Support for students recovering from addiction

One-to-one and group support for students recovering from addiction.

This support is delivered by Recovery Connections, an organisation specialising in peer-led substance use recovery.

We are offering the following support for students recovering from addiction:

1. One-to-one sessions

One-to-one support sessions for students recovering from addiction.

Weekly sessions delivered by a peer support specialist. After an assessment, you can attend 6 one-to-one sessions with a peer support specialist to help with your recovery journey.

What you can expect from these sessions

Your sessions will be designed based on what you need. During your initial assessment, the peer support specialist will explore potential issues and areas of discussion for your sessions. The specialist will also be able to provide relevant information and advice during the sessions.

Sessions will be conducted securely, online, and in confidence.

Register for one-to-one support

2. Weekly recovery group session

A weekly online group session for students recovering from addiction.

Students can expect to learn about concepts of recovery, share and discuss recent experiences and ask questions. The group is an opportunity to find community with other students with similar experiences. The group will be led by a trained, expert facilitator.

Register for a group session

3. HEART recovery platform

Higher Education and Recovery Talk (HEART) is a supportive and powerful peer community, focused entirely on students who are interested in or identify with recovery.

The platform includes:

  • A peer support forum where visitors can ask questions within a secure, online community

  • Guidance and top tips from experts

  • Information and blogs and stories from people with lived experience

Join the HEART recovery platform

4. Recovery ally training

Training session covering addiction, trauma, stigma & recovery delivered by facilitators with lived experience.

Recovery Ally Programs train individuals to be supportive of people in recovery from addiction.

By the end of the training session, attendees should be able to demonstrate empathy towards those in recovery.

The sessions cover:

  • Understanding recovery as a long-term process with unique implications for student

  • Confronting myths and stigma regarding addiction and recovery.

  • Using appropriate language related to addiction and recovery.

  • How to listen openly to students who reach out for support and talk to students who might be struggling with substance use.

  • What resources are available for people in recovery and how to access those services.

Find a training session and sign up