On Thursday 10 October, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) highlighted the importance of mental health by supporting the worldwide Mental Health Day 2019 with various activities.
In tutorials, students explored a brilliant NHS quiz by answering 5 simple but effective questions, giving them top tips and advice to help increase their mental wellbeing.
RuTC’s Student Services team did random acts of kindness – 40 acts which take 40 seconds. This number refers to statistics which suggest that 1 person dies from suicide every 40 seconds and this year’s Mental Health Day theme is suicide prevention.
During Mental Health Awareness Week in May, RuTC already reaffirmed their commitment to staff and students by signing up to a new national mental health and wellbeing charter - created by the Association of Colleges in conjunction with mental health experts.
Sharon Cousins, Assistant Principal – Student Experience at Richmond upon Thames College, said, “Every student and staff member deserves to work, study and train in an environment that supports them to be healthy, happy and secure. We take our commitment seriously and whilst we have a great track record, we are always keen to do more. This charter provides a clear direction of travel that our students and staff can hold us to account as we continue to work together to support their health and wellbeing whilst they are at Richmond upon Thames College.”
Any student who is in need of advice can go to the Welfare Engagement Advisers in room C12 anytime or schedule GP or Counselling appointments.