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Born To Thrive - Mental Health Awareness Week

Monday, 13 May 2019


Our potential as human beings is limitless.

Having good mental health enables us to thrive and get the most out of life.
At Open College Network West Midlands we customise and offer vocational Credit-Based Qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation. The reason we do this is to release the potential of people and their communities.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we'd like to share information about some of our qualifications that support good mental health and also share some great tips inspired by about how to look after your mental health. 
Qualifications we offer supporting good mental health:

Units within these qualifications cover the following areas:
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Beliefs and values / equality and diversity
  • Peer Mediation
  • Understanding body image / eating disorders
  • Personal Development
  • Sex and relationships
  • Counselling
  • Personal identity and self esteem
  • Mentoring
  • Enrichment activity
  • Stress Managing Emotions
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Drugs and sunstance misuse
  • Mental Health
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hobbies
  • Personal Awareness
  • Understanding motivation / feelings and emotions / relationships
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Communication / Teamwork skills
You can see more Qualifications and Units we offer on our website. We are also happy to support you in creating customised/bespoke units enabling you to tailor accreditation to suit your needs.
Top Tips For Looking After Your Mental Health

1. Talk To Someone
Talk to someone you can trust. Opening up about how you feel can also encourage others to do the same.
2. Keep Active
Be Active in way that is fun and that you enjoy.Exercise can give you that 'feel good factor' and keeps your vital organs healthy. Little and often can make a big difference.
3. Eat Well
Nutrients are essential to the brain and for the optimum functioning of the body. Ensure that you get all the vitamins and minerals you need from a variety of food and eat for vitality.
4. Do What You Love
Doing what you love focuses your mind in a positive direction and engaging in an activity that you enjoy can also increase your sense of fulfilment. So whether it's a hobby, baking or exploring your local park, make time for doing something you love.
5. Celebrate Who You Are
Everyone is unique and that's the beauty of the world. Celebrate what makes you different! "Feeling good about yourself boosts your confidence to learn new skills"
Call us on 01902 624230 or email and we look forward to speaking with you.
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