At WARCA we work with our students to co-produce and deliver educational courses and workshops that are meaningful, relevant and that will support them on their journey.
We walk alongside our students with the vision that everyone should have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of who they are and live a meaningful life, regardless of the challenges they face.
We aim to provide a safe space for personal recovery. We assist our students to build their self-confidence, allowing them to take charge of their own mental health and wellbeing.
Across the world, Recovery Colleges have demonstrated to be incredibly successful in helping people overcome the barriers they may face due to mental ill-health and/or substance use, aiding them live a full, meaningful life.
At WARCA we combine the expertise of lived and professional experience to encourage and empower anyone who is ready for positive change.
At the WA Recovery College Alliance, we see you as a student who is there to learn. We will help you to get to know yourself; learn how to help yourself; learn practical skills that will help your day-to-day life; and learn about emotions, behaviours, and triggers. And the good news is, you are not learning alone.
You will be supported by professional staff including facilitators with lived experience. You will share the educational process, courses and trainings with peers – people who just like you, are also committed to improving their personal wellbeing.
The difference between a “Recovery College” and traditional “mental health services”, is that the focus is on recovery, not the illness or the substance dependency. You will play an active role in your own journey. You are taking the lead and get support along the way, not the other way around.
You will learn about improving your health and mental health; learn new skills that will help your day-to-day life; gain a deeper understanding of your mental health or substance use challenges; and find strategies that allow you to enjoy life.