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We published an overview of the RECOLLECT 2 Programme (here).

What is a Recovery College?

We conducted a systematised review and stakeholder interviews to develop an understanding of mechanisms of action and outcomes for students (here) and for staff, services and society (here). The interviews were co-analysed with lived experience co-researchers using a new collaborative data analysis methodology (here). We developed a fidelity checklist and the RECOLLECT Fidelity Measure (downloadable with translations here), and evaluated the Fidelity Measure in 39 Recovery Colleges (here). We explored the characteristics and representativeness of Recovery College students (here). 

How many Recovery Colleges exist?

In 2021 we conducted a survey of all Recovery Colleges in England, in which we identified 88 colleges. The publicly-available contact details of the 68 (77%) Recovery Colleges in England which responded to our survey are listed here. Our survey identified three types of Recovery College (here).

In 2022 we conducted a global survey, and have identified over 200 colleges in approximately 28 countries. We have described how Recovery Colleges are a global innovation (here).