Freshers’ Fair has a wellbeing focus

Sefton-based Hugh Baird College is welcoming first years to its Freshers’ Fair today (13 September). This is an opportunity for young people to find out about local health initiatives, leisure agencies and activities on offer to them.

High Baird is dedicated to supporting its students as much as possible but understands that the college is not always open and the need for support can happen at any time.

Similarly, the college wants its students to have the opportunity to make friends and make social plans outside of the learning environment.

For that reason, events like the Freshers Fair make students aware of the local support available to them and how to access it in time of need. Being aware of the kind of support available can make all the difference to the mental wellbeing of a young person.

There will be a wealth of information available at the fair as well as useful freebies and prizes. Other activities will be taking place throughout the day to help improve mental wellbeing and emotional positivity including a mini animal farm.

Hugh Baird College has a very comprehensive Health and Wellbeing Programme, which covers a range of issues relevant to young people.  It addresses Suicide Prevention Awareness, Mental Health Awareness, Community Safety, Gang and Knife Crime, Domestic Violence and Anti-social Behaviour, Self-Image and Self-Harm, Cooking Sessions on Food Waste Elimination, British Values through Capoeira and Brazilian Drumming, Hate Crime, and Faith and Culture.

Visit Hugh Baird College website for more details, or contact Janine Hopewell on 0151 353 4462.

Hugh Baird College is supporting the ‘30 Days of Sefton In Mind’ Campaign – to spread the word about local services and activities available to people in Sefton to improve their mental health. Look out for the hashtag #SeftonInMind to raise awareness of the campaign.

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