Healthy Happy You
The annual university student health event – Healthy Happy You – took place every year at the end of February/beginning of March. This also incorporated the national University Mental Health day.
In 2018 it was agreed that this event will no longer be held, and the university and its partner colleges will instead focus on year-round events and awareness raising under the banner of Healthy Body, Healthy Mind. The Healthy Body, Healthy Mind awards are a partnership initiative between NUS Scotland and Scottish Student Sport, which focus on the link between sports, physcial activity, smoking prevention, and mental health.
The annual photography competition, based on the theme of Healthy Happy You, took place during the final event 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 the 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 Healthy Happy You event was 'Highly Commended' in the Health Promoting College category at the College Development Network Awards in November 2017.