Learning for Health Winners

This award celebrates remarkable individuals who, through learning, have transformed their own lives and the lives of their families, friends, their communities, and the places they work. With specific focus on the health aspects of their learning journey.

Learning for Health - Highly Commended Winner

Lisa Hodges

With few qualifications, very low confidence and in a job she hated, Lisa felt stuck with nowhere to go, however, being introduced to learning helped her recovery.

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Learning for Health - Highly Commended Winner

Adam Ballantine

While in rehab for his drug and alcohol addiction, Adam realised that he could have a better life. Now on his way to university, he is inspiring others like him do the same.

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Learning for Health - Highly Commended Winner

Kate Hubbard

Struck down with multiple life-changing illnesses, Kate’s world collapsed, and she felt destroyed mentally and physically. However, her world reopened when her doctor recommended ‘Like Minds’ classes.

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Learning for Health - National Winner

Frank McCann

A severe brain injury following a heart attack left Frank unable to move or speak. He started adult education classes hoping to re-learn the skills he had lost.

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Learning for Health Award - National Winner

Paul Ackroyd

Following a diagnosis with a lifechanging condition, Paul started a variety of level 2 courses through the workplace learning centre, within the Bramley depot, with the support of Barry Young (Union Learning Representative), to gain a better understanding of his condition and mental health more generally. Thanks to the courses, provided through a partnership between Unite the

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Learning for Health - National Winner

Marie Smith

Marie was referred to Adult Education Wolverhampton’s Like Minds pottery course by her psychologist to help her to overcome severe depression.

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Learning for Health Award - National Winner

Health and Wellbeing Programme

Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service has worked in partnership with Waltham Forest Social Prescribing to set up a range of creative courses in locations such as Walthamstow Wetlands, Lloyd Park and Epping Forest Visitor Centre in Chingford.

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