SERC Secures Funding from Public Health Agency

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25 March 2024

Exterior Bang Campus

South Eastern Regional College (SERC) has secured £13,940 funding for two projects under the Public Health Agency’s Mental Health Strategy – Early Intervention and Prevention fund.

SERC has secured £4,565 for professionally designed and led exercise sessions for Foundation Learning students across the College’s four main campuses at Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn, and Newtownards. The programme will assist students with mild to moderate learning disabilities to understand the value of physical exercise and its importance in helping them build their confidence and resilience,  and to embrace the Take 5 Steps as part of their daily routine. 

A further £9,375 has been secured to facilitate a two-day residential for up to 75 young people completing SERC’s Skills for Life and Work course across SERC.  As well as giving the students a digital device break, the residential presents the opportunity to form genuine friendships, build the personal resilience capabilities needed for sustained good mental health, and develop reflection and communication skills. The project intends to tackle many of the health and wellbeing inequalities experienced by young people by providing a unique and exciting experience, improving motivation, and developing many essential skills needed for their future employment.