To celebrate World Mental Health Day this October, the Mental Health Team at Solihull College & University Centre organised for local specialist mental health services to deliver a variety of face-to-face workshops to students across the College’s campuses.
Topics included managing stress and anxiety, a new normal following lockdown, as well as a focus on men’s mental health.
Over 150 students attended the workshops which were delivered by Solihull Mind, Kooth, Birmingham Mind and Stratford Samaritans along with their teachers and support tutors.
Students had access to a range of mental health organisations throughout the week
Feedback collated from the workshops was very positive, with suggestions for the future also greatly received. Alongside the workshops, the College also had information stalls as well as a green tag pledge organised by the Student Enrichment team to encourage students to share their tips on how they take care of their mental health. The aim being to create a resource for students, created by students.
The key to the success of these workshops was the team’s continued whole college approach to supporting students’ mental health. Members of staff from all areas of the caring services collaborated to ensure the smooth delivery of all of the events across the campuses.