Supporting Our Students


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Are you ok? No, really are you ok?

Did you know that almost 75% of young people who are suffering from any sort of mental health problem do not have access to the support they need?

With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to take this opportunity to remind all students at the college of the support that is available to you here.

College Counselling Services
Need to talk? Free and confidential counselling services. For further details, please call 01482 598736 / 313447 or email Alternatively, head to  QG702 to see our counselling team in person.
Well-Being Room
The Well-Being Room is located in the Student Services Hub, located behind Chesters reception, and houses some external services that can support you with a variety of concerns.

Monday (10am – 4pm): ReNew Drug and Alcohol Support
Tuesday (11am – 3pm): MESMAC Sexual Health Support
Wednesday (10am – 2:30pm): MIND Mental Health and Emotional Support
Thursday (8:30am – 4pm): DAP (Domestic Abuse Partnership) Support and advice on healthy and positive relationships and safety planning

Students are welcome to drop in at any time during the scheduled hours above to access these services and support.
Sometimes, while you are studying at college, you might just need a person to meet with on a regular basis - someone who can lend you a friendly ear, offer support or give you some guidance to help you achieve your goals and targets. If you would like further information or want to discuss having a mentor, please speak to your tutor or call into the Student Services Hub. Alternatively, email

Quiet Room
If you need a little bit of time to yourself or to step away from college life for a moment, the Quiet Room - located in the Student Services Hub - is there for you. This room is always unlocked, with staff nearby and on-hand if you require or need any further support.
It is important that you always feel safe when at college. We have a team of Designated Safeguarding Officers who can support and advise you if you - or anyone you know - feel unsafe, or need to report any safeguarding concerns.

Safeguarding concerns could include:

Sexual Abuse or Violence
Sexual Harassment
Hate Crime
Drugs and Alcohol
Domestic Abuse
Safety Online
Financial Abuse
If you need any support or guidance yourself, please do not hesitate to visit the Student Services Hub, reception or speak to your tutor.

Even if you do not need support yourself, others may. Please always remember to ask twice if someone is ok!

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