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Mental Health Awareness Week - 10th - 16th May

3rd May 2021

10th - 16th May is Mental Health Awareness Week

This time of year can be especially challenging with increased workload and deadlines looming, especially in light of adapting to being back at college. Lockdown has had an impact on the mental health of so many people. It is more important that ever that you ‘check in’ on your own wellbeing and that of those around you. The attached #Your Mind Matter slides highlight sources of support and advice -  #Your Mind Matters Slides 

The theme this year is ‘nature’ as research has proven the helpfulness of turning to nature during lockdown. Some great resources are on this website

Wellbeing resources:

  1. Student Support Care Info : Visit the Oaklands College website for helpful resources, videos and tips including a list of helpful apps
  1. Living Well: Free Wellbeing courses from Mind in Mid Herts. Courses are free if you quote: livingwell100 (Course timetable and booking details can be found here)
  1. Every Mind Matters: Excellent NHS resources including:
    • Your personalised Mind Plan: Answer 5 questions in the quiz to get top tips and advice for your Wellbeing
    • Support for: Coping with loneliness, 10 tips to deal with change, Kickstart your health
    • Self-care videos on: Dealing with Change, Sleep, How to Deal with Unhelpful Thoughts and others
  1. Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr Alex George shares his ‘Top 5 Tips’ for young people’s good mental health and wellbeing

Useful websites:

  • Just Talk - Mental health and wellbeing support in Herts. Young people self-help resources, parent/carer advice and professional guidance
  • Healthy Young Minds in Herts - Emotional health and wellbeing support. Tools and tips for young people and parents/carers. 
  • Youth Talk - Provides free, confidential counselling to 13-25 year olds in St Albans and surrounding areas
  • Mind in Mid Herts - Providing prevention, recovery and support services in Herts to empower people to take control of their mental health

If you need any wellbeing or mental health support then please speak to your tutor, Student Advice team or email: