Cardiff and Vale College wins Silver in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Wales Awards for its support to its learners

23 Oct 2022

The Wellbeing team at Cardiff and Vale College has won Silver in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Wales Awards for Outstanding Impact in Education.

Organised by community interest company the Adjuda Foundation, the Awards recognise individuals and organisations that go the extra mile in promoting mental health and wellbeing. The Outstanding Impact in Education Award recognises educators who have taken steps to break down barriers to discussing mental health openly and create an environment in which learners are encouraged and feel comfortable to talk about their mental health.

CAVC has a dedicated Wellbeing team offering a wide range of support for learners who may be facing a range of issues such as mental health concerns, drug or alcohol issues, relationships and sexual health concerns or family issues. Each of the College’s campuses has a Wellbeing Hub where learners can access advocacy and signposting support, ask for support and guidance in a safe space, access the C-card scheme or offload their thoughts and feelings.

In 2021 CAVC won a prestigious Tes FE Award in the Support for Learners category, recognising the commitment the College has to safeguarding the mental health and wellbeing of its learners.

Cardiff and Vale College Principal Sharon James said: “Congratulations to the Wellbeing team! Events over the last couple of years have shown us the vital importance of mental health and wellbeing, and at CAVC the safety and wellbeing of our learners is at the very heart of what we do, so winning this award means a lot.”