Suffolk New College holds stress-busting fun day to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Alexa Francis and Jordan Barry enjoy a stress-busting day at Suffolk New College. Picture: JOHN NICE

Alexa Francis and Jordan Barry enjoy a stress-busting day at Suffolk New College. Picture: JOHN NICE - Credit: JOHN NICE

Hardworking students took time out of their studies to enjoy a day of fun and relaxation as they approach the final stages of their courses.

The event took place at Suffolk New College and was organised by representatives from the student union to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (May 14-20).

The theme of this year’s campaign is stress and how to cope with it.

Jordan Barry is the student president of the college, which is based in Ipswich.

He said: “It can get stressful at this time of year so we like to give our students a chance to focus on themselves.

“Education is all about learning but it’s also about having fun.”

Student Alexa Francis said Mental Health Awareness Week was an important campaign.

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He added: “There is such a stigma around this issue and that is not right. If we can help people be more open about and relaxed about themselves, that has to be a good thing.”