Congratulations to the selected entrants! The first ever personalised Yellow Book for a College!

This pilot marks an historic collaboration between ‘rethinkyourmind’ and Peterborough Regional College which saw the launch of ‘The PRC Yellow Book’.

We all experience ups and downs in our mental health, but sharing experiences and remaining positive can be incredibly powerful. The central message of the Yellow Book is positivity. By reflecting on this, we bring balance to the challenges in our lives.

Six years ago, I commanded the UK Air Wing in Afghanistan. As you might imagine, it was a stressful experience and the responsibility weighed heavily on my shoulders. There were times when the workload, fear and sleep deprivation felt overwhelming. But I had good friends and we helped each other through. Even in the darkest moments, friendship was like a candle lighting the way. I came home a different person and now look upon family, friends and colleagues as being central to my wellbeing.

I hope that you have friends and resources to draw upon when times are tough and that you enjoy the reflections in the Yellow Book as much as I have.”

Terry Jones Principal and CEO,
Peterborough Regional College

“The range of entries for the PRC Yellow Book has been amazing and therefore a challenging choice for the judges.  I have been inspired and delighted by the chosen entries and I hope you will be.”

Cherry Stewart – PRC College Counsellor

The Selected Artwork – well done to all!

The Selected Poems – well done to all!

I’ve been thinking by Melissa Grosse

Our Will by Dave Lawson

Cycle of hope for all seasons by Susie Reynolds

New beginnings by Felicity Lyons

I feel better when I am by Sue Nuttall

Just a few things by Anna Wildman

My day was better because I knew you by Steph Pedlar

An early morning walk by Jennie Grove

Happiness cannot be defined by Leah Barfield

Little note to myself by Katie McAllister

Please scroll down to view all of the winners work!

Rethink Your Mind Single

3 winners selected for:

I feel better when I realise every human has an individual colour to match their personality
I feel better when I realise every human has an individual colour to match their personality

By: Emma-lea Sardeson

the single front cover artwork
I feel better when I make someone smile
I feel better when I make someone smile

By: Semjons Zaicevs

the single back cover artwork

Little note to myself

By: Katie McAllister

the winning poem selected to become the song lyrics

We deeply thank Peterborough Regional College and the generous contribution from the Students Union for creatively expressing wellbeing!

Thank you to all those who contributed, coached, supported, assessed and facilitated this pilot, it was a pleasure to work with PRC on this ground-breaking project and to create this wellbeing resource.

The Assessor Panel:

Ruth Campbell

Barry Devereux

Charley Genever

Lauren Irving

Keeley Mills

Tony Nero

Kathryn Wallis

Annie Welton

Thanks to all involved in the wonderful Prize Presentation at Peterborough Regional College.