City of Westminster College and College of North West London are celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week 2022 with a series of events across their campuses.
A total of 37 events will be held throughout the week which runs 9-15 May.
Each year, Mental Health Awareness Week chooses a theme, with this year’s theme being tackling loneliness.
One in four adults report feeling lonely some or all of the time and this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week aims to raise awareness of the impact of loneliness and provide practical ways it can be addressed.
Art therapy, massage and aromatherapy, sporting events, guitar lessons, mindfulness classes, and zoo therapy are among the ideas that the group has come up with to help students destress and talk about their mental health.
A stall will also be available at the Kings Cross campus which will provide resources and materials aimed at promoting good mental health.
Held across City of Westminster College and College of North West London, the programme of events will take place at Willesden, Kings Cross, Wembley, Paddington, and Maida Vale to ensure that as many students and staff as possible can get involved.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has taken a significant toll on many people’s mental health across the United Kingdom and around the world, Mental Health Awareness Week provides the college group with the opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to good mental health practices and self-care.
Students wishing to find out more about the activities taking place during this important week are encouraged to get in touch with their college.
Stephen Davis, Group Principal and CEO of the United Colleges Group, said:
“Good mental health is incredibly important and Mental Health Awareness Week provides a valuable opportunity for us all to take stock and think about how it impacts us.
“I am delighted to see such a variety of events taking place across our campuses and I would encourage everyone who is interested to get involved.
“Furthermore, I would also like to take the opportunity to let our entire college community know that we value their mental health and that we will continue to do everything we can to promote good mental health practices.”