Health Promotion Week
Posted on 13 February 2020

Students studying health and social care recently took part in a week full of health promotion! They set up information stalls to discuss topics such as drinking awareness, mental health and stress, healthy eating, sexual health and the risks of different drugs.

Students then discussed these campaigns with their peers which is an element of their current unit on health promotion.

Throughout the week students were also supported by health and social care professionals. No Limits Help, a charity offering advice and support to young people, informed students about sexual health, the risks associated with STIs, contraceptive methods and how countywide health campaigns are run. They also gave advice as to how the students would go about creating their own educational campaigns. The students really benefitted from their guidance and created some amazing displays full of helpful information relevant to the student population. 

Dom Dufour, Subject Leader for level 3 health and social care commented, “Our students have produced some fantastic campaigns, full of important facts about the different health issues and why they are relevant to students in the College. Working with ‘Hampshire No Limits Help’ was really beneficial in supporting students to develop their campaigns.”

Susie Nyman, Curriculum Manager for health and social care said, “It is always a wonderful opportunity for our students to share their expertise on health promotion with other members of the College community. It was a brilliant success. Staff and students were impressed with the displays and always love the return of the homemade stress balls!”