Recovery College

Recovery and Self-Discovery through Arts and Food

Our relationship with food can be complicated and difficult at times. This course offers a range of creative activities to enable us to learn more about healthy ways to approach food and nutrition and to build confidence and self-esteem.

Through a combination of food and arts experiences we will celebrate who we are and work together in a playful and experimental way to build a creative feast for sharing together.

Each week we will: taste something, make something and share something.

You don’t have to have any previous experience to come and benefit from this up-lifting and energising course, but please let us know in advance if you have any food allergies.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will:

??Have a selection of take-away art and food tools to nourish yourself and others.

??Developed yourself to be reflective and present around food and food choices.

??Develop your confidence in communicating and working with others.


Aimed at anyone with mental health challenges, carers.


Dates and times:

Fridays: 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 27 May, 3 June, 10 June, 17 June and 24 June

Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm

Venue: Towner Museum, Devonshire Park, College Road,

Eastbourne, BN21 4JJ (There is a café on site)


Trainers: Maria Patterson and colleagues (The Pantry Project)

Tessa Martin