Monday, June 1, 2020

Painting and me

Author: Louisa

Ann discusses her experience with starting a painting by numbers project and how "just painting one number" helped her feel less overwhelmed and allowed her the mental break to relax and rediscover her passion for painting. 

Categories: Wellbeing, Blog

Tags: Creativity, painting, overwhelmed, lockdown

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Friday, January 3, 2020

Free Me

Author: Helen

Helen shares her recovery journey and how she freed herself from the rope and chain prison she was unknowingly creating.

Categories: Resilience, Wellbeing, Mental health, Recovery, Blog


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Monday, October 7, 2019

My Writing Journey

Author: Carrie

Carrie shares how writing has helped her on her way to recovery.

Categories: Wellbeing, Mental health, Blog

Tags: Writing

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Monday, January 20, 2020

Perfect Writings

Author: Penny

Penny shares how writing poetry helps her to destress, gain clarity and improves her wellbeing. Penny also shares the peoem she wrote because she wanted to advocate how thinking more compassionatey and letting go of perfect was the best thing she did for her wellbeing. 

Categories: Resilience, Wellbeing, Mental health, Recovery, Blog

Tags: Emotional, Writing, Acceptance, Stress, Happiness, Courses

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Monday, January 6, 2020

Rebuilding the impossible

Author: Louisa

Louisa shares her experience of being on the brink of divorce and how our Building Healthy Relationships course and marriage fitness plan got them both feeling like they're in the honeymood period all over again!

Categories: Advice, Wellbeing, Recovery, Blog

Tags: relationships, Marriage, building connections, love, reconnecting with others, friends, colleagues

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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