‘Listen – are you breathing a little and calling it a life?’ MARY OLIVER
Positive mental and emotional wellbeing is the vital sign that says you are living the life you were born for.
Instead, suicide rates are on the increase. In the UK, suicide is now the biggest killer of people under 35 years old. Many of these young people are in universities and colleges, where not only students, but also teachers and staff, struggle to manage stress, depression, worry and overwhelm. Many to the point they want to quit.
Places of higher education should be the launch pad for hugely needed deep, transformative impact on the growing crises of this world. Places that generate positivity, creativity, and empowerment – not misery and endurance.
LifeRoute is a hub that invites and incubates new thinking, new pedagogy in education, and new languages of expression that are values-based. It sees no other solution if we are to hope for a future where we all can grow and thrive together.