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College health fair getting bigger and better 1 March 2007

The Isle of Man College’s annual Health Fayre promises to be bigger and better than ever this year.

The Fayre is organised by the College’s Student Services staff in close co-operation with local voluntary and statutory organisations.

This year’s Fayre has the theme of ‘Looking After the Whole You’ and will feature more than 30 local agencies providing information and activities promoting various aspects of health.

A spokesman for Student Services said: Health Fayre poster

'The Fayre brings together lots of agencies which will provide information on various aspects of health and well being which are of real relevance to young people in their every day lives.'

The Fayre will be held at the College on Wednesday, March 14, and will be opened by the Minister for Education.

Although the Fayre is targeted at young people aged 16-plus, anyone is welcome to attend.

The spokesman said:

'Many stands will present information in an easy to understand, interactive and fun way. As well as providing an opportunity for our students and members of the public to find things out and ask questions, visiting the Fayre will also familiarise them with what is available locally if ever they should need support in the future.'

She continued:

'We want to address the full meaning of health – not just physical health, but emotional and mental well being as well, which is why we are including stands which address issues such as bereavement and developing positive mental health as well as such topics as the benefits of a healthy diet, alcohol awareness, and road safety. We also want to offer people a chance to experience feeling good by trying a yoga session or a treatment from a complementary therapist.'

The Fayre is open to the public from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm.

A programme of activities will be provided at the main College Reception. If you would like any further information, please phone Abbie on 648254.

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