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Esther’s weekly musings

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 2nd July, 2021

Esther Waring, Peer Trainer with Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC) has produced a collection of written musings that have been formatted into a flip book 

In her weekly musings, Esther shares her thoughts of living through lockdown as a person with mental health struggles. However, they could be about living through any of life's trials. In this way, the musings, sparked by a global pandemic, are almost timeless in their relevance to how any of us might cope in difficult times. 

Caroline Nicholson, Manager, Devon Recovery Learning Community (DRLC), comments. “I would like to congratulate Esther on such an exceptional achievement. Her work is an excellent example of how one person's involvement with the DRLC from student to peer tutor and finally bank peer trainer, has resulted in something that is inspiring others to find a life worth living, and living well.” 

Esther has previously shared her story about her journey to becoming a peer trainer with DRLC and what that means to her and being able to help others in their recovery journey. 

Esther adds: “Being part of DRLC, alongside my amazing colleagues, and linked to the mental health network, I am well placed to help others through the hard times. There’s no going back; I can’t reclaim the years I lost in mental illness, but I can ensure that the years ahead of me are meaningful and that I’m giving back to a community that helped get me grow to be who I am today. I hope others will join me, and discover there’s hope for living well, together.” 

The musings are also available in six monthly compilations from March to September 2020.