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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

At'tin'ding a Course at the Recovery College!

Dear all 

One of the most important principles of the college is to connect with our local communities -

Gentle reminder
If you are at"tin"ding a course this month we would be really grateful if you could bring a tin ! 
Food banks are on the increase and do a brilliant job for people in crisis…/britons-driven-to-food-banks…

We have set up a link with West Bromwich food bank…/west-bromwich-food-…/item/734.html

Your support would be much appreciated . 
Best wishes

Mick Morrow



March 2016 Courses!

Dear All we are running a number of courses throughout March 2016, please see our events calendar for full details.

if you would like to attend a course please contact the college to register your interest!

best wishes


LGBT History Month

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month

Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in February in Britain, but our work to challenge homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continues throughout the year. The theme this year is religion, belief and philosophy, and the designer of this year’s logo says 'The inspiration behind the badge design came from the phrase “leap of faith”. I chose this phrase because I believe it is a very powerful and personal message. It is about believing and having faith, both in one’s religion, and in oneself. It represents a risk we take for a better outcome and future, a push forward in acceptance and tolerance within and towards to LGBT community, and the strength it can take to come out as a homosexual, bisexual or trans person.'
Emma Louis, Head of Diversity & Spirituality writes:

The ‘theme’ being highlighted during this year’s LGBT History Month is LGBT and Religion, Belief and Philosophy. The multi-faith Spiritual Care Team is proud to be part of a Trust that marks LGBT History Month. Taking an inclusion approach and affirming people in who they are, and the life journey they are on, is something we all feel strongly about as a Team. It inspires us in our work of spiritual and religious care and is about putting our Trust values of dignity and respect into practise.

In our resources section below are two useful leaflets. One explores a bit about the history of the relationship between LGBT issues and faith/beliefs in what we feel is a really helpful way. The other is a list of faith-based LGBT organisations that provide support and information for people wanting to explore more about a particular faith and LGBT issues.

You may also want to take a look at the video My super amazing mum explains what homosexuality is to parents! A Sikh man and his story about coming out to his parents.


If you’re interested in finding out more about what the Trust does to support LGBT staff, patients and carers, or you would like to be included in the LGBT Staff Network (open to ALL staff and volunteers with an interest in LGBT issues), please contact Bobbie Petford on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view '; document.getElementById('cloak62341').innerHTML += ''+addy_text62341+'<\/a>'; //--> or 07919 392871