10th October 2017
On World Mental Health Day, students at York College engaged in Self-esteem and Laughter workshops, finding out what can be done to improve good mental health and well-being.
Groups of students took an active role in motivational, hour-long workshops, delivered by visiting comedian/actor Victoria Cook. Different exercises enabled students to talk to new faces, compliment eachother and understand the power of body language. Being introduced to specific techniques for improving positive thinking, communication, confidence, creativity and general well-being, the students agreed the workshops were; 'entertaining and thought provoking'
Ingrid Kellock, Student Development Manager at York College explains: “Good mental health is more than the absence of a mental health problem, it is important to encourage students to feel good about themselves and provide strategies to enable them to function effectively individually and within relationships.”
The workshops are part of a week of Health and Well-being activities at the College aiming to raise awareness of the importance of healthy lifestyle choices.