Ayrshire College encourages mental health conversations

Ayrshire College encourages mental health conversations

The final session of Ayrshire College’s ‘The Conversation’ took place at the Ayr Campus on Wednesday 20 February.

‘The Conversation’ was a six-part series of events designed to encourage the sharing of ideas to promote positive mental health within the College.

Health and Social Care Lecturer Michael Steel established the format of a ‘conversation cafe’ to support students interested in or affected by mental health and wellbeing issues, with each event centred on a different theme.

The final event was facilitated by See Me Scotland, who offered tips on how to chat about mental health.

Ayrshire College has an action plan in place for its staff and students’ wellbeing. The three outcomes set out in the plan are to:

  • Promote positive wellbeing within the College.
  • Develop and sustain resources within the College.
  • Develop fully internal and external partnerships to support positive wellbeing within the College.

Michael Steel said: “feedback from the 84 people who attended was overwhelmingly positive. It is now intended that the group who initially supported the concept, meet and agree on a final report including suggestions on future direction for ‘The Conversation’ concept which will be fed into the colleges Promoting Wellbeing Group.”


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