A COLLEGE in Eastleigh hosted a "Time to Talk" day as part of its support towards mental health.

Barton Peveril college students and staff all wore an item of clothing inside out and back to front when they came to school on Thursday February 6, in order to demonstrate how someone may look fine on the outside but not feel fine on the inside.

Many of the sixth form's sports teams took part in this and posed for team photos, with their kits facing the wrong way.

This was part of the College’s wider activities for "Time to Talk Day", where the Barton Peveril community were encouraged to continue having open conversations about mental health with friends and families to support positive mental health across the region.

As part of the scheme, the college run regular digital detox sessions for students to discuss mental health, have recruited "Barney the Therapy Dog" and train students to become Mental Health Ambassadors.

Barton Peveril College Counsellor Helen Cunliffe said: “Whilst the idea for these initiatives are fun and very simple, the messages behind them are very powerful. In a sometimes-busy schedule, we are seeing an increasing awareness in our younger generation about the importance of taking time to stop and look out for one another. We are all very proud of our students’ continued efforts to do this, helping the wider community to foster strong mental health."