EDC Beauty students Aimee Burke and Jade Bradford give out manicures at the event

Beauty Students Lend Their Skills to Mental Health Awareness

Tue, 04/12/2001 - 00:00

Last week East Durham College students attended a mental health awareness event at The Glebe Centre, in Murton, to treat carers and mental health staff to Indian head massages and manicures.

The Level 3 Beauty Therapy students attended the Making It Happen event which gave them an opportunity to show off their skills whilst gathering some fantastic experience out of their usual working environment.

The event, hosted by Mental Health North East and MIND, aimed to increase the resilience and sustainability of voluntary community organisations that deliver a lifeline to those facing mental health problems.

Head of Beauty at the Peterlee-based college Della Frank organised for the group of nine students to take part and provide the carers and staff with a well deserved pamper.

And beauty therapy technician Colletta Rutherford was impressed with the students’ professionalism and was delighted to be able to help out such a worthy cause.

Colletta said: “Today was a fantastic opportunity for the students to come and show off their ability whilst helping a great cause and they duly delivered.

“The students were brilliant today, they were really professional with their work and it was just a real pleasure to be able to come here today and help out at the event.”