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.
Katy – Project Administrator
At the heart of the Recovery College Cornwall, Katy is the engine room that keeps the college going. “It’s a new and exciting project for Cornwall which I am thrilled to be a part of.” Katy is the project administrator and an integral part of the team.
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”.
Vicky - Learning Support Worker
With a background in Law and supporting people with learning disabilities into education, employment and training, Vicky is looking forward to being part of this new venture as a Learning Support Worker. “Being mentally well is fundamental to living the life of your choice. I am excited to support others in this journey and learn from their experiences.”
Jason - Learning Support Worker
People say I’m happy go lucky and always smiling!! I’ve worked in adult mental health and research for ten years. My main focus was recovery and delivered the wellness recovery action plan groups. My post is funded through Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and I feel honoured to be part of the recovery college.
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.
Paul – Development Manager
Paul has a background in mental health and expertise in leadership and project development, capacity building, evaluation and marketing. Paul is the Business Development Manager for Pentreath ltd. and has driven the development of Recovery College Cornwall from the beginning. “Everyone has the right to live a healthy, happy life and I am delighted to see the Recovery College Come to fruition”.