Student Wellbeing

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Student Wellbeing

The wellbeing of our students is a top priority for Leeds City College and we aim to create an environment that puts your wellbeing at the heart of your learning experience, enables academic success and promotes long-term good mental health and wellbeing.

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 and 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.

5. Give

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:

The NHS MindMate Support Team offers 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 to find out more about how and when to access their support.

The Mindmate Website provides lots of information to young people and their carers about services to support mental health and wellbeing in the Leeds area:

Market Place has drop-ins and longer-term counselling:

Online counselling:

  • 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.

Leeds Mind
The aim of our work is to help people build on their strengths, overcome obstacles, and become more in control of their lives.
Compassionate support for people bereaved or affected by suicide. Delivered by staff who understand because they’ve been there.

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. GamCare can provide support for students who you may feel will benefit from their service and deliver gambling awareness sessions for staff and students.