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Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Fix a bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun.

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  • Volunteering at Carlisle Eden Mind gave me a purpose in life and provided me with the opportunity to meet new people and engage with people that I wouldn’t otherwise come into contact with. It's that that's given me the confidence to start applying for work again.

  • I really enjoy volunteering with Mind, and learning new skills. All the staff are very understanding about my mental health problems and Alex has been very supportive. Everyone is very friendly and Mind is a happy environment.

  • I never enjoyed school, especially maths. I failed my maths O-Level and have avoided maths ever since. I don't need it for my work, but I always felt unaccomplished. Going back and finishing it off has improved my confidence no end. I studied in the evenings using sites online, attended the exam and finally passed! And I got a grade A.

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  • Did you know?

    Learning doesn't always mean school or college. If you enjoy these types of places then great - but there are many other ways to learn. You could volunteer and learn skills and experience, you could read a study book in your own time, or you could research something online. It's said that if learning is your own choice and your own decision you learn better than if you're made to. You also enjoy it more!

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