Moulton College makes commitment to support students and staff with their mental health and wellbeing.
Moulton College has reaffirmed its commitment to staff and students by signing up to a brand new national mental health and wellbeing charter. The charter created by the Association of Colleges, in conjunction with mental health experts commits to:
- Promoting equality of opportunity and challenging mental health stigma
- Providing appropriate mental health training for staff
- Providing targeted individual mental health support where appropriate
Colleges across England teach and train 2.2 million people each year - including 685,000 young people. Every year, 1 in 10 young people experience a mental health problem, and 1 in 5 of those aged 16-24 experience a common mental illness such as anxiety or depression. Add to these facts, 75% of adults with a diagnosable mental health problem experience their first symptoms before the age of 24. Moulton College is playing a vital role in supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its students and staff.
Corrie Harris, Principal and CEO at Moulton College said:
“The mental wellbeing of our students is a huge priority for us. With increasing numbers of young people suffering from mental health conditions across the country, we’re proud to be a part of a wider campaign to address these issues.”
Richard Caulfield, Mental Health lead at the Association of Colleges, said: