Sandy Whelan- Development Worker

Development Worker

Best things in life?
Sisters, Forests and Mountains.

Best thing about PIP?

The variety of ideas, the enthusiasm seen every day, everybody’s uniqueness and being a part of positive change.

Having the opportunity to share my passions with our students. Through training I have developed into lead facilitator for our Health and Well-being programmes. Training has enable me to teach basic yoga, meditation class, 1:1 mindfulness support, take lead on our healthy living group – offering support with diet, hygiene and relationships and delivering a full 12 week sexual health program.

The endless opportunities to do something fulfilling. My favourites for the year are our annual PIP sports day, organising Santa dash running event and compete in PIP’S Mountain Bike Challenge.

Share a story from your time at PIP. 

As a child I would skate down the seafront in Brighton to an old fashioned arcade. I planned a trip to take our students to visit, they were overjoyed at the idea!  Helping the students to use their old pennies to play the machines, was for me, a special moment shared with very special people.

Tell us something interesting about you.

I have always had an interest in outdoorsy activities and over the years I have dabbled with a little rock climbing, sky diving, canoeing, skiing and scuba diving. More recently I have joined a white water kayaking club however I’m still stuck at the canal stage and haven’t yet experienced any white water whatsoever!

Ask a colleague to describe you in three words:
Playful, Caring and Kind.

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