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Lunch and learn again: the AoC yesterday | health literacy today

It's not too late to join today's #WMHD2017 Health Literacy webinar with Professor Gill Rowlands. I'm really looking forward to it. Not least because yesterday's AoC webinar for #WMHD2017 was good, thanks to our presenters Ian Screenshot taken from the AoC's WMHD 2017 webinar on 18.10.17, showing one of the slides and the presentersAshman (former AoC president) and Liz Maudslay (AoC policy lead) and enthusiastic participants. Thank you.

Ian and Liz covered:

  • How AoC is making the government aware of the challenges colleges face
  • How some colleges are securing additional resources to support students with mental health problems
  • The Aoc's new wellbeing self-assessment tool and resources 

Any questions?

These are just some of the questions people asked Ian and Liz: 

"What about the mental health needs of learners with SEN and/or disabilities? What are colleges doing about them?

Do you think colleges really recognise that learners with SEN and/or disabilities may also have mental health needs?

Is this another case of silos and are we failing to recognise the intersectionality of mental health and wellbeing?

What's involvement by governors like?

How are you differentiating your approach by groups of people who are most vulnerable to mental health problems, i.e. those students and staff with protected characteristics?

Are the interventions colleges are employing evidence-based? How do you make sure of that?

What’s the response been like to the approach by students of different ages? 

Are colleges providing any engagement/support for students' families?

Does the government have any focus on mental health for the over 25? The forthcoming Children and Young People Green Paper focuses on colleges and young people, but n Adult Ed we are in neither category.

Why are there separate resources for different types of providers? How do these resources link to the resources on the MHFE site? Shouldn’t we have one place for evidence-based practice?

How do providers who are not AoC members access the resources you have shown us?

Does anyone have a wellbeing policy/ strategy they are willing to share? I'd like to develop this for my service. We deliver Community Learning (adults aged 19 plus) to over 3000 adult learners each year in community settings each academic year. Most have poor mental health. Our tutors work remotely so their own wellbeing is also my priority as they cannot easily offload with colleagues." 


Here's a sample of the feedback at the end: 

"Many thanks, it was cool!

I'll join the next one

 Thank you I found it useful and thought provoking for ACL also

I really enjoyed that - thank you so much Ian and Liz."

Join in

If you can't make the Health Literacy session today (19.10.17), why not check out the programme for the rest of October

We look forward to seeing you soon.