If you are interested in taking part, you can:

  • complete the expression of interest form here
  • email us
  • talk to a member of staff at your Recovery College

    Study 3

    Understanding contextual and organisational factors influencing Recovery College fidelity, mechanisms of change, and student outcomes 

    Study 3 is a set of organisational case studies that will take place across six Recovery Colleges in England to help us understand how contextual and organisational factors influence the way Recovery Colleges operate and how this affects their students.

    Who can take part?

    We would like to speak to students (service users, carers and staff) that have used any of the participating Recovery Colleges, who:

    • Are aged 18 or over
    • Have capacity to give informed consent
    • Currently or previously enrolled as a student in a Recovery College at a participating site

     

    What does taking part involve?

    Participants in Study 3 will be asked to take part in a one-off focus group discussion with other students that will explore their views and experiences of attending the Recovery College. We are interested in opinions on how specific Recovery Colleges impact upon students and their lives.

    The focus groups will either be conducted face to face or online. Student participants will receive £20 to compensate for their time.  For more information you can look at our Study 3 poster

    How to sign up?

    If you are interested in taking part, you can:

    • complete the expression of interest form here
    • email us
    • talk to a member of staff at your Recovery College