May 21ST

Moulton College commitment for mental health and wellbeing

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:

“Every single day colleges like Moulton College provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people. This includes providing support for both staff and student wellbeing at the right time, in the right place. This charter gives colleges the chance to publicly state their commitment to the mental health agenda.”