World Mental Health Day

During the autumn term, second year health and social care students worked with Hywel Dda University Health Board’s North Ceredigion Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) on a project that culminated in an event to promote World Mental Health Day 2018.

As part of an assessed unit on Promoting Health Education in the level three extended diploma course, learners developed their own educational resources for the project.

These resources were on display in the college on World Mental Health Day to demonstrate the wealth of wellbeing provision available to students and learners also took their resources to a special event held at Gorwelion Day Hospital to emphasise the support that is available to people with mental ill health in the North Ceredigion area.

Coleg Ceredigon health and social care lecturer Sara Jones, said: “This project has been an excellent opportunity for learners to develop their knowledge on a subject that, not only will they be dealing with every day in their future careers, but to also develop a deeper understanding on a personal level.

“It was great to work with Sheryl from Hywel Dda University Health Board on this project as she is so enthusiastic about the profession but also, as a past student at Coleg Ceredigion herself, she fully understood the needs and pressures put onto our students.”