Healthy Body Healthy Mind Event

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Healthy Body Healthy Mind Event

Wellbeing was the focus for Forth Valley Student Association’s Healthy Body, Healthy Mind events across all campuses recently (March 7, 8 and 9).

The event was led by Amy Scobbie Vice President for Health, Wellbeing and Sport and was organised to provide the student body with information, access to services and information about events and activities in their local areas with regards to physical and mental health, alcohol, drugs, smoking and how to look after their general wellbeing.

External businesses, charities and organisations attended and helped to provide information and support to encourage FVC students to participate and seek advice on their health and wellbeing. Those attending included: The Army, Terence Higgins Trust, Open Secret, Avon, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, NHS Forth Valley and FVC Student Services.

Amy Scobbie Vice President for Health, Wellbeing and Sport at FV SA, said:

“The Army also provided a para-fit session that students could try out, as well as a timed fitness test that included rowing and weightlifting.

“We also handed out free festival safety kits at the event and also provided free stress/fidget phone charms and natural bath bombs to students. They also played Guess the date and spot the ball games with students to raise money for Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity and raise awareness of eating disorders. There were also opportunities for students to take part in free creative therapies, mindfulness sessions and short massage sessions.

“The Student Association ran a Windy Boat Race as part of No Smoking Day’s #feellikeawinner campaign and also provided a free lung capacity test to students, stop smoking pledges and a quit quiz, where you could win a voucher for the gallery restaurant, hairdressing or a massage. Information on how to stop smoking, the risks, support to stop and services available in the local area, was also available to students on the day.”

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