December 12, 2018

New Leaf reach 100 RSPH learners

The Groundwork training team, part of New Leaf, are celebrating getting 100 people from across Warrington and Cheshire a RSPH Award in Understanding Health Improvement.

Groundwork, as part of BBO funded New Leaf, have taught the Royal Society for Public Health course to over 14 groups across Macclesfield, Crewe, Warrington and Cheshire West. Covering nutrition, mental wellbeing, communication and mindfulness, the course improves its learners understanding of health and wellbeing, as well as teaching them how to implement practices to sustain healthy lifestyles.

New Leaf, a holistic 1-to-1 programme, supports people to combat their personal barriers to employment. Depending on the individual this could include mental health support, confidence building, volunteering and, in the case of many New Leaf participants, training. One person who really benefited from the RSPH training was Michael Henshall. After receiving his RSPH Award in Understanding Health Improvement, Michael has now gone on to find full-time work.

Michael said, “Completing the RSPH Award in Understanding Health Improvement was a real eye-opener for me. Caroline, the course leader, is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I’ve always enjoyed jogging, but Caroline taught me how exercise could help me with my mental health. With the help of New Leaf I’ve managed to find work as a mentor, something I never thought I’d do again.”

Caroline Greer, Training Development Officer for Groundwork said, “It’s been an amazing 12 months delivering the RSPH Understanding Health Improvement qualification. It fits perfectly with the journey we promote here at New Leaf. The learner not only gets a qualification but starts to make informed changes within their lives and provides them with set skills for adult resilience.”

Led by Warrington based Golden Gates Housing Trust (GGHT), New Leaf is part of the Building Better Opportunities programme, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund.

If you, like Michael, are looking to develop your skills and get into employment, get in touch with New Leaf. Call Sharon on 07783 56429, email or visit for more information.

New Leaf Lottery Funded