WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 2020
World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. Please enjoy our Virtual Mental Health Fair video complete with guest speakers from around Leeds.
Bereavement and Self-Harm Support
It is important to the College that all members of staff, students and families keep themselves safe and healthy. Here you can find some information about looking after your well-being.
Please click here to download our Mental Health Support flyer
Coming into college may feel very different at the moment, and what we can do outside College is restricted too. It is normal for this to impact our mental health.
What can I do?
- Take a look at the advice from Young Minds on how to cope with the return to college. You can check this out here.
- Watch the videos below that talk you through how to manage stress and worry.
- Talk to someone about it, it really helps! You can let your Achievement Tutor know if you are struggling, they will listen, help you find a way forward or refer you to specific support in college.
Use local support: Take a look at the leaflet of contact details or check out the Kooth service using the link below.
For more information and guidance:
Download your Coping Calendar
The Market Place - Telephone Support Service
Kooth for Students
Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering professional support, information, and forums for children and young people. Access 365 days a year to counselors who are available from:12 noon-10pm Monday- Friday6pm-10pm Saturday and SundayLog on through mobile, laptop and tablet.
Webinars for Students and Staff
By CWMT Colleges Programme
This is a series of short webinars produced by experienced mental health trainers. Within these sessions, trainers share information and explore strategies for maintaining positive mental health, paying attention to our own wellbeing, and supporting those around us. We hope you will find them useful and engaging.
Mindfulness and staying present when the future is uncertain
By Katherine Caffrey
This presentation explores how to use mindfulness in a practical day-to-day way, to stem anxiety and reduce the tendency to become lost in a spiral of ‘what if’ scenarios that ramp up anxiety and impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing.
Managing Stress in Today's World
By Sally Ashworth
In this session, Sarah explains what stress is, what can cause stress, and the potential impact on our mental wellbeing. She includes some suggestions for maintaining a healthy balance to manage stress successfully.
Self-care for Students with Eating Disorders
By Gemma Fieldsend
Gemma’s session on self-care for students with eating disorders includes six tips and strategies including staying in wellbeing 'credit', using the BLAST approach and being king to yourself. This session will be of interest to anyone who is struggling to maintain healthy eating.
Being Kind to Yourself
By Penny Aspinall
In Penny’s session, students (and staff) are guided through a range of self-care practices. This session follows this year’s Mental Health Awareness week theme of kindness.