Skills support helping to fight depression

I found myself struggling to express my emotions while on maternity leave and I knew I needed to reach out for support to better my skills – I was experiencing depression and anxiety and I refused to let this control my life. I was determined to improve my English language skills and find a mentor who could guide and motivate me. That is when I discovered BWA and enrolled on to their ESOL course. Through BWA, I was introduced to the Wider Determinants of Health (WDH Sandwell) project, and it was exactly what I needed. I joined an ESOL Health and Wellbeing class and was impressed by my advisor and teacher’s teaching style. She scheduled one-on-one sessions with me, during which she listened attentively and provided guidance and motivation. Thanks to this experience, I gained the confidence to take control of my life and pursue my goals. I am grateful to BWA and the WDH Sandwell project for providing me with the support I needed to overcome my struggles. It was a wonderful experience and made a significant difference in my life.

I was lonely in this country, but now I feel like I belong. My mental, social, and intellectual health has improved significantly.

Delivery Partners

Wider determinants of health (WDH) are a range of social, environmental and economic factors which impact directly on the health (physical and mental) of the population. We have been working in partnership with the Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (BCHFT) to identify how best to address some of the wider determinants of health, and how they impact on the wellbeing of our local residents. We are pleased to be delivering services which address some of these wider determinants of health and that help to support people who are in need.

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