The wellbeing for our students is a top priority for Leeds City College and we aim to create an environment that puts the students’ wellbeing at the heart of their learning experience, enables academic success and promotes long-term good mental health and wellbeing.
Feeling sad, stressed, lonely or worried?
You’re not alone and we can help you get the support that you need.
The Wellbeing Team offers short and longer term wellbeing and mental health support and a counselling service.
Wellbeing Drop Ins
Students can access information around wellbeing and mental health by attending a drop in:
Mondays: Park Lane A1.07, 11am – 1pm.
Tuesdays: Harrogate and Keighley campuses (remote), 10am – 12pm.
Any campus (remote) 1pm – 3pm. You can send Catherine Tranter a message on google chats (Catherine Tranter), text/call (07900161964) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) during this time to access the drop in.
Wednesdays: Printworks A1.42 (Red Print Hall), 11am – 1pm.
Thursdays:Quarry Hill 2.27 (Health and Social Care/Childcare and Public Services side), 11am – 1pm.
If you wish to discuss the support on offer with a member of the team, you can email at email@example.com
Visit our wellbeing web app to self refer and find further resources: https://wellbeing-luminate.nw.r.appspot.com/
Get in contact and discuss your wellbeing and the support available to you with the team. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five Ways to Wellbeing
To help students to feel positive and get the most out of life at Leeds City College we promote the 5 ways to wellbeing.
1. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE
Make the effort to talk to someone you don’t know, smile and say hello. Connecting with others helps protect your wellbeing.
2. BE ACTIVE
Exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mood. Get involved in sports and activities at college by contacting the Get Active team email@example.com.
3. TAKE NOTICE
Look at your surroundings, notice your mood. Increase your self-awareness and be mindful of the world around you. Be present. Recognise what is important to you and your life.
4. KEEP LEARNING
Boost your self-esteem and confidence by trying something new. Contact the Students’ Union to find out what activities you can get involved in at college.
Helping others can boost your wellbeing. Say thank you, volunteer your time to help someone, be kind to others.
FURTHER SUPPORT LINKS
Mindwell provide lots of information on services in Leeds: https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/.
Market Place has drop-ins and longer-term counselling: https://www.themarketplaceleeds.org.uk/.
- Kooth (up to 18)
- The Mix (up to 25)
- Childline (up to 19)
- Shout crisis messenger (24/7) – Text 85258
- Samaritans (24/7) – Telephone 116 123
This guide provides information on supporting young people who self-harm or are feeling suicidal.
GamCare is the leading provider of information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling harms. They operate a National Gambling Helpline, provide treatment for anyone who is harmed by gambling, create awareness about safer gambling and treatment, and encourage an effective approach to safer gambling within the gambling industry. https://www.gamcare.org.uk/
GamCare can provide support for students who you may feel will benefit from their service and deliver gambiling awareness sessions for staff and students.
Click on the documents below to find out more about Gamcare.