Bridgend College wins NOCN Award
Posted 8 February 2021
Bridgend College has won an AoC Beacon Award for its work on mental health and wellbeing.
The college’s wellbeing strategy seeks to listen, involve and enable staff and students to adapt to the challenges of Covid. The whole college approach includes creating strategic partnerships with specialist providers across the whole spectrum of services, creating innovative responses to individual needs, and using data to guide on the impact the interventions are having.
Now in its 26th year, the AoC Beacon Awards showcase best practice and innovation in colleges. It is designed to promote the interdependence of colleges, businesses, and professional and voluntary organisations. The awards also highlight excellence and help share best practice across the sector.
Graham Hasting-Evans, NOCN Group’s Managing Director said: “Congratulations to Bridgend College for receiving their AoC Beacon Award. Bridgend College demonstrates a coherent mental health strategy that is impactful and effective in improving teaching and learning. It provides mental health support for both staff and students, which is key during these uncertain times.”
Mark White, Interim Chair of AoC’s Charitable Trust said: “The AoC Beacon Awards showcase exactly why colleges are so important to every community and why people value them. This award recognises examples of the important work colleges are doing to support the mental health and wellbeing of their learners and staff, which is especially important at this very challenging time. The work of the winning college shows how they have successfully supported people in their local communities and demonstrated a coherent whole college mental health strategy.”
Overview of Project
• The college’s wellbeing strategy seeks to listen, involve and enable staff and students to respond and adapt to the challenges of Covid.
• The whole college approach includes creating strategic partnerships with specialist providers across the whole spectrum of services, creating innovative responses to individual needs and using data to guide on the impact the interventions are having.
• The impact of the interventions are measured through frequent staff and student surveys, combined with continuous dialogue and analysis of key data.