Kirklees Mental Wealth group hit the ground running!
In January this year, Kirklees College became the first college to host a Mental Wealth Group. In just the few months since, Kirklees College Minds Committee have been busy planning events and ran a particularly successful mental health awareness event on campus. At the event, KCMC’s group leader, Sophie Mitchell, bravely had her head shaved, to raise money for mental health charity Rethink. She has raised over £750! We caught up with Sophie to find out how things have been going;
"I have really enjoyed leading KCMC so far, I’m so happy that we’ve managed to set up a committee to try and help raise awareness of mental health and help students at college. I’m also really glad to have found some students that are also passionate about raising awareness and helping others - it’s very inspiring. I think that our awareness event was very successful, lots of people attended and we had lots of resources and raised lots of money for charity too! It also was featured in the local paper which I hope will raise awareness of our committee as well as of mental health, which is our main purpose. I hope that we’ll be able to make KCMC bigger and better in the future."
- The Youtube video of Sophie’s Headshave can be seen here.
- The Huddersfield Examiner covered the story here.
- You can still donate to Sophie’s Just Giving Page here.
- More photo’s from the event can be accessed through KCMC’s facebook page here.
If you are interested in forming your own group at either a university or a college please contact our Development Officer, Rosie: r.tressler[at]mentalwealthuk.com