Topics from understanding hoarding to body image are available through free NHS health and wellbeing courses and workshops across the county.

Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College has published its prospectus for summer 2022, providing a range of sessions and activities for people to learn and improve their knowledge and wellbeing.

Courses are available online or in person. They are open to anyone over 18 living or working in Bedford Borough, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

Recovery College Manager Tony Isles said

“We are excited to once again be able to offer a prospectus with a diverse range of courses and workshops available online and face-to-face offer.

“This allows the college to continue to reach a wide demographic of people. Our aim is to grow, share and learn together.”

Some of the exciting new workshops and courses available include:

  • Dispelling Myths; Bipolar disorder
  • Food for Thought with Total Wellbeing
  • Body Image with Total Wellbeing
  • Sleep Breathe and Ground with Empowered Learning
  • Sprouting out With Groundwork
  • Communication 101
  • Cultural Awareness Monthly workshops on a range of topics
  • Understanding Hoarding with Bedfordshire Fire Service
  • Spring to Life with the ELFT Art Therapy team In Bedford
  • Wellbeing Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) training
  • Menopause Matters: Sex, Relationships and the Menopause with the Menopause Alliance
  • Designing Artwork using Canva
  • Art for Wellbeing in Nature with the ELFT Art Therapy Team
  • Gidda Class (Indian style dancing)
  • Creating a Mood Vision Board
  • Gratitude Scrapbooking for Art and Craft Group
  • Assertiveness with Total Wellbeing
  • Celebrating Culture Through Music and Story with ELFT Art Therapy Team

The college team are also running a series of workshops and events running for Mental Health Awareness Week in May. Check out the new prospectus here:

and the Summary version here:

or download from here

The college can be contacted by email on or telephone 01234 263621 (Bedford) and 01582 708917 (Luton). Follow here to enrol onto any of our courses:

Recovery Service Operation Manager Simran Khinder said:

“The Recovery College has gone from strength to strength, which we achieve through valued partners. We also welcome the opportunity to work together with the community to share learning and knowledge.”

If you would like to work with the college in providing courses or workshops, please email them on

The Bedfordshire and Luton Recovery College is part of the Bedfordshire Mental Health Academy, which is a formal partnership with East London NHS Foundation Trust (ELFT) and the University of Bedfordshire.

ELFT provides NHS mental health services across the county.

Recovery college courses and workshops focus on wellbeing and recovery. They are delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience.