Last month, following on from their ‘12 days of Kindness’ December campaign, Richmond upon Thames College (RuTC) continued their wellness theme into 2022, with January being celebrated as ‘Wellbeing Month.’
During January, staff and students were offered plenty of mindfulness-inspired sessions and activities to benefit their mental health.
Weekly aromatherapy and mindfulness sessions were available to all members of staff alongside ‘movement and relaxation’ lessons, teaching them how to stay active and methods of relaxation.
Various clubs were available, such as photography, book and dance, during the Wellbeing Month’ to encourage students to get involved with something nontechnological based, encouraging students to get away from their screens, which is proven to be beneficial in reducing anxiety and stress.
The clubs, photography, pottery, book and dance club were a terrific way to introduce students to a new hobby or skill whilst also meeting new people and developing friendships.
As well as extracurricular activities, students and staff got involved in mindfulness sessions, including art sessions and boxing lessons, low mood tutorials, and a weekly chess competition hosted by our resident chess expert, Jayesh Patel, Head of Finance.
Lastly, RuTC began training 10 student mental health ambassadors to help combat mental health challenges within the College community.
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