Highbury College praised for wellbeing initiative

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AN INITIATIVE at Highbury College to promote mental wellbeing has scooped a national award.

The Five Ways to Well-being Initiative picked up the Health and Wellbeing Award at the fifth annual Leading the Learner Voice Awards.

The awards highlight outstanding practice in colleges where learners’ views are actively sought, listened to and acted upon. The initiative encourages students and staff to take simple steps to improve their wellbeing.

Maria Emmanuel, leader of the project, said: ‘We are delighted to have won such a prestigious award that recognises all of the innovative work we have been putting together to support and engage our students who face mental health challenges while studying in college.’

The award is given to colleges who acknowledge that learners can take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing.