College of West Anglia students were encouraged to take five minutes to talk about mental health last Thursday as part of the national awareness day organised by the mental health awareness organisation, Time to Change.
Representatives from the organisation were on hand at the college social hub to talk about mental health and engage students in five-minute conversations, to dispel myths and stigma around the subject and asked students to make a pledge to share their new found knowledge with others. Students had received training from Time to Change’s Madeline Cassell to allow them to offer guidance on the day and they also heard from former CoWA student Katie Ford, who works for support group Day Break. Pictured from left, newly-trained student volunteers James Fuller, Courtney Warnes, Kayla Shanks and Caitlin O’Donnell, stand next to Madeleine Cassell and Katie Ford. Picture supplied