Think you might need some support with your mental health or would like to improve your wellbeing?
The college has well-established networks of support on offer to our learners. Based at the North Kensington and Chelsea centres are our Mental Health and Wellbeing Officers (MHWBO). They can support you with fears, anxieties or stresses that you might be experiencing either with your studies or with your personal life, via one-to-one sessions. Our MHWBO are not counsellors. They take a holistic approach to supporting our learners to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
If you would like to access this support you can refer yourself, or a tutor can make a referral for you via firstname.lastname@example.org If after meeting with a Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer they may signpost you to support that is more tailored to your needs.
I am not sure that seeing a Mental Health and Wellbeing Officer is for me. What other support is available?
The College can refer learners on Level 3 and above programmes for short-term, crisis counselling, if you have mild to moderate anxiety, depression and/or have suffered a bereavement. You would have an initial assessment session and then a further 6 sessions of 50 minutes. At the end of the sessions the counsellor may discuss with you what further support you might need via your GP, Community Mental Health Team or a specialist agency in the community.
To access this support contact email@example.com
The College is supported by a Youth Services Mental Health Adviser from MIND. If you are 16-25 years old you can access MIND’s free and confidential Wellbeing Advice Service at the College. The Wellbeing Advice Service is not a counselling service but helps teach students practical coping strategies for managing their mental health and wellbeing through a mixture of activities, discussion and helpful resources.
MIND can help if you are experiencing low mood or anxiety, need help with managing stress, are finding coping with student life difficult, are having difficulties in managing your emotions, are experiencing problems with sleeping or are worried about exams.
To access support from MIND contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
MIND also offer workshops so you may see their Youth Services Mental Health Adviser in class from time to time.
Community Living Well
Community Living Well is the local NHS talking therapy service for Kensington and Chelsea borough. They offer talking therapy treatments such as CBT, and Low-intensity CBT (LICBT). Unfortunately only learners who are enrolled at the North Kensington or Chelsea centre can access this support. If you are enrolled at Waterloo you can contact Lambeth Talking Therapies: www.slam-iapt.nhs.uk/lambeth/welcome-to-lambeth-talking-therapies-service
The Low-intensity CBT offered by Community Living Well is an evidence based treatment, recommended by the NHS to treat common mental health disorders. If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia and phobias then Community Living Well can support you.
To access support from Community Living Well you or your tutor can make a referral once you are enrolled. Referral details can be accessed from email@example.com