Discovery College opens to help young people’s health and wellbeing


A new ‘Discovery College’ is launching in Wakefield offering free health and wellbeing courses to young people.

Part of Wakefield’s successful Recovery and Wellbeing College, the Discovery College will offer courses and workshops developed and delivered with young people to support the mental health and wellbeing of people aged 16 – 25 years old.

Courses will be running online and at various venues across the district and will be available to enrol on from Thursday 1 September 2022. Just some of the sessions on offer include pebble painting, journaling, and scrapbooking for wellness.

Wakefield Recovery and Wellbeing College is part of South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, and has been offering a range of courses and one-off workshops for people aged 18+ to improve wellbeing through learning since 2014.

Lindsey Taylor-Crossley, Wakefield Recovery and Wellbeing College principal, said: “At the Wakefield Discovery College we have lots of opportunities that will help you to recognise your own interests, skills and talents. We provide courses and workshops that can help you on your own personal recovery journey. It’s about building lives, creating opportunities, taking control and instilling hope.”

Courses are open to any member of the public aged 16 – 25 and are completely free of charge. Self-enrol on a course by visiting the Discovery College website.

Discovery College opens to help young people’s health and wellbeing

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