Summer Term 2019 was a great success!
Thank you to the students, tutors and college
team members for all your support and hard
work!

The term started with some exciting news;
we were successful in securing the funding
for the college for the next 5 years! A huge
thank you to everyone who helped write the
tender submission. It was a big job and we
are beyond grateful for the time and effort
that was put into the submission! Thank you!

This exciting news was sadly followed by a
farewell to our beloved Fiona Ball, Peer Tutor
Lead. Fi’s passion and commitment for mental
health and ensuring the voice of everyone
is equally heard and valued inspired many!
We miss her boisterous laughter and jokes
around the college- luckily she will continue
teaching with us from time to time!

We would also like to specially thank Amanda
Kawa, an occupational therapist who was
based in our team for the summer term and
who brought her expertise to teaching and
her positive can-do attitude to the team!
Thank you!

Summer Term 2019 also hosted many events
and new projects! Our Eid celebration was a
great success, enjoyed by students, tutors
and community members! A selection of
curries and live entertainment set the scene
for a fun party!

We also held our first book club in the
library! ‘Words of Wellbeing’, a 6 week
book club involved reading excerpts from
two books around recovery and well-being
followed by a discussion! The feedback was
overwhelmingly positive and we hope to
continue to offer this at the college!

The College also held its first team building
away day which allowed us to reflect on the
year gone by, student feedback and plan for
the year ahead. The day finished off with a fun
team painting activity- check out the photos!
Autumn Term 2019 is set to continue the
upward momentum!

We would like to warmly welcome our new
Peer Tutor Lead, Imtaz Khaliq! Imtaz comes
from Camden and Islington Recovery
College and she has a wealth of experience
both lived and professional to bring to this
role! We know that you will all make her feel
welcome at the college!

We are also welcoming some new team
members and volunteers! Siobhan Finnegan
is an occupational therapist that will be based
in the college a few days a week. Although
she has experience working in mental health,
she is passionate and has an expertise in
gender, sexuality, masculinity and related
topics. Look out for new courses she will be
coproducing!

We are also excited to announce that we will
have classroom support volunteers starting
with us next term. These volunteers will be
able to give practical, emotional and learning
support to students in our courses. If you
would like to know more about what support
they can offer please contact us!
We hope this term will be just as exciting and
fulfilling as last term! Enjoy!

Jess