Meet the Team
Our team is made up of experienced trainers with a vast range of backgrounds and strengths. We have brought this all together to create the courses on offer, incorporating lived and life experience, in an effort to provide meaningful courses to encourage recovery.
Shelley – Project Administrator
Shelley is the Recovery College Learning Administrator, when not in work you will find her sea swimming, walking, or practising yoga.
Having taken over from the previous Administrator Shelley says ‘I have been impressed by the systems in place and by how well the team work together, how knowledgeable and how super friendly they are. The office is busy and varied which I love, having been an Office Manager in a manufacturing company and then working for the University of Wolverhampton within the Health and Wellbeing Faculty, it is lovely to be part of a close knit supportive, super talented team, backed up by the brilliance of colleagues at Pentreath Ltd.
I am proud to be a part of The Recovery College, to help people manage their mental health and work towards their goals in life.’
Nick – Learning Support Worker
With a background in education, health and wellbeing support Nick has been a part of Pentreath for just over a year before moving across to join us here at Recovery College Cornwall as a Learning Support Worker. Nick is passionate about providing learning opportunities to aid mental recovery and believes “the biggest resource we have in our recovery is ourselves”.
Becky - Learning Support Worker
With a background in Art and currently a practicing mixed media artist, the benefit that creative practice can have on Mental Wellbeing really interests me.
Originally from North Wales, I moved to Falmouth to take my Contemporary Craft degree 10 years ago. Having worked as a chef I thoroughly enjoy cooking, taking inspiration from places that I have visited around the world.
I have worked with the Community Mental Health Team for the past two years and love combining my interests to support and inspire individuals.
I am so happy to be working alongside like – minded people and am excited to be contributing to the Recovery College.
Lowenna - Learning Support Worker
After completing my degree in Combined Social Science, I did a volunteer placement in Sri Lanka supporting people with mental ill health. From there I have worked on a variety of mental health wards across Southampton and Cornwall helping people on their recovery pathway. I am really excited to be part of Pentreath and hope to make a positive impact on people’s lives
Sarah - Learning Support Worker
I would say that people (and the natural environment) have been at the heart of my career.
I had a great time completing an Environmental Biology Degree in Liverpool, then worked in conservation engaging people with their environment. I then managed Social and Therapeutic Garden Projects for people of all ages and abilities (people with learning disabilities, mental ill health, physical disabilities, substance misuse issues and a mix of many of those situations) I moved to work with vulnerable teenagers supporting them develop their own skills, confidence and knowledge to make successful transitions to independence and adulthood. Alongside this I trained and practiced as a swimming teacher – which I returned to when living here in Cornwall. I then moved to Cornwall and worked with vulnerable Children and their families. Over the last few years I have happily returned to swimming teaching and dog walking exploring Cornwall in all weathers – especially the beaches …until I was lucky enough to join the Recovery College Cornwall as a learner Support Worker / Trainer – which I am loving being a part of the Recovery College Team.
Tracey – Community Trainer
Tracey is the Community Trainer for the west of Cornwall. “Empowerment comes from within, you just have to find where it lives. Here at Recovery College Cornwall we aim to provide you with the tools be the author of your own recovery.” Tracey has a background in education and teaching, she has been working with adults in the community for Pentreath since March 2017 and is super excited to get back to teaching and engaging with people’s recovery as a community trainer. “It is an honour to be able to be a part of peoples recovery journey”
Julia - Community Trainer
Julia is the Community Trainer for the east of Cornwall and has a background in education with young people with learning disabilities and autism, as well as community development and health and wellbeing. ‘There are some amazing opportunities for the learners and workers alike with Recovery College and I feel fortunate to be part of it.’
Lisa - Employment coach
Lisa is the Employment coach within the Recovery College. Having previously worked with Domestic Abuse victims she is very passionate about empowering learners to help them take control of their own recovery and to help them move on with their lives and back in to employment . "I feel very fortunate to be a part of such an amazing talented team within the Recovery College".
Jamie - Recovery College Manager
I was a PE teacher in Kent and Cornwall for 20 years where I held various managerial roles such as Head of Year, Head of Department and Transition Coordinator in addition to leading countywide training to schools in Cornwall. The Recovery College model excites me as it enables learners to take control of their own mental ill health and move forward with their lives. I am thrilled to be working with an immensely talented team at the Recovery College hub in Truro.