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Selby College signs AoC’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter

Thursday 13 May 2021

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting staff and student mental health and wellbeing, Selby College has officially signed the Association of College’s (AoC) Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter.

The document, which has been developed in conjunction with mental health experts, aims to promote equality of opportunity and challenge mental health stigma in colleges, as well as provide mental health training for staff and targeted support for those suffering with mental health issues.

Richard Caulfield, Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead at the AoC, joined the College’s Principal and Chief Executive Phil Sayles, Human Resources Manager Alison Whale and Counsellor Lorraine Fisher virtually over Teams to witness the signing.

Teams group shot of signing 2

“Every single day colleges like Selby College provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people. This includes providing support for both staff and student wellbeing at the right time, in the right place. This charter gives colleges the chance to publicly state their commitment to the mental health agenda.”

Richard Caulfield, Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead at the AoC

“The Association of College’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Charter is a nationally recognised document and we’re proud to be joining the other 180 colleges which have signed the charter. This marks a pivotal moment in the College’s ongoing wellbeing strategy and solidifies our commitment to developing a whole college approach to mental health and wellbeing. It highlights that as a college, we are continually evolving and adapting to the needs of our students and staff and provides a benchmark for our collective responsibility.”

Phil Sayles, Principal and Chief Executive at Selby College
Phil Sayles signing the charter