Health WeekEnglish for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) student Olinda Quispe Lopez has her blood pressure checked by Loyce Walker, Health Champion at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.

Students had the chance to get their blood pressure checked as part of a week encouraging them to lead healthier lives.

Health and Wellbeing Week at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) featured stands from various community organisations.

These included One You, Embrace UK, Insight, Bringing Unity Back Into The Community, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust.

Hairdressing student Mujgyan Handi. 17, said: “I was surprised that my blood pressure was okay because sometimes I think it must be low because I feel dizzy.

"It’s good to be able to get it checked at college. It’s important to look after yourself.”

The themed week also included a session by Haringey Council on the dangers of alcohol abuse.

One You is a project run by the NHS in partnership with Reed Momenta and London councils to provide healthy lifestyle and wellbeing programmes to residents.

This includes health checks along with advice and support to eat well, get fitter, drink less, quit smoking, reduce stress and sleep better.

Vivienne Rochester-Clarke, Health Champion for One You, said: “We had a lot of interest from the students. They were keen to know what programmes were near where they live that were inclusive and free or at little cost.

“This was a great opportunity for us to encourage them to do something for themselves to improve and better manage their health and get active.”

Health and Wellbeing Week is running from 23-27 April and is one of many enrichment activities held at the College throughout the year.

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