Wellbeing Drop-Ins

Students can always access information and support on mental health and wellbeing. Drop-ins are usually:

  • Mondays @ Park Lane
  • Wednesdays @ Printworks
  • Thursdays @ Quarry Hill

Please note: With lockdown, these sessions are run remotely and open to all until things change again.

Drop-in times: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 11.30 – 1pm.

The 14+ apprenticeship academy drop in on Mondays 1.20 – 1.50pm, again remotely for time being.

You can also contact Catherine Tranter via Hangouts, or can call/text her on 07900 161 964. She is also available via email at catherine.tranter@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.

You can email wellbeing@leedscitycollge.ac.uk.

You can find our intranet page here: https://wellbeing-luminate.nw.r.appspot.com/.

Support offered to students college

  • Drop in support
  • Assessment
  • Short term counselling or mental health support (up to 6 sessions)
  • Support is offered face-to-face, via phone and video call

Examples of the short-term support we offer:

  • Counselling
  • Guided self help, for example, coping with anger, anxiety, sleep problems, low mood
  • A safe space to talk about problems
  • Goal setting
  • Exploring ways of coping with difficult emotions and thoughts
  • Check in appointments
  • Mindfulness techniques


5 ways to 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.


Make the effort to talk to someone you don’t know, smile and say hello. Connecting with others helps protect your wellbeing.


Exercise can help reduce stress and improve your mood. Get involved in sports and activities at college by contacting the Get Active team getactive@leedscitycollege.ac.uk.


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.


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.




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/.

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.


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.

The Facts About Gambling

Leeds Young Adult Flyer

Drop ins for Students

Young Adult Gambling Workshops

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