As part of your College application, we will ask questions about you to find out how we can best support you at College. This will include your mental health history as we want to make sure we can offer you the best support at OHC.
At OHC your mental health and wellbeing are important to us and understanding you will help us to support you while you are at College and after. We will work together to think about how best to support you in lessons and to access work. Through support from the Wellbeing team, our Safeguarding and Wellbeing student ambassadors and our team of Mental health first Aiders and qualified therapists we can help you to find and use the best support for you. The student ambassadors also represent the students at the student council, perhaps you’d like this role when you come to College?
We work closely with you and your parents, or those people important to you, to embed all that we do at College in your life outside.
Our regional Mental Health offer means you can access support at College or outside, we can help you to find the right input to improve things for you.
Prioritising mental health has never been more important than it is now. Making positive change can seem so hard, especially during uncertain times, and sometimes it can be hard to know where to start. Here are some tips to help maintain your mental health:
Please see below a links to a variety of websites that can offer information and support in order to maintain good health and well-being:
Links to minimise stress:
Links to talking therapies available:
Links to mental health and Wellbeing support:
Wellbeing and your daily activities
1) Are you exercising for an average of 30 min per day?
2) Are you maintaining regular sleep patterns and getting adequate sleep? (i.e. going to bed and rise at usual times and getting 6-8 hours sleep/rest a night)
Remember .. sleeping between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. is the most beneficial time for cell renewal and anti-aging, the immune system, memory management and body repair
3) Are you using relaxation techniques at home? (i.e. focused breathing – out breath longer than in breath, sleep enhancing apps, meditation, reading, calm apps)
4) Are you focusing on a balanced healthy diet? (i.e. eating fresh non-processed foods, eating 5 fruit or veg a day, eating 3 portion aligned regular meals/day, limits snacks)
5) Are you remaining well hydrated? (i.e. 1.6 litres/day women 2.0 litres men – suggested as per Euro-pean Food Safety Authority)
9) Have you completed a wellbeing action plan? (i.e. Every mind matters 5 simple questions which lead to a personal plan for your use)?