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Dementia Awareness Week 15th - 21st May 2016

Ditch the every-day uniform and wear denim this Dementia Awareness Week to join the fight against dementia.

This year Dementia Awareness Week takes place from 15th-21st May.

Please join us and take part in “Denim for Dementia” on Wednesday 18th May at Quayside House.

The Recovery College will be holding a drop in from 12noon – 2pm to raise funds for the charity.  Please drop in and take part! There will be a raffle, crafts and refreshments for sale!

If you have any raffle items to donate to the college , please drop them in!

See you then!

The Recovery College team

First Donation to our Local Food Bank!

The Recovery College students are helping West Bromwich’s vulnerable by collecting goods for a local food bank.

On Wednesday 6th April an impressive collection of food was handed over to Keith Turner of West Bromwich Food Bank (WBFB). WBFB gives out food to residents of Sandwell who are in crisis and cannot afford to feed themselves or their family.

Expressing his gratitude to the College, Keith said, “We are really grateful to the college for their support and effort in helping the local community.”  

“The donation came out of the blue but it is very much welcomed and will soon be put to good use I am sure.”

The College plans to continue their 'At "TIN" ding Recovery College' food collection drive, which sees students donating a tin of food when they attend their course, and urges others around the Trust to contribute where they can by dropping items off at the College, Quayside House, Rounds Green Road, Oldbury B69 2DG. Longer term it is hoped other Trust sites will also have collection points.



Mental Health Craft Workshops

Blue Peter comes to the recovery college ! Our four week craft and mental health course starts this week - Enjoy!

RIP Darren Cooper

Very sad news that Darren Cooper leader of Sandwell Council died over the weekend aged 52 . Darren was a registered mental health nurse who worked with many of us All Sainters at All Saints Hospital in Birmingham .Darren was held in high regard for his friendship sense of humour and commitment to both nursing and union work and the Baggies - deepest condolences to his family colleagues and public servants who like Darren do a great job in difficult circumstances - RIP

Easter, Vasakhi and Holi celebrations at the Recovery College!

On Monday 21st March we are holding a Volunteer drop in session to prepare for our community celebrations! If you are a volunteer at the college please drop in from 10.30am onwards!!

On Tuesday 22nd March, we will be holding a small celebration of our rich and diverse communities at the Recovery College.

We will be holding a fundraising event, there will be crafts for sale, refreshments, and even an Easter bonnet competition for those who would like to take part!

The event will start at 1.00pm-2.30pm and everyone is very welcome to come along!

See you there!


With best wishes

Debbie and Mick