(Higher Education and Recovery Talk)

We know that university life can be both exhilarating and challenging. But for students in recovery from addiction, life on campus can often feel particularly lonely and stressful.

While there is much understanding and support in higher education around mental health and equality and diversity, addiction and recovery remains largely unspoken of in many university settings. We want to change that – and we want you to know that you’re not alone.

This platform has been designed to bring together students in recovery from all around the UK to form a supportive and powerful peer community. Here you’ll find our peer support forum, guidance, top tips, information and blogs and stories from people with lived experience.

Whether you’re in recovery from your own problems with addiction, or have been affected by family addiction, we are here to help you navigate the added pressures of freshers’ weeks, student nightlife, socialising and any other potential triggers such as exams and deadlines.

People in recovery are truly inspirational and we’re proud of every single one of you. Whether you prefer to keep your recovery quiet, or you want to share your story publicly, we welcome everyone here at HEART to participate however you feel most comfortable.

You can also find us on:

Twitter @campus_recovery
Facebook @campusrecoveryUK
Instagram @campus_recovery

HEART was founded by Recovery Connections, a charitable organisation based in the North East that provides recovery and community support, residential rehabilitation, trauma therapy, family support and our national campus recovery programme of work.

HEART has been made possible thanks to grant funding from Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) – Covid-19 Action Fund.