27 of our ESOL learners recently celebrated the end of term by participating in our Winter Wellbeing event, one of a number of sessions we are delivering with support from the Lambeth Health Inequality Community Fund. During the day learners took part in a range of fun games and activities including singing festive songs, wellbeing themed Pictionary and mindfulness practices. Those attending said they most enjoyed making new friends and talking to new people, learning new words and taking part in the activities.
Health and wellbeing advice
As part of the event, learners were also visited by Lambeth’s Health and Wellbeing bus. Professionals from the bus were available to give learners advice on medical and wellbeing issues and there was also access to free advice on welfare benefits and energy efficiency from Merton and Lambeth’s Citizen’s Advice Bureau. During the event learners were able to speak to professionals one to one and get their specialist advice.
100% of learners said they enjoyed the day, especially learning practical vocabulary and finding out about medical practices. Activities throughout the day were aimed at improving their confidence in health and wellbeing matters. Learners discovered the names for different body parts and how to make a doctor’s appointment. Our learners reported feeling more confident making appointments and accessing health services as a result of the session.