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Mental Health and Wellbeing

In many ways, mental health is just like physical health: everybody has it and we need to take care of it. Good health and wellbeing are also essential for our students to achieve their aspirations.

Good mental health means being generally able to think, feel and react in the ways that you need and want to live your life. But if you go through a period of poor mental health you may find you’re frequently thinking, feeling or reacting, which will become difficult to cope with. This can feel just as bad as a physical illness.

Mental health problems affect around one in four people in any given year. They range from common problems, such as depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Mental health difficulties affect the ability to learn, the way in which learning takes place, communication, socialising, ability to cope, friendships and relationships. If you feel that you are affected by a mental health problem, please have a chat with a member of our well-established Mental Health and Wellbeing Team. We can support you on your journey at college and ensure reasonable adjustments are made throughout your time here.

These can include:

  • Specialist Mental Health for 1:1 support
  • Adjustments with deadlines/coursework
  • Exam considerations
  • Access to Counselling
  • Referral to external charities and support organisations

Guidance for students:

You can contact the safeguarding team on 01274 088999,  07872 052703 or a member of duty staff via Teams. Alternatively, you can email [email protected].

Staff from the Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team can be found on the Ground Floor, David Hockney Building (DHB) Safeguarding and Wellbeing Duty desk and on the Student Services Triage Desk at Trinity Green. The team is available from Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. 

All staff at college are here to help and will ensure you are put in touch with the appropriate support or sources of help.