Sunday, November 1, 2020

Writing Creatively for Wellbeing


Author: Louisa Whorrod

What an exciting time for all you budding writers out there!

Every year on the 1st November, the National Novel Writing Month (#NANOWRIMO) challenge begins. It's an exciting opportunity for all aspiring writers to fulfil their creative dreams. But every single one of you can start writing at any time of the year!

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Uplifting myself thinner

Author: Anonymous

Is fruit just as healthy as vegetables on your plate? - The Globe and Mail

"Being fat left me feeling flat"

In this blog, one of our students talks about their struggles with weight gain and how it affected their mental health. They also describe how they intnd to lose weight by tackling their emotional wellbeig first.

Categories: Blog

Tags: diet, weight loss, eating healthy

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

25 things to do on the 25th

How to enjoy Christmas, even if you are home alone

Author: Louisa Whorrod

With tighter restrictions in place this Christmas, more people than ever will be spending Christmas alone this year. If you do enjoy celebrating the festive season, you can still make it a good one by having something to look forward to. Here is a list of 25 thigs you can still do alone or with your household to still make the 25th December an enjoyable day.

Categories: Blog

Tags: Acceptance, positivity, Christmas

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Therapy Cat

How my cat helps my wellbeing

Author: Jeanette

Jeanette describes her cuddly cat and the discovery she’s made about how pets can help our wellbeing.

Categories: Mental health, Blog

Tags: mental health, Wellbeing, cats, pets, animals, therapy pets

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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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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