Category: Student Forum

Act the Maggot and Make Decision for the Recovery College

Calling all Recovery College Students in the North Dublin Area
You are invited to join us in the Recovery College Room, DCU for our first student led ‘Creative Collective’ Gathering.  These gatherings will take place once per term only, the idea here being to give students a chance to meet, socialise, sample some of the great courses we have running and also help us make decisions
During this first Creative Collective you will get a chance to Act the Maggot!
When & Where?
The Creative Collective will meet in the Recovery College Room on Friday January 24th in DCU from 10.30-1pm
Please arrive a little early as the Act the Maggot session kicks of promptly!
If you would like to attend please email us to let us know.

Student Forum 12th of April

The next Recovery College Student Forum is taking place on Friday April 12th @ 11am, we hope you will make it.
In particular we are calling out to all you students who are new to the forum… We hope you’ll join our growing community.
It’s your space for decision making!!
Venues across three counties: 
A) Recovery College Room DCU, Dublin
B) DKIT School of Nursing and Midwifery Board Room, Dundalk
C) Enterprise Centre Navan.*


For DCU Dublin location, follow this link:
For DKIT Louth DKIT Forum Location Map

For Navan Enterprise Centre Meath Navan Enterprize Centre, Forum Location Map

Zoom video conference
This meeting will use zoom video conferencing to link up the three groups.  If you would like to avail of the zoom video option so you can attend this meeting remotely, please let us know and we will send you the set up details.

A trip to the Belfast Recovery College

I attended a forum meeting in DCU Recovery College in March.  The Recovery College coordinator invited all students if they would like to attend the launch of the Belfast Recovery College in the Black Box Theatre. Some took the opportunity to go and see what it was all about.

We got the chance to meet and greet with those who are passionate and oversee the running of the Recovery College. Through drama, the amazing recovery college students demonstrated   what it’s like for those who have mental health issues, due to different experiences at some point in their lives, be it biologically, psychologically or socially.

The drama gave us a taste of how to reclaim the authentic self through education, therefore enabling students to go forward in mental well being and recovery.  Students shared how the Recovery College was   paramount to the healing process.

I couldn’t  help notice like the Recovery College in DCU,  the sense  of being  loved and a sense of  belonging  that  stood out among the  students and team leaders at the launch. This was enhanced by knowing that all students and educators have lived experiences and are treated equally on their own journey.

I have my own story of loss, however I’ve learned to believe in a brighter day. The Recovery College is a place to feel safe and also to learn a new way about mental health recovery.  The Recovery College launch was about ordinary people embracing mental health in a new way and learning to become fully alive.

Thanks for a great day with the Recovery College Belfast.


Student Forum Monday 9th April 2018.

Confirmation the Monthly Forum will meet from 11am on Monday 9th April.  
Particularly calling out to all you students who haven’t taken part in the forum… We hope you’ll join our growing community… this is your opportunity to give something back!!
The Student Forum is your opportunity to help develop the college, this month we’ll also continue planning the upcoming summer wellbeing festival, so again we very much hope you’ll participate here.  It’s your space!!
A) Recovery College Room DCU 
B) DKIT School of nursing and Midwifery Board Room
C) Room 404, An Táin, Community Mental Health centre Navan.
Time: 11-1pm
Date: Monday 9th April.
If you want to see the college flourish and ensure students have a say in how we work, please do attend!