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28th October 2019

Last week, Hull College hosted Smile and Breathe Week! Five days packed full of themed activities to promote positive health and well-being across college.

Many departments got involved, running activities including yoga sessions, dance classes and mental health first aid. There was even a visit from a therapy dog!

On Wednesday morning, students had the opportunity of attending a well-being breakfast in the common room. This was a chance for students to come together and socialise, whilst discussing mental health and well-being over some tasty pastries!

The Student Union team held a ‘create your own t-shirt session’,proving that arts and crafts activities is one of many great ways to ease stress.

Beauty students also put their skills to good use, offering relaxing hand massages to students and staff, reminding people of the importance of self-care.

When asked about what they thought of the week, one student said “Mental health is so important. Having the smile and breathe week has been informative, but in a fun way as there were lots of activities and things to get involved with.”

The week was supported by several external services including Renew, The Warrens’ LGBTQ project and Jerry Green Dog Rescue. They generously gave up their time to attend the events and offered an enriched experience to the students.

This is the first of many planned themed weeks for Hull College. There will be four more throughout the academic year, so make sure you get involved!