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students experienceing mental health issues

...I feel depressed/upset and I don’t know who to talk to? content

...I feel depressed/upset and I don’t know who to talk to?

...I feel depressed/upset and I don’t know who to talk to?

  • Get in touch with your local Student Services

  • Speak to a member of staff you trust

  • Arrange to see someone from the college’s counselling service (face to face or online)

  • Talk to a close friend or family member

  • Try some self-care techniques – mindfulness or breathing exercises

  • If it’s out of hours, contact the Student Assistance Programme 24/7 on 0800 031 8227

  • WhatsApp or text ‘Hi’ to 07418 360780

  • Try Togetherall’s online chat forums - link. QR Code can be found on the reverse for further details

  • Go for a walk and see if it helps to clear your head

...my mental health is affecting my studies? content

...my mental health is affecting my studies?

...my mental health is affecting my studies?

  • Talk to Student Services about a Personal Learning Support Plan or study skills support

  • Speak with your PAT (Personal Academic Tutor) and/or lecturer

  • Our Student Assistance Programme offers 24/7 support by Phone 0800 031 8227 or WhatsApp or text ‘Hi’ to 07418 360780

  • Use Togetherall’s online chat forums to say how you feel with like-minded people

...I need to get help for my mental health when the college is closed? content

...I need to get help for my mental health when the college is closed?

...I need to get help for my mental health when the college is closed?

  • Our Student Assistance Programme offers 24/7 support by Phone 0800 031 8227 or WhatsApp or text ‘Hi’ to 07418 360780 from qualified counsellors and therapists.

  • Have a look at the chat forums on Togetherall ref

  • Contact your GP

  • If it is an emergency, call 999 – they will sort out what support you may need

Emergency and other support content

Emergency and other support

Emergency and other support

Breathing Space

Is a free, confidential phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Call:0800 83 85 87
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

Emergency crisis mental health support

If someone is in immediate danger call 999. If the crisis is not life threatening, call NHS 24 on 111.

Samaritans

Provide, non-judgemental support – 24-hour service, 365 days a year. Call: 116 123

SHOUT Crisis Text Line 

Text Shout to 85258. This crisis messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text SHOUT to 85258

Student Assistance Programme 

Phones staffed by qualified counsellors and practitioners 24/7 support, 365 days per year Phone 0800 031 8227 or WhatsApp or text ‘Hi’ to 07418 360780

Togetherall

Online chat forums, monitored by trained staff.