On the 10th of October 2023, Richmond upon Thames College marked and celebrated World Mental Health Day. A day dedicated to raising awareness and talking about mental health. The awareness day is run by The Mental Health Foundation and is given a different theme each year. The theme for this year is 'Mental Health is a Universal Human Right' - which is dedicated to addressing the inequalities in mental health and working towards good mental health for all, not just some.
RuTC were lucky to partner with some local wellbeing services, including A Dose of Nature and Mind Richmond, to help get our students and staff thinking about mental health and open up conversations around this subject. Our students also engaged in activities organised by our Student Services team, which involved arts and crafts and sharing their reflective thoughts, which were displayed in our ground floor Atrium.
To continue the focus of this important initiative, our students will be discussing topics around mental health in their tutorials throughout this week. They will be looking at the importance of self-care, as well as where they can find support within the college. We are very lucky to have a wonderful Student Services team and onsite Counsellors available to support our students and their needs during their time at RuTC.
Find out more about World Mental Health Day and how you can get involved here.
In addition, over the next couple of weeks we will be supporting Colleges Week, engaging with local stakeholders and running engaging events and activities for our students and staff. #LoveOurColleges