Filed under: Health & Wellbeing

Peer Mentors lead the way in college student support

Students from Barton Peveril have been celebrating after being chosen to lead the way in college peer mentor support for World Mental Health Day and beyond. 11 students from the sixth form college have successfully completed an Emotional First Aid and Wellbeing Mentors Development Programme driven by the Solent NHS Trust. Barton Peveril are the first college taking part…

Meditation makes its mark

Barton Peveril’s lunchtime yoga and meditation sessions have been so successful that they will become a timetabled enrichment option from September.  Each session will be open to all levels of ability and will include both yoga and mindfulness, a technique that teaches participants to clear their minds and focus on the moment. Photography technician and teacher, Dave Tipper, is passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation for teenagers…

Kick the caffeine!

First year Applied Health & Social Care students tackled a wide range of issues affecting all sectors of society for their recent health promotion projects, with one group challenging the little-known risks of caffeine addiction head on. Caffeine stimulates the nervous and cardiovascular system, elevating mood in the short term but creating long-term health problems…