COVID-19 and The Recovery Foundation

An update from Emma Sithole (Founder)

In these difficult times, in order to ensure the safety of all our staff and those we work with, The Recovery Foundation will no longer be conducting any face-to-face activity. This means until we hear from the Government that it is safe for people to meet, we will not be holding any training and our Hope in Recovery groups will be run remotely via Social Media.

Please continue to follow government advice to keep yourselves and others safe.

Thank you for your support in this, we are praying you all keep well and hold onto the hope that this will pass in time.

 Emma Sithole




Welcome to The Recovery Foundation®

We are here to support patients in recovery from mental illness through specially created courses.

Our programmes are equally suitable or those in crisis or those who are further along their recovery journey. Wherever they find themselves, we want everyone to know that living well in recovery is possible.




The Recovery Foundation® came about from my own journey through mental illness. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Schizo-Affective Disorder and needed several hospital stays before I was able to be treated at home.

Not only was I very unwell, but I was also hopeless. Life became about surviving from one day to the next.

Now, over 10 years on, things are very different. I  am no longer on a cocktail of medication and no longer am I held in chains by my mental illness. I am recovering.

My key to all this?


Finding Hope.

Founder’s Introduction

Please watch this video to find out more about our Founder, Emma Sithole, and her journey from crisis to recovery.

Mighty Oak Model of Recovery:

The Recovery Foundation® bases its materials and resources around the Mighty Oak Model of Recovery.

The Mighty Oak Model of Recovery is made up of 7 stages. Each stage has a different theme following an acorn and its journey to a Mighty Oak tree.

This is a recovery model that has been created from the lived experience of Emma, the Founder, and has its roots in recovery literature and research.


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Whether you are an organisation wanting to run The Recovery Foundation programmes or interested in participating in a course for yourself or someone close to you, please contact us for more information.

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