To help deal with life’s stresses and strains it always helps to talk to someone. Thursday 1st February was the Mental Health Awareness ‘Time to Talk’ day, and to reach out to both staff and students, the college Academic Support and Student Welfare team organised two events.
Staff were invited to a tea party, complete with tea pots, cups and saucers and cakes. They came to have a chat with the team and each other about anything and everything related to their mental well-being.
There were juice and biscuits in the Student Centre along with some activities to encourage students to take part. These included knitting, clay making and mindful colouring, which students could do while chatting.
Tina Abbott, Head of Academic Support and Student Welfare, says: “We were very pleased by the high level of participation. It just shows how much we all benefit from sitting down to talk to each other, and we plan to offer further activities to support everyone who works in the college. I am also very grateful to staff who lent us their best teapots and provided not only spare wool but lots of knitting needles!”