Publications about Recovery Colleges
This list is maintained as a resource for the Recovery College community. If you would like a publication added to this list please email us giving year, type (Peer-reviewed journal article OR Other publication which can be easily accessed online), 6-10 words of description about the publication (why someone might want to read it) and the complete reference in the format used below.
Enabling factors in Recovery education:
Khan BM, Reid N, Brown R, Kozloff N, Stergiopoulos V (2020) Engaging Adults Experiencing Homelessness in Recovery Education: A Qualitative Analysis of Individual and Program Level Enabling Factors. Frontiers in psychiatry, 11, 779. Available here
Mechanisms of change and participant outcomes in a Recovery Education Centre:
Reid N, Khan B, Soklaridis S, Kozloff N, Brown R, Stergiopoulos V (2020) Mechanisms of change and participant outcomes in a Recovery Education Centre for individuals transitioning from homelessness: a qualitative evaluation. BMC Public Health, 20, 1-9. Available here
A decade of Recovery Colleges:
Thériault J, Lord MM, Briand C, Piat M, Meddings S (2020) Recovery Colleges After a Decade of Research: A Literature Review. Psychiatric Services, appi-ps. Available here
Recovery College as a transition space towards recovery:
Muir‐Cochrane E, Lawn S, Coveney J, Zabeen S, Kortman B, Oster C (2019) Recovery college as a transition space in the journey towards recovery: An Australian qualitative study. Nursing & Health Sciences, 21, 523-530. Available here
An equalities and diversity audit on a UK Recovery College:
Meddings S, Walsh L, Patmore L, McKenzie KLE, Holmes, S (2019) To what extent does Sussex Recovery College reflect its community? An equalities and diversity audit. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 23, 136-144. Available here
Recovery College influences on service users:
Sutton R, Lawrence K, Zabel E, French P (2019) Recovery College influences upon service users: a Recovery Academy exploration of employment and service use. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 14, 141-148. Available here
A mixed-methods evaluation of a Recovery College:
Wilson C, King M, Russell J (2019) A mixed‐methods evaluation of a Recovery College in South East Essex for people with mental health difficulties. Health & social care in the community, 27, 1353-1362. Available here
The process of co-production:
Dalgarno M, Oates J (2019) The crucible of co-production: Case study interviews with Recovery College practitioner trainers. Health Education Journal, 78, 977-987. Available here
Commonality across international Recovery Colleges:
King T, Meddings S (2019) Survey identifying commonality across international recovery colleges. Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 23, 121-128. Available here
Effectiveness of Recovery Colleges:
Ebrahim S, Glascott A, Mayer H, Gair E (2018) Recovery Colleges; how effective are they? The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 13, 209-218. Available here
Design and delivery of a mental health Recovery College course:
Cameron J, Hart A, Brooker S, Neale P, Reardon M (2018) Collaboration in the design and delivery of a mental health Recovery College course: experiences of students and tutors, Journal of Mental Health, 27, 374-381. Available here
Evaluation of the impact of arts based courses in a Recovery College:
Stevens J, Butterfield C, Whittington A, Holttum S (2018) Evaluation of Arts based Courses within a UK Recovery College for People with Mental Health Challenges, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15, 1170. Available here
The meaning of co-production for clinicians:
Dalgarno D, Oates J (2018) The meaning of co‐production for clinicians: An exploratory case study of Practitioner Trainers in one Recovery College, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25, 349-357. Available here
Service use outcomes:
Bourne P, Meddings S, Whittington A (2018) An evaluation of service use outcomes in a Recovery College, Journal of Mental Health, 27, 359-366. Available here
The power of love in Recovery Colleges:
Ashcraft L, Brown S.E, (2018) The mysterious third practice: the Power of Love instead of the Love of Power, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 38-42.
Views of psychiatrists about Recovery Colleges:
Collins R, Shakespeare T, Firth L (2018) Psychiatrist’s views on Recovery Colleges, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 13, 90-99. Available here
Process and outcomes for an Australian Recovery College:
Hall T, Jordan H, Reifels L, Belmore S, Hardy D, Thompson H, Brophy L (2018) A process and intermediate outcomes evaluation of an Australian recovery college, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 7-20.
Lived experience and co-production:
Pledger A (2018) The value of lived experience: Co-production and collaboration in Recovery Colleges, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 21-28.
A Recovery College in Italy:
Lucchi F, Chiaf E, Piacentino A, Scarsato G (2018) Programma FOR: A Recovery College in Italy, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 29-37.
The transformative power of a Recovery College:
Arbour S, Rose B (2018) Improving relationships, lives and systems: The transformative power of a recovery college, Journal of Recovery in Mental Health, 3, 1-6.
Recovery Colleges 10 Years On:
Perkins, R, Meddings S, Williams S, Repper J (2018) Recovery Colleges 10 Years On, Nottingham: ImROC.
Review of evidence about Recovery Colleges:
Australian Healthcare Associates (2018) Literature review to inform the development of Recovery Colleges in Western Australia, Melbourne: AHA.
A co-design and co-delivery initiative:
Martin K, Stevens A, Arbour S (2017) The process of developing a co-design and co-delivery initiative for mental health programming, Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Mental Health, 2, 247-251. Available here
Developing a Recovery College:
Kelly J, Gallagher S, McMahon J (2017) Developing a Recovery College: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs, Journal of Mental Health, 26, 150-155. Available here
Qualitative evaluation of a Recovery College:
Sommer J, Gill K, Stein-Parbury J (2018) Walking side-by-side: Recovery Colleges revolutionising mental health care, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 22, 18-26. Available here
A Recovery College in Canada:
Arbour S, Stevens A (2017) A Recovery College in Canada: An Innovative means of Supporting and Empowering Individuals with Severe Mental Illness, Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 36, 59-63. Available here
Development of a Recovery College in Australia:
Jay L, Macadam B, Gardner C, Mahboub L (2017) Hope headquarters: recovery college, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 28, 170-173. Available here
Stakeholder attitudes and needs for a Recovery College:
Kelly J, Gallagher S, McMahon J (2017) Developing a recovery college: a preliminary exercise in establishing regional readiness and community needs, Journal of Mental Health, 26, 150-155. Available here
Impact on staff of attending a Recovery College:
Perkins A, Ridler J, Hammond L, Hackmann C, Davies S (2017) Impacts of attending recovery colleges on NHS staff, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 21, 1, 18-24. Available here
Adherence of Recovery Colleges to original principles:
Perkins R, Repper J (2017) Editorial: When is a “recovery college” not a “recovery college”?, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 21, 2, 65-72. Available here
Recovery Colleges and co-production:
Shepherd G, McGregor J, Meddings S, Roeg W (2017) Recovery Colleges and Co-production. In: Slade M, Oades L, Jarden A (eds) “Wellbeing, Recovery and Mental Health” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 181-193. Available here
Recovery Colleges in the UK:
Anfossi, A (2017) The current state of Recovery Colleges in the UK: final report, Nottingham, ImROC.
The business case for Recovery Colleges:
Slade M, McDaid D, Shepherd G, Williams S, Repper J (2017) ImROC Briefing Paper 14. Recovery: the Business Case, Nottingham: ImROC; 2017.
Student experience of attending a Recovery College:
Dunn E, Chow J, Meddings S, Haycock L (2016) Barriers to attendance at Recovery Colleges, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 20, 4, 238-246. Available here
Qualitative study of students attending a Recovery College:
Zabel E, Donegan G, Lawrence K, French P (2016) Exploring the impact of the recovery academy: a qualitative study of Recovery College experiences, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 11, 162-171. Available here
Feasibility and impact of a Recovery College in a forensic setting:
Frayn E, Duke J, Smith H, Wayne P, Roberts G (2016) A voyage of discovery: setting up a recovery college in a secure setting, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 20, 29-35. Available here
Impact of a Recovery College on students:
Newman-Taylor K, Stone N, Valentine P, Hooks Z, Sault K (2016) The Recovery College: A unique service approach and qualitative evaluation, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 39, 2, 187-190. Available here
Review of social acceptability of Recovery Colleges:
Thornhill H, Dutta A (2016) Thematic paper: Are recovery colleges socially acceptable?, BJPysch International, 13, 1, 6-7. Available here
First meeting of an international Recovery College community of practice:
McGregor J, Brophy L, Hardy D, Hoban D, Meddings S, Repper J, Rinaldi M, Roeg W, Shepherd G, Slade M, Smelson D, Stergiopoulos V, RCICoP Group (2016) Proceedings of June 2015 Meeting, Recovery Colleges International Community of Practice (RCICoP).
Report on Australasian Recovery College community of practice:
Mind (2016) Australasian Recovery College Community of Practice Inaugural Meeting, Victoria: Mind.
Mixed-method evaluation of Australian Recovery College:
Hall T, Brophy L, Jordan H (2016) A report on the preliminary outcomes of the Mind Recovery College, The University of Melbourne, Centre for Mental Health.
Presentation on research evidence for Recovery Colleges:
Shepherd G, McGregor J (2016) Recovery Colleges – Evolution or Revolution? Ghent, November 9.
Student outcomes, course uptake and resource use:
Meddings S, Campbell E, Guglietti S, Lambe H, Locks L, Byrne D, Whittington A (2015) From service user to student: the benefits of Recovery Colleges, Clinical Psychology Forum, 268, 32-37.
Case study on co-production in developing a Recovery College:
Meddings S, McGregor J, Roeg W, Shepherd G (2015) Recovery colleges: quality and outcomes, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 19, 4, 212-222. Available here
Project lead, student and peer support worker perspectives:
Skipper L, Page K (2015) Our recovery journey: two stories of change within Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 19, 1, 38 – 44. Available here
Evaluation of two ‘pop-up’ Recovery Colleges:
Burhouse A, Rowland M, Niman H M, Abraham D, Collins E, Matthews H, Denney J, Ryland H (2015) Coaching for recovery: a quality improvement project in mental healthcare, BMJ Quality Improvement Reports, 4, doi: 10.1136/bmjquality.u206576.w2641. Available here
Role of Recovery Colleges in supporting access to employment:
Taggart H, Kempton J (2015) The route to employment: the role of mental health recovery colleges, London: CentreForum.
Development of a Recovery College:
Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (2015) CNWL Recovery & Wellbeing College Annual Report April 2014 – July 2015.
Current approaches to co-production in UK Recovery Colleges:
King T (2015) An Exploratory Study of Co-Production In Recovery Colleges In The UK, Sussex: University of Brighton.
Mixed-method evaluation of a Recovery College:
Kaminskiy E, Moore S (2015) South Essex Recovery College Evaluation, Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University.
Exploration of critical dimensions of a Recovery College:
McGregor J, Repper J, Brown H (2014) “The college is so different from anything I have done”. A study of the characteristics of Nottingham Recovery College, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9, 3-15. Available here
Using co-production approach in developing a Recovery College:
Meddings S, Byrne D, Barnicoat S, Campbell E, Locks L (2014) Co-Delivered and Co–Produced: Creating a Recovery College in Partnership, Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, 9, 16-25. Available here
Student perspectives on impact of a Recovery College:
Meddings S, Guglietti S, Lambe H, Byrne D (2014) Student perspectives: recovery college experience, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 18, 3, 142-150. Available here
Development of a Recovery College:
McCaig M, McNay L, Marland G, Bradstreet S, Campbell J (2014) Establishing a recovery college in a Scottish University, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 18, 92-97. Available here
Evaluation of a Recovery College pilot:
North Essex Research Network (2014) Evaluation of the Mid Essex Recovery College October–December, Cambridge: Anglia Ruskin University.
Development and delivery of a Recovery College:
Rennison J, Skinner S, Bailey A (2014) CNWL Recovery College Annual Report April 2013 – March 2014, London: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
The value of co-production in a recently established Recovery College:
Gill K (2014) Recovery Colleges. Co-Production in Action: The value of the lived experience in “Learning and Growth for Mental Health”, Health Issues, 113, 10-14.
Feasibility of introducing an education approach to recovery:
McMahon J, Wallace N, Kelly J, Egan E (2014) Recovery Education College: A Needs Analysis, Limerick: University of Limerick.
History of the education model in recovery:
Oh H (2013) The pedagogy of recovery colleges: clarifying theory, Mental Health Review Journal, 18, 240. Available here
Development and delivery of a Recovery College:
Zucchelli F, Skinner S (2013) Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust’s (CNWL) recovery college: the story so far…, Mental Health and Social Inclusion, 17, 4, 183-189. Available here
Systematic review of literature on recovery and education:
Watson E (2013) What Makes a Recovery College? A Systematic Literature Review of Recovery Education in Mental Health, Nottingham: MHSc Dissertation.
ImROC briefing paper on Recovery Colleges:
Perkins R, Repper J, Rinaldi M, Brown H (2012) Recovery Colleges. Implementing Recovery Through Organisational Change, Mental Health Network NHS Confederation, Centre for Mental Health, London.
Care Coordinator views of student experience of courses and attitudes to self-management:
Rinaldi M, Suleman M (2012) Care co-ordinators’ attitudes to self-management and their experience of the use of the South West London Recovery College, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
Mental health service use of students:
Rinaldi M, Morland M, Wybourn S (2012) Annual Report 2011 – 2012 South West London Recovery College, London, South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.
A concept paper for establishment of a Recovery College:
Pollock S, Callaghan R, Hidges C (2013) Establishment of the Mind Recovery College, Heidelberg: Mind Australia.
Impact on students and service-level outcomes from a RC:
Rinaldi M, Wybourn S (2011) The Recovery College Pilot in Merton and Sutton: longer term individual and service level outcomes, South West London and St. Georges Mental Health NHS Trust.