I have been a student of New Leaf Wellbeing College since last June. After applying to become a volunteer I also decided to join The Peer Pathway. Over six-sessions which I am currently partaking in, I have really enjoyed learning from other students in our small group. We each set learning goals before the workshops in an Individual Learning Plan (ILP). This gives us a focus to work towards.
It’s helped me to discover my potential and I have gained experience from the practical workshops we do. If you’re interested in joining the next cohort and finding out more contact the college. I’d definitely recommend it!
- Lena Parish, Student
I enrolled in the college, and was hugely encouraged by their warmth and commitment to empowering and supporting students to improve their own wellbeing. I've attended and co-produced courses; and participated in the Peer Pathway, which has inspired me, given me a sense of belonging through hearing other's stories and balanced my emotions. I'm committed to sharing these positive feelings with other students, as a volunteer in the college.
I feel excited and open to possibilities. I'm living more in the moment and have clarity that I didn't before.
- Amanda Worthington, Student
Meeting others on the course reduced the isolation I was feeling. These courses helped me regain control over my life and have enabled me to change my own outlook and situation. Since joining the college, I’ve rediscovered my identity, improved my sleep, gained the confidence to return to work, taken on new personal challenges, explored boundaries, overcome relationship barriers and regained my sense of purpose.
I’m grateful for the caring tutors as well as the other students who have become an incredible support network outside of the college. I've since joined the college as an employee and now help to promote the great work that they do.
- Louisa Whorrod, Student and expert by experience
Read our student blog to learn other ways in which our courses have helped students with their wellbeing
‘I found them both (tutor/expert by experience) to be very knowledgeable, personable and the material was taught to a very high standard. I really liked the environment, it was a friendly, fun and relaxed atmosphere and a warm welcome was given to students. I enjoyed doing the mindfulness exercises as a group and found tutor’s directions very soothing when she was guiding us through. Opportunity was given for everybody to speak.’
‘The facilitators were welcoming and Kind. Use of life experience and sharing their knowledge. Allowing us to contribute and to interact in the course.’
‘Really opened my eyes to what I need to do to improve my wellbeing; facilitators very knowledgeable. A light bulb moment was when the Tutor said "Depression doesn't define who you.’
‘The importance of good food, exercise, continual learning, good positive relationships and enjoying something for yourself, ie, time, exercise or a hobby.’