Mental Health

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:

Take Control Wellbeing Poster

Soothe Stress



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:

Hacks to De-Stress 8 minutes 14 secs video of easy ideas that will improve your life

5 minutes to de-stress…… and breath

Links to talking therapies available:

Self –Referral Talking Therapies – Local Authority Services in your area 

Links to mental health and Wellbeing support:

Time for Change – Mental Health and Wealth Support and guidance

Wellness Actions Plans – help in establishing if you need one and how to create one

Podcast—Mental Health and wellbeing 

Wellbeing and your daily activities

1) Are you exercising for an average of 30 min per day?

Click here for more information on exercise

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)

Click here for more information on sleep

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)

Click here for more information on relaxation techniques

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)

Click here for more information on a healthy, balanced diet

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)?

Click here to answer 5 simple questions and receive your own wellbeing personal plan