On 10th October, the college held a well-being event to mark the UK’s Mental Health Awareness Day. Working with Merthyr Tydfil and the Valleys Mind and key local partners, the event provided an opportunity for staff and learners and members of the public to come along and gain advice and guidance on how to enhance their health and well-being.
Opening the event, Head of College, Lisa Thomas also had the privilege of signing the Time To Change Young People's Pledge, showcasing the college’s commitment to supporting learners suffering with mental health issues.
Speaking at the event, Lisa commented, “I am proud to sign this pledge as testament to the college’s commitment and support towards tackling mental health stigma and discrimination. As many of you are all too aware, there are unfortunately growing numbers of people experiencing mental or emotional distress throughout the local authority areas of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. As a college we work hard to promote wellbeing and healthy lifestyles through a whole host of activities, programmes, strategies and initiatives. This event provides an ideal opportunity to work with local organisations to further promote the external opportunities, networks and activities that exist to help raise awareness, offer support and positively enhance not only the health and well-being of our learners and staff but also the health and well-being of the wider community of Merthyr Tydfil.”
The event was very successful attracting in excess of over 500 people throughout the day.
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