Health and Wellbeing events give students passports to healthier lifestyles

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Students have received a passport to healthier lifestyles after taking part in Health and Wellbeing events at New College Lanarkshire.

Dozens of stalls were set up in our campuses in Motherwell, Cumbernauld and Coatbridge to encourage students to assess their mental and physical health.

All students were given a ‘Health Check Passport’ with ten checkpoints to visit, including a BMI test at NL Leisure, a mental health test with SAMH, a sexual health task with Terrence Higgins Trust, beauty treatments at the NCL Beauty stall and an oral health check at the NCL Dental stall.

In addition, there were stalls set up by the Army, Specsavers and NHS Stop Smoking.

The week of events was part of the ‘Be Engaged’ extra-curricular programme to encourage students to make the most of their time at college whilst also boosting their record of achievement.

Learner Engagement Officer Ross Brand said: “We wanted to provide motivation for students planning on making changes to their lifestyles and personal health by having events that provided information, advice and support.

“The events also doubled up as ‘mini freshers’ for our new cohort of students joining the College and to welcome them by showing the range of additional services the College provides.

“We believe more health-conscious students are more likely to continue to attend and achieve their potential and that we have a collective responsibility to ensure this.”

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