Spring 2019


Learner Success Story - A 'Life Hacks for Healthy Living' learner


Name: Martin Norman

What was the name of the course you did?

Life Hacks for Healthy Living

What did you like best about the course you did?

 It’s reinvigorated my enthusiasm to look past my disabilities and in line with my counselling and great assistance from my doctor, to concentrate on what I can do, not just for myself and my family but also for my community. I think this community is fantastic, very friendly with lovely people and I’d do anything to help anybody here as people have helped me.

What have you learnt about yourself as a person since doing the course?

That my disabilities don’t necessarily have to be a barrier to the kind of things that I’d like to achieve as I progress through life. Obviously I have a life-changing medical condition that 30 years ago people would have laughed at and said wasn’t a thing. Instead, one has to cope with the card they’ve been dealt and this really makes a difference to my positive thoughts to carry on with what I’m doing.

What would be your advice to any person considering a HAFLS course?

 I strongly recommend it. It’s certainly lifted me out of a brief period of depression and despair because of additional pain. The lady who has been teaching – her enthusiasm and passion is infectious – she’s a fantastic teacher.

 The course that Martin enrolled in is called Life Hacks for Healthy Living. During the course, learners are able to improve their health with some key 'life hacks'. Each week includes new recipes to try at home, light exercise and exploration of the government’s ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ initiative, with a focus on being active and good nutrition. To browse our range of wellbeing courses, click here.


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