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Born To Thrive - Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Wednesday, 24 October 2018


Our potential as human beings is limitless.

Having great 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.
In celebration of World Mental Health Day, we'd like to share 5 great tips inspired by about how to look after your mental health and promote the important mental health work being done by our current Charity of the Year Dudley Mind.

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"
We provide a wide range of Qualifications, some of which are relevant to mental well-being. These are listed below:

Units within these qualifications cover the following areas:
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Peer Mediation
  • Personal Development
  • Counselling
  • Mentoring
  • Stress Managing Emotions
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Mental Health
  • Health and Fitness
  • Hobbies
  • Personal Awareness
  • Healthy Lifestyles
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.
Call us on 01902 624230 or email and we look forward to speaking with you.
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