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21st October 2020

Hull College is once again hosting it’s ‘Smile and Breathe Week’ which will see a wide range of themed activities taking place to promote positive mental health and wellbeing across all college sites between Monday 19th October and Friday 23rd October.

The wellbeing of our learners is very important to us, which is why we offer a free and confidential service to all Hull College and Goole College students should you need to talk about mental health, stress or any other issues affecting you - whether it’s a personal problem or college-related. If it’s bothering you, our team is here to help.

To find out more about our counselling service, or to make an appointment, please email or text 07860023367 and a member of our team will be in touch as soon as possible.

We also have strong links to local external agencies and charities, which we work alongside to signpost and support our learners. Some of these include…

Young Minds
The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health and rights. Young Minds are leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. They exist so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. Visit for more information.

Kooth is a free, anonymous and safe counselling and support service available to all young people ages 11-25 years across East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and Hull. Fully trained and qualified counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners are available until 10pm each night, 365 days a year. Visit to get in touch.

Samaritans offer everyone, regardless of background, the time and space to work through their problems. They do not judge or give advice; they allow people to work out their own way forward. There has been a Samaritans branch in Hull for more than 50 years, with a firm focus on supporting the local community. They can be contacted by phone on 01482 329477 or via email at

Rise Above
Rise Above is all about getting young people to share their experiences, challenges and questions to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. On their website – - you'll find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get everyone talking about the things that matter to us, along with inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.

Hull & East Yorkshire MIND
Founded in 1976, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind has been supporting people with mental health problems across Hull and East Yorkshire for over four decades. An independent charity governed by a group of local trustees, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is affiliated to the Mind network made up of over 130 organisations across England and Wales delivering services, campaigning and giving a voice to people with mental health problems, their families, carers and community. Visit for more information, call 01482 240133, text 07520633447 or email

Get Hull Active
Becoming more physically active is all about feeling better, and we want to help you to be able to make those small changes that can all add up to make a difference to your physical and mental health. The benefits of physical activity are well proven and wide-ranging, from preventing diseases to improving brain function. More importantly though, they want you to be able to use their website – – as a source of information and inspiration. For further information, please email

Yorkshire Mesmac
Yorkshire MESMAC is one of the oldest and largest sexual health organisations in the country. They provide a confidential service for 13-19-year-olds including free condoms, information and support, pregnancy testing and STI testing. They host a Young People’s Sexual Health Drop-In every Saturday (12pm-4pm) at their office on Freetown Way (HU2 8JQ). Call 01482 291190 to make an appointment or visit for more information.

ReNew is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults, families, carers and affected others in Hull. Their dedicated drug and alcohol teams can offer prevention, problem-solving, harm reduction, recovery and aftercare support. They know everyone's journey is different, so will design a package of care that suits each and every individual. For more information, visit

SmokeFree Hull
Ready to stop smoking? SmokeFree Hull offers free products, advice and support to help you stop smoking for good. With everything going on there has never been a better time to quit? Whether it’s for your health, for your kids, to save money, or something else, you're more likely to succeed if you get support. With SmokeFree Hull, you get expert one-on-one support to find the best way to stop smoking for you, free stop smoking aids like nicotine patches, gum or Champix and someone to encourage and cheer you on. For more information, please visit

Domestic Abuse

Hull DAP
01482 318759
If you need to request support online visit

Hull Women’s Aid
01482 446099 (live chat service)

Preston Road Women’s Centre
01482 790310

Strength to Change
01482 613403

0800 1111