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.

The college is open to any adults who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton.

The courses and workshops focus on mental health wellbeing and recovery. They are delivered by people with lived experience and professional experience.

The Recovery College promotes a positive student experience based on the principles of recovery and the values of the University of Bedfordshire and East London NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Opportunity
  • Choice
  • Hope
  • The University of Bedfordshire strives to offer transformational educational change for people’s lives
  • East London Foundation Trust key values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive

All of the courses and workshops are FREE of CHARGE


  • Courses are open to people age 18 and over  who live or work in Bedfordshire and Luton
  • People living with mental health problems, their carers , family and friends
  • Colleagues from ELFT, Local authorities and local partner organisations

Courses and workshops

  • Are facilitated by people with lived experience, professionals from ELFT and The University of Bedfordshire along with a range of partner organisations such as, Mind BLMK, Jobs HuB Bedford, DWP, Live Well Luton.
  • Timetable of courses are published 4 times per year.


Recovery College workshops and courses are delivered at various accessible, community based venues across Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton.

How to enrol

Enrolment is easy – simply email or telephone us to enrol on a course or workshop. Places are filled on a first come basis. All will be asked to complete a student enrolment form attached so that we have your details to keep you updated about courses and workshops.

Telephone 01234 263621

Recovery College | 29 Barford Avenue | Bedford | MK42 0DS