Students and staff from Reaseheath College and University Centre Reaseheath received useful information, advice and guidance relating to their health and wellbeing at this year’s WellFest event.

WellFest is an annual on campus event arranged by our highly trained Wellbeing and Student Life Team. The event gives students the chance to engage with a variety of charities and organisations passionate about promoting health, safety and wellbeing.

This year students visited stands and spoke to representatives from Cheshire Young Carers, Cheshire Police, Health Watch Cheshire East, Cheshire Without Abuse, Everybody Sport and Recreation and many more. Students were also able to benefit from mindfulness sessions, ran by our College Nurse Jenny.

Natalie Mottram, one of Reaseheath’s Wellbeing Advisors who helped to organise the event said: “It was great to see the students and staff engaging with the charities, organisations and small businesses, it really shows the true Reaseheath spirit. The feedback we have received has been overwhelmingly positive. Thank you to all those who supported this event.”

Rebecca Dunne, Student Life Officer, who also helped organise the event said: “WellFest 2022 was such a rewarding event that allowed us to showcase what Reaseheath has to offer to support students, but also local organisations who do such amazing things as well. My highlight of the day was getting the hang of MC’s plate spinning, always keep trying as you will succeed eventually; Winners never quit and quitters never win.”

WellFest is just one of the many ways staff at Reaseheath support students’ health and wellbeing. Our Wellbeing team is available to help all students who require support whilst at college. Whether this is with homesickness, difficulties with coursework, relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, bereavement, family problems, health issues, bullying or financial difficulties, we are here to help.

The team also provide a variety of services including a LGBTQAP+ Discussion Group, an on-site qualified registered nurse, as well as drop ins for sexual health and drugs & alcohol misuse.

To find out more about the fantastic Wellbeing team at Reaseheath, please visit the Student Health and Wellbeing page on our website.

Message for our current students:

If you are a current student with us, you can also find lots of information on our BeWell sharepoint site. Students at Reaseheath can also become involved in the Student Association. Students can join activities and groups on a range of topics which are run throughout the day and early evening and cater for all interests! Please call into the student bar to speak with Rebecca Dunne to find out more information or contact Amber Jackson, the SA President. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and become involved in Reaseheath events.