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Students at the Change 4 Life stall

Students promote health awareness

Health and social care students at The Manchester College have put on a lively health promotion day. 

The students on our Level 2 Health and Social Care course, came up with the idea after studying health and wellbeing as defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO). They wanted to educate their fellow students about the impact health risks can have on an individual and look at ways to improve awareness.

The students took action and set up four stalls in the hall. This was open to all the students at The Manchester College.


According to WHO, health is 'a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity'. Health promotion is ‘the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health’.

The students certainly did a good job of encouraging people to take control and improve their health. They planned and produced materials, as part of their classes, that would make it easier for people to make health choices. The topics they focused on were ‘know your limit’, safe sex, mental health and wellbeing, and Change 4 Life.

Students who came to the health promotion day commented that it was ‘amazing’ and the group had put in a huge amount of effort to make it a success.