#mymentalhealthmatters at Ayrshire College

October 10, 2019 - MARTIN CURRIE

Ayrshire College students rounded off the college’s month-long mental health awareness activities with a special event held at the Kilwinning campuses.

Every year Ayrshire College’s organises the campaign - #mymentalhealthmatters – from 10 September (World Suicide Prevention Day) to 10 October (World Mental Health Day), to highlight the importance of looking after your mental health.

The NC Higher Health and Social Care students held their #mymentalhealthmatters event in the Kilwinning Campus foyer to raise awareness of the external and internal support that is available for mental health issues.

Elsewhere during the month, the college’s Mental Health Liaison Officer Hugh Dykes provided advice to students on how to best look after their mental health. Health and Social Care lecturer Michael Steel also wrote for the college’s blog about how mental health education has changed over the years.

Joanne Thomson, Health and Social Care lecturer at Ayrshire College, said of the Kilwinning event: “Our NC Higher Health and Social Care and Access to Nursing students were given the challenge of raising awareness of mental health issues. They split into groups and decided how they wanted to undertake the task, with some of them presenting information to classes directly, and others having stalls with leaflets and eye-catching displays. They were very enthusiastic and creative. Well done to all involved.”


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