BMH Student Wellness Events

Today we take a break from the How to Reduce Worrying series in order to report back on recent BMH Student Wellness Events.

BMH, Umhlanga: Drug & Gender Violence Talk

SAPS Communications Officer, Valerie Govender, delivered a talk at BMH, Umhlanga on the 8th of October 2014. The purpose of the visit and talk was to foster a closer relationship between BMH students and the local SAPS.

Warrant Officer Govender provided a safe environment wherein she addressed the BMH students on topics including drug use and gender violence. A follow-up presentation will be confirmed at a later date so as to coincide with BMH Student Induction in 2015.

We would like to extend our thanks to Warrant Officer Govender and the SAPS for taking the time to visit us.

(Brett Langton – Principal of BMH, Umhlanga)

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BMH, Sandton: Self-defence & Personal Safety Talk

Last Friday, Warren Ho of Defence Unlimited presented an interactive talk and demonstration on self-defence and personal safety. Students who attended were taught basic, foundational self-defence moves and were given the opportunity to practice them and experience first hand the disarming effect of a well placed slap!

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In addition to the practical work, Warren also got the student’s thinking along more realistic lines about the realities of violence in South Africa and what they are prepared to fight and / or die for, and at the end of the day whether it is worth risking your life for a cell phone?

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We’d like to thank Warren for taking the time to share his expertise and for contributing to this important life skill which many neglect.

(Robyn Wright-Parkin – BMH, Sandton)

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