Apprentice Physical Wellbeing
We are all aware that we need to look after both our physical and mental health. It has been medically proven that exercising can enhance our mental wellbeing. Sport England have identified their findings regarding physical health and the impact it can make to our lives and society.
Many of our apprentices go the gym on a regular basis, therefore each year we talk with local gyms to negotiate local discounts for our learners. Puregym has gyms in both Coventry & Redditch and are within walking distance of our training centres.
There is no sign up fee or long term contracts so you do not have to commit financially or long term. The usual monthly fee is £19.99 – (subject to change).
Apprentice Healthy Eating
MGTS cannot offer on-site food facilities. However, within easy walking distance, there are many local cafes, shops and a supermarket, providing a range of healthy lunch options. We do try to encourage our learners to make healthy choices regarding their diets. Healthy eating is just part of the whole healthy life balance that we strive to achieve.
If you want to find out more about how you can make informed choices about your diet and possibly develop your knowledge regarding healthy eating and healthy choices, view the NHS ‘eat well’ guide.
Apprentice Mental Health
Our mental health needs looking after, just the same as our physical health. We appreciate that we live in a world that is constantly changing and this can bring many challenges to our apprentices. We encourage our learners to understand that it’s ok to talk about how they are feeling and seek support when they need it. Occasionally, a learner may be struggling and that’s when the Learner Support team will work closely with the apprentice. At MGTS, we regularly check-in on the wellbeing and mental health of our learners. This is carried out during 1:1 training reviews, through surveys, or more naturally, during discussions/debates which take place regularly.
For learners who don’t feel comfortable talking about how they are feeling then we recommend the text support service provided by Shout. Shout can help with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, relationship problems, bullying or if you’re feeling overwhelmed. Simply text SHOUT to 85258 and you will be connected anonymously to a trained, empathetic and listening Shout Volunteer. The service is confidential, free and available any time, day or night.
Support Websites / Helplines
There are many different methods for seeking the individual support that you need. Accessing the internet for help can be a minefield, as there are so many different support sites. If you need help, we recommend that you access the ‘MIND’ website, where you’ll easily find what you’re looking for. It provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing any type mental health problem. MIND promotes understanding on mental health with campaigns to improve general services, and raise general awareness.
When you feel you can’t talk to anyone you know, about what is troubling you, please contact MIND who will offer support and advice. MIND helps everyone understand mental health problems, so no one has to feel alone.
MIND will direct you to the appropriate organisation that will help you. The MIND website contains a wide range of support sites for issues such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, addiction, eating disorders, self-harm, homelessness, panic attacks, OCD, and many more.