On Monday 11th June the college issued a new Mental Health Strategy for students.
In January 2017 the Association of Colleges published research which concluded that 85% of colleges were reporting an increase in students with disclosed mental health issues in the past three years. 69% of respondents said that the total number of 16-18 students with mental health difficulties had ‘significantly increased’ in the past three years with a further 20% saying they had ‘slightly increased’. Our own recent experience at Worthing College has confirmed that mental health concerns are a growing challenge for young people locally.
The aim of this strategy is to embed a robust culture which promotes health and wellbeing throughout the organisation.
Find out more in our Mental Health Strategy below.