Lisa’s Story

Lisa's Story

After spending 2 months in a mental health unit, Lisa was encouraged to access Heads Up. Having suffered from severe anxiety and panic attacks she felt terrified, but reluctantly started attending a pottery class. Gradually, she began to feel more confident and started to communicate with others. Her confidence grew and she began enjoying her time at Heads Up. She then found herself helping others to improve their pottery skills. Feeling inspired by how learning and helping others made her feel, she decided to obtain qualifications in mental health awareness, safeguarding, principles in dementia, first aid and more. Lisa is now employed at Heads Up as a learning champion. She facilitates workshops whilst promoting learning as a route to recovery. In August 2018 she was Highly Commended for the Learning for Health Award at the Festival of Learning Awards.