Students at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre, UCB undergraduates, Themis Apprentices and staff placed the focus on their health and wellbeing through a week-long programme of targeted, interactive activities.
The 2020 Health and Wellbeing Week placed a focus on developing healthy habits that will last a lifetime to improve both physical and mental health, as well as highlighting the diverse support networks available both in College and the wider community.
A highlight of the week was a visit by Juliette Burton, award-winning performer, writer, presenter and broadcast journalist, who spoke about her own battles to overcome mental health issues, as well as the visit of the NHS HARRI (Health, Advice, Recovery, Resilience and Information) bus.
Other activities included: a circus skills workshop, have-a-go fitness sessions, a smoothie bike challenge, yoga, minfulness and meditation and a silent disco.
Throughout the week, students were encouraged to write positive affirmation on a Big White Wall in the College Atrium, promoting the online portal available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to all students, apprentices, undergraduates and staff offering peer support and workshops to build resilience and tackle mental health issues.