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
Please come say hello and have a chat about how you are feeling, and we can look at what support there is available to you.
Visit our wellbeing web app to self refer and find further resources: https://luminate-wellbeing.net/
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.
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/.
The NHS MindMate Support Team offer early emotional wellbeing support for young people up to 19 years old in education settings across Leeds. They provide services within Leeds City College. Please visit https://www.mindmate.org.uk/im-a-young-person/mmst/ to find out more about how and when to access their support.
The Mindmate Website provides lots of infomation to young people and their carers about services to support mental health and wellbeing in the Leeds area: https://www.mindmate.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.
The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives. https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/
Compassionate support for people bereaved or affected by suicide. Delivered by staff who understand because they’ve been there. https://www.leedsmind.org.uk/suicide-bereavement-services-west-yorkshire/
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.