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Welcome to the only Women’s Recovery College in Zimbabwe. This is a collaborative, educational learning environment for women and teenagers, partner organisations, supporters, staff, volunteers and students. We are pleased to say that out of the approximately 13 psychiatrists in Zimbabwe, 6 of these have offered their help and support for this project, through the Department of Psychiatry, Avondale, Harare. This is the only mental health women's recovery college in Zimbabwe. 

The college follows an adult education model and aims to deliver a responsive, peer-led education and training curriculum of recovery focused workshops and courses. The model is borrowed from that being used in the Uinted Kingdom.

 All the courses have been designed to provide opportunities for discussion promote independent learning and offer an environment that is open and accessible.

 What is Recovery?

• A way of learning to live with a mental health condition

• It is a journey of personal development and discovery towards a new sense of self, of purpose and of wellbeing

Who can attend?

• Any woman struggling with mental health problems who are 16 or over

• Anyone who has used mental health services in the past twelve months

• Supporters. For example, friends, family, carers and support workers. You can attend the college either with the person that you support or on your own

• Those working as part of organisations that support people across health and social welfare

What is it

A  Women's Recovery College aims to enable women who have had mental health issues to become experts in their own self-care and develop the skills and confidence to manage their own recovery journey. The focus is on using learning activity to complement traditional treatment approaches. Working practices are founded on co-production and shared decision-making

Contact PHOEBE Zimbabwe on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call on 00 263 775380491

Further Information
For more information regarding the various courses and workshops, please follow the links below:

This is a course for carers and those working with carers, it is a train the trainer course.

Workshops for Carers
Please follow this links for the full programme for carer's workshops and support group meetings.
Women's Recovery_College Full Programme
These are the various courses and workshops for those recovering from mental illness. They run from September 2017 till September 2018

This is a five day course for those wishing to know more about mental health, with a view of working in the area of mental health. It is an train the trainer course.

Recovery College_Registration_Form
 This is the registration form for all courses. Please download and fill in. Then send it back to us to book your space.

The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Well-being Scale
PHOEBE has received permission to use the well being scale, from Dr Taggart and Dr Stewart-Brown from the Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, UK. The Warwick-Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing scale was developed to enable the monitoring of mental wellbeing in the general population and the evaluation of projects, programmes and policies which aim to improve mental wellbeing.

WEMWBS is a 14 item scale with 5 response categories, summed to provide a single score ranging from 14-70. The items are all worded positively and cover both feeling and functioning aspects of mental wellbeing. WEWMBS has been validated in other parts of the UK, other parts of Europe, Iceland, the middle and far East and Africa. 

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