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Monday, March 8, 2021

International women's day

Author: Louisa

“To be a woman is to be curious, we owe it to ourselves to explore”

This is a shout out to say Happy international women’s day!

Every day, our students are learning to challenge their own thoughts, as well as challenging the stigma associated with mental health. This year’s theme for international women’s day is #choosetochallenge, inspired to show we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality.

International women’s day are asking men and women to raise their hands in support and to share their thoughts. Our staff member Louisa has raised her hand and shared what it means to be a woman, along with a story about how she challenges what is expected of women and the effect that these expectations can have on people’s mental health.

“You may never know how painful a simple question can be….”

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Tags: mental health; confidence

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Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Spirituality and Nature

Author: Kirsty

In recent times it is becoming apparent of the desire for humans to switch off and connect with our spirit and the nature around us.

Kirsty shares her experiences of how spiritualty and connecting with nature has helped her cope with the demands of daily life and giving back to her community.  

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Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Random acts of kindness week

Author: Louisa Whorrod


Giving is one of the five ways to wellbeing. The week of the 15th -21st Feb is random acts of kindness week, with random act of kindness day taking place on the 17th Feb. We have listed 21 ways that you can give, both for yourself and others.

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Monday, January 4, 2021

The benefits of creativity for wellbeing

Author: Anna

This year, more than ever, creativity and art have played an important role in supporting people’s wellbeing. 

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

How deep breathing helps your physical and mental wellbeing

Author: Louisa Whorrod

Research shows that breathing deeply significantly improves our physical and mental health similarly to how physical exercise does: through increasing oxygen, clearing the mind and calming us

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New Leaf College are looking for students to write about their personal experiences with their own wellbeing and/or the college, to share it on the college's blog. If you're interested in blogging for us please send an email to newleaf.wellbeingcollege@hpft.nhs.uk.

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