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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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You can find our intranet page here: https://wellbeing-luminate.nw.r.appspot.com/.
Support offered to students college
- Drop in support
- 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:
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.