Christine from Action Mental Health wins Wellbeing Learner of the Year!

We are so delighted that Christine, a client at our Southern New Horizons service, received the 2024 OCNNI Learning Endeavour Award as Health and Wellbeing Learner of the Year and as joint winner of the prestigious Hilary Sloan Learning Endeavour award!

This year’s Open College Network NI Learning Endeavour Awards took place at Titanic Belfast, where over 350 learners, teachers, tutors, and special guests celebrated together. Now in its 6th year, the event acknowledges the achievements of learners who have gone to exceptional lengths to achieve learning goals. It’s a powerful reminder of the profound impact of education on individuals and communities.

Our New Horizons service exists to support the recovery of adults experiencing mental illhealth with courses and qualifications, personal development and skill-building and social and recreational activities. Christine began coming to Action Mental Health just over a year ago, and she soon realised that with the right support, she could build her confidence and gradually develop the ability to pursue a new career.

Over time, she overcame many challenges and claimed all five units of the Personal Success and Wellbeing Level 1. This achievement gave Christine the self-assurance to complete a City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Techniques at Southern Regional College.

Service Manager, Colin Loughran said, “Christine’s progress might have been difficult to imagine just a year ago. With guidance and support from the Action Mental Health team, Christine now feels much better about herself, her place in the world and her future, as she currently contemplates work placement opportunities. Her journey is testament to the power of recovery through Action Mental Health’s holistic approach.”

We want to wish Christine the biggest congratulations! We are so proud of all of our clients, and the steps they are taking for themselves. We think you are incredible.

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