Barnsley College has received the council’s Healthier Futures accreditation to support the health and wellbeing of students.

Anna Hartley, executive director for public health and communities presented a framed certificate to head of student services Liam Garside, and vice-principal for students Jess Leech.

The accreditation is free and is valid for three years.

It will support the college to improve the health and wellbeing of the young people who study there.

Liam Garside said: “The accreditation has provided recognition for the health and wellbeing provision throughout the college.

“It has provided assurances that the college offers a health and wellbeing provision that meets accreditation standards around the key areas of good physical and mental health, an environment where students can thrive in their educational environment to achieve their full potential and gain key life skills and experiences which support their futures.

“The process has given us reassurance that we are a sector leading organisation when it comes to providing wellbeing services for our young people.

“It has also identified areas in which to evaluate and potentially dedicate more resource to.”