Healthy Happy You
The annual university student health event – Healthy Happy You – takes place every year at the end of February/beginning of March. This also incorporates the national University Mental Health day.
In 2018 events once again included ‘Be Active’, an inclusive project which encouraged people to try something new and linked all partners in a fun activity with health benefits. Any activity which could be measured and converted into miles was eligible, from walking and wheeling to swimming and cycling. The final total for this year was 7,748.79 miles.
We would like to thank everyone who got involved and helped contribute to the mileage, and we hope this has inspired you to continue now the event is over!
The annual photography competition, with the same theme, also took place with a £50 National Book Token as the prize. The winning photograph, plus 11 additional entries with the highest scores, will be included in a 2019 calendar which will be distributed (free) across the partnership at the end of the year. We're delighted to announce that this year's winning entry (below) was taken by Toni Murrie, a Perth College UHI student. Congratulations, Toni!
Filter It Out
National No Smoking Day took place just after Healthy Happy You so why not take this opportunity to think about quitting? Information and tips to help you stop will be available as part of the event, and through HISA, or you can call the NHS Smokeline on 0800 84 84 84.
We're delighted that the annual Healthy Happy You event was 'Highly Commended' in the Health Promoting College category at the College Development Network Awards in November 2017. We received a nice shiny award and certficate which will be circulated and displayed around the partnership in 2018.
We really hope you enjoyed this year's Healthy Happy You and we are already looking forward to another successful event in 2019, and hope you'll join us then!