Mental health awareness at college

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Students at Runshaw Adult College, Euxton Lane, Leyland were treated to a programme of activities designed to help them ‘chill out’ between lectures.

In a bid to promote mental health awareness, students participated in a number of activities designed to help them overcome adversity and become more resilient in their every day life.

Students considered taking up a new interest such as walking, cycling, knitting and for the more artistically inclined, tile painting.

Students also enjoyed hand and arm massages, manicures, hair curling and straightening.and there were opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy through the purchase of designer bags and bling.

All donations were put towards the College Charity ‘Runshaw Gives a Dam’, supporting the Kiumoni village in south east Kenya to build two sand dams to provide clean water and the potential for sustainable agriculture.

A spokeman said: “Everyone has their own way of chilling out – whilst some prefer engagement with slow, calm activities, others chill through more active and competitive games and challenges.

“There was something for everyone in the ‘Chill Zone’.”