Kindness for the mind during Mental Health Awareness Week

Ruth Peterson | October 6, 2020

In a community of learners, you are never alone.

This is Bradford College’s message during Mental Health Awareness Week (4 – 10 October 2020).

Drawing of poppies

The teams at Community and Distance Learning and Forster College have invited everyone to explore free distance learning courses. These help people to discover more about the mind, promote mental wellbeing and enable learners to support others. Students can gain a better understanding around autism, dementia and improving mental health in young people.

Everyone is welcome

Duncan Burnett, Curriculum Area Manager for Community and Distance Learning and Forster College, said: “Everyone is welcome to join our community of learners, make new friends, learn new skills, discover a whole new you. My amazing team are ready and waiting so come and see us, let us inspire you.”

New skills, new you!

As well as learning about supporting mental health, Bradford College is now offering a host of part-time courses and opportunities to learn new skills for leisure.

After the hectic working day, the courses give people a chance to relax, unwind and make new friends. At the same time, learners can take part in activities such as drawing, baking, sewing, singing, jewellery making, pottery and much more.

Freshly baked scones and bread

A treat for the mind

Duncan said: “My team and I have put together a mind feast of treats, tips and tantalising activities to truly wash away the stress of the day. Look at our learning for leisure offer and make time for you. Go on, you deserve it!”

You can read all about our part-time courses for adults in our prospectus, available on our website. If you would like support from a member of the team, you can email

About World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day takes place on Saturday 10 October, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilising efforts in support of mental health.

You can find out more at

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