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 read about other students experiences on our testimonials page and learn more about getting involved on our student development programme page.

Hear from our experts about the importance of education in mental health recovery
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Hear from our experts about the importance of education in mental health recovery

On Wednesday 31st August, the College will be delivering a presentation on recovery and education at Viewpoint's monthly Get Together event. 

Read more to discover how to join our expert by experiences' Geoff and Charlene and learn about the importance of learning in wellbeing and recovery.

Autumn 2022 Timetable Release
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Autumn 2022 Timetable Release

We are pleased to announce the release of the latest timetable for the Autumn term, due to start on the 5th September.

Continue to download a copy of the timetable, read about the realease of face-to-face courses and the support available to help people access our online courses.

 

Digital inclusion leaflet released!
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Digital inclusion leaflet released!

We are excited to share the release of the long-awaited digital inclusion leaflet, which references how to get access to equipment, where to find free IT support, guides to getting online, useful telephone numbers, jargon buster and a list of various courses to build your computer skills. Download the PDF or call us to request a printed copy. 

Summer 2022 newsletter release

Summer 2022 newsletter release

We are pleased to release the summer term newsletter, with this terms focus being men’s health week, loneliness, gardening, random acts of kindness and, of course, the Jubilee. There’s even a fun activity to sink your teeth into. Read the newsletter here.

From curiosity to creativity to employee
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From curiosity to creativity to employee

How the student development programme helped me with my recovery

Curious mum of three to parent, community member and employee. Discover how the college aided Kirsty’s recovery and how curiosity turned into opportunities once Kirsty joined the student development programme.

Men's Heath Week
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Men's Heath Week

Health and Wellbeing MOT

This year’s theme for men’s health week is carrying on from 2021, where the men’s health forum are seeking to encourage men across the globe to take the best care of their physical and mental health possible. As part of their campaign, they are emphasising the importance of keeping an eye on their bodies by carrying out a health MOT and seeking help when needed.

In this article we have discussed how you can complete your own mental health checks and the support available to help you learn how to take the best care of yourself physically and mentally.

The Joy of Nature
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The Joy of Nature

"Like a lot of people in the last couple of years I’ve started gardening and begun to appreciate how plants and nature are more complex than we once realised."

Read Rosies' full story to appreciate the impact that gardening has had on Rosies wellbeing. 

We can't help everyone, but we can help someone
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We can't help everyone, but we can help someone

A carers story

This story by one of our experts by experience showcases three examples of how small acts of kindness and caring about, or for, others can have a big impact; supporting the premise that everyone can make a difference, however big or small. Read the full story to be inspired.