Cardiff and Vale Recovery and Wellbeing College


Recovery & Wellbeing College, Park Lodge, Park Road, Cardiff CF14 7XB

Geographical coverage

Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Type of Organisation

NHS Health Board

Cardiff and Vale Recovery and Wellbeing College

About us

The Cardiff and Vale Recovery & Wellbeing College provides free educational courses on a range of mental health, physical health and wellbeing topics. Our courses take place online or in-person at venues across Cardiff and the Vale.

We welcome anyone to register as a student, you may be:

  • Someone with a lived experience of mental health and/or physical health challenges or someone currently accessing mental health and/or physical health services
  • Supporting or caring for someone with mental health or physical health challenges.
  • A member of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board staff or work in the public or charitable sector.

Peer support is at the core of our courses, all co-produced and co-delivered by health care professionals and peer trainers with lived experience of mental health and physical health challenges.

We believe clinical and lived experience expertise have equal value and our courses are a space where we can learn from one another and everyone’s contributions are valued.

We aim to bridge the gap between mental health and physical health and are developing a number of innovative partnerships to enhance the health and wellbeing of people across Cardiff and Vale.

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Our courses

We’re proud to be able to offer a diverse range of courses covering a breadth of topics. Our Understanding Series courses offer an insight into many different mental health issues, and we also provide courses that explore topics such as wellbeing, physical health and social inclusion.


If you feel worried or unsure about signing up to a course, you can meet one of our peer trainers for a one-to-one Individual Learning Plan Session. This session could be an opportunity to identify any learning or support you may require to access and participate in our courses. It’s also a great opportunity to reflect upon one’s strengths and skills, ensuring you get the most out of your experiences with the Recovery College.

We also acknowledge that you may need some digital support with accessing online courses. Digital Peers can help you with this; by offering support in setting up an email, registering with the Recovery & Wellbeing College and enrolling on your chosen courses.

Digital Peers have their own lived experience of digital exclusion, getting online and learning new skills. Sharing their own experiences of digital exclusion allows digital peers to empathise and understand some of the barriers and challenges to becoming digitally included.

Your information

All information provided is private and confidential and stored in line with GDPR requirements.