What can help
What can help

Storytelling is one of the foundations of our culture. We can create connections by sharing stories – especially those that offer inspiration and hope. Recovery in mental health is not always well understood; sharing your story makes personal recovery come alive. It also supports values and strengthens lessons learned from life experiences. It helps to build community and create connections.

You can find lots of inspirational stories; use the search bar at the top to find stories relevant to you. To return to this page after a search, please press the back button in your browser.

Alternatively if you are a registered student and would like to write your story and want to share it, please contact us. You can find out more about getting involved on our student development programme page.

From grief to hope - there is always hope!
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From grief to hope - there is always hope!

Well done to everyone who attended and shared their experiences at HPFT NHS's virtual conference for World Suicide Prevention Day 'Creating Hope Through Action'. And a big well done to our expert by experience Louisa, who shared her experience of how the college helped helped her to go from grief to hope.

If you missed it, click to read Louisah’s story.

Health Action Day
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Health Action Day

Join us at Stevenage this September 18th 2021, 10:00am and 14:00pm,

Health action day, hosted by Lifestyles Stevenage, is a day dedicated to providing help, support and information for all health and wellbeing needs. Find out about the exciting activities and stalls at this free event and how you can come and meet the friendly faces of the college in person alongside a number of charities and health and wellbeing related organisations. 

College supports Man Cave initiative
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College supports Man Cave initiative

As part of our ongoing campaign to support more men to seek wellbeing support, we are pleased to share details of Viewpoint Hertfordshire’s new ‘Man Cave’ initiative.

6 tips to help you relax this August
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6 tips to help you relax this August

Some find it easy to realax, others not so much, but it is important to listen to our bodies, and minds, when they are telling us to slow down. This August 15th, we wanted to celebrate relaxation day by asking students who found it particularly hard to relax to do some research, and experimentation, to see if they can find some relaxing techniques that work for them. Read on to find out which tips they came up with... 

Breaking the silence - men's health
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Breaking the silence - men's health

This year, the men's health forum are driving men’s health week by drawing on the five ways to wellbeing. In support of this important topic, this article looks at men's health, the impact of COVID-19, how recovery can help and about our break the silence campaign.

New website Launch
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New website Launch

The launch of our new website is about to take effect! Some disruption to the website may occur. Please contact the college directly for support. 

Reflective Practice
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Reflective Practice

For our last post about #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek, in line with utilising nature, being in the moment and walking, we've written about ...

Immerse and explore Hertfordshire
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Immerse and explore Hertfordshire

Mental Health Awareness Week

To continue celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week by Mental Health Foundation, we will show you how ...