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Students and staff celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

Friday 14 May 2021

Throughout the week, students and staff enjoyed a mental health treasure hunt across the campus, a wang-a-wellie competition, mindful colouring and creating their own positive pebbles.

To help raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing, students and staff were encouraged to take part in an exercise involving a wellbeing tree, where they were able to add their own notes on what good mental health means to them and their self-care tips.

Gardening was also on the agenda for staff at the College, with some members spending their lunchtimes planting new flowers across the campus. They also enjoyed an online guided meditation session held by the College’s Careers Coordinator and part-time yoga instructor, Helen Howard.

Staff also took part in a nature photography competition which encouraged them to share their favourite photo of a bird or animal, flower or weather, in line with the Mental Health Foundation’s national photography challenge.

After receiving 43 staff entries, Lorna Forsyth, Learning Support Practitioner at Selby College, won a bottle of champagne and chocolates for her entry. Level 3 Public Services student Ellie Glover was also named as the winner of the student mental health treasure hunt, winning a £25 Amazon voucher.

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