Mental Health Awareness Week between 13-17th May is a time to recognise the importance of good mental health, and as a college we came together with a full range of activities to support the students and also to raise funds for MIND, one of the UK's leading mental health charities.
Students were offered the opportunity to meet with Cameron Armstrong from Northumbria Healthcare, who gave an excellent workshop on the issues surrounding mental health and how to recognise the early warning signs for those suffering from stress and anxiety. We also ran lunchtime relaxation sessions for our students, specifically targeting those involved in exam preparations.
Later in the week, the whole college came together, as we organised our first BBQ of the year and took advantage of the good weather to provide some light entertainment for students as they started to sit their exams. The weeks activities culminated in a 'WEAR WHITE' day on Friday 17th May, as a show of support for Mental Health Awareness Week, and students raised over £150 which will be split between MIND and the British Youth Council. Well done to all students who supported and participated in the week.
We will be running firther workshop sessions in the Autumn term for new students.