Barton Peveril Support World Mental Health Day


Barney outside Health and Wellbeing

Barton Peveril Sixth Form College continue to support the mental health of students and staff, during World Mental Health Day on Thursday 10th October 2019.

For World Mental Health Day, the College’s Wellbeing Mentors are distributing self-help resources throughout the College’s social areas and are offering students help and advice around how they can maintain their mental health. The Wellbeing Mentors are a team of student volunteers who have been trained by Barton Peveril’s Health and Wellbeing Team, offering basic support to their peers and directing them to the appropriate internal and external resources and services so that they can continue to maintain their mental health.

A team of Barton Peveril students who participate in the Psychology Extension enrichment programme are also raising awareness of the charity Young Minds, throughout the day. In conjunction with the charity’s ‘Hello Yellow’ campaign, the students have tasked their College community with wearing yellow to show their support for the day and are hosting a series of activities to raise money for, and awareness of, the charity.

The events throughout the day are an extension of what the Hampshire based College does, throughout the year. The Health and Wellbeing Team, comprising of College Nurse Shelley Hughes,  College Counsellor Helen Cunliffe, and Barney the Therapy Dog, host Digital Detoxes, Social Networking Lunches, sessions on managing mental health and Exam Stress across the academic year.

Speaking about World Mental Health Day, College Nurse Shelley Hughes said:

‘World Mental Health Awareness Day is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of Mental Health and the help available. We recognise the importance of this and hold similar events all year round, ensuring our students have continued support and access to a wide range of materials and services so that they can continue to maintain their mental health.’