Making your physical and emotional wellbeing our priority
We understand that maintaining the best physical and mental wellbeing is important in your journey to success and will help you to get the most out of your studies. That’s why we are constantly developing resources, training staff and staging activities to give you the very best opportunity to stay well.
Our Health and Wellbeing offer to all learners and apprentices includes:
An online mental health and wellbeing platform which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This digital, supportive community allows you the opportunity to share your worries and get peer support, as well as offering you the opportunity to take part in online workshops to cover key topics such as bereavement support, dealing with stress or anxiety, low self-esteem etc.
We provide an on-site counselling service through a caring and approachable, fully-trained counsellor (by appointment only). This is an ideal opportunity to express your thoughts and emotions in a safe space and receive support in finding the tools to help you cope.
We provide access to an on-site nurse each week during term time (by appointment and via a drop-in service). The nurse will be able to assist you with minor medical ailments and advice and guidance on how to adopt a healthy lifestyle etc.
Health and Wellbeing Officers
Our Student Services team include trained staff to support you with any health and wellbeing concerns or queries you may have. They are an ideal port of call to signpost you to resources both in College and the community.
Emotional Wellbeing Support Officer
We have a specialist member of staff who liaises with external agencies in the community and nationally to ensure that all learners have access to the very latest information, support networks and services to maintain positive mental health.
Based across College, these mentors are here to support you in identifying and addressing any problems which may be impacting on your studies. They can advise and guide you on maintaining a healthy work-life balance and signpost you to additional resources which may help you.
Mental Health First-Aiders
Many members of staff across College have undergone specialist training to become Mental Health First Aiders with the skills and knowledge to identify some mental health issues and be able to react quickly and safely in the event of a crisis.
We offer a wide range of activities to help learners make positive lifestyle choices; develop a healthy work-life balance and to increase their social circle where they can access peer support.
As a Healthy Workplace accredited site, we recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind. That’s why we offer access to our on-site gym and fitness classes at a reduced rate to learners and staff alike.
Health and Wellbeing Week
Our annual Health and Wellbeing Week provides a focus for our on-going activities and also provides access to workshops, seminars and forums offering practical tips, advice and guidance on how to stay well, both physically and emotionally.
Health and Wellbeing Innovator Group
We give learners the opportunity to guide the direction of our health and wellbeing provision and activities through a student-led innovator group. This group meets regularly to plan and discuss forthcoming activities and promotions.
Free healthy breakfast
We understand that a healthy breakfast can set you up for a successful day of study and offer, from 7.45am, toast or yogurt to help you start your day (time limits apply).