It is important to the College that all members of staff, students and families keep themselves safe and healthy. Here you can find some information about looking after your well-being.
Coming into college may feel very different at the moment, and what we can do outside College is restricted too. It is normal for this to impact our mental health.
What can I do?
- Take a look at the advice from Young Minds on how to cope with the return to college. You can check this out here.
- Watch the videos below that talk you through how to manage stress and worry.
- Talk to someone about it, it really helps! You can let your Achievement Tutor know if you are struggling, they will listen, help you find a way forward or refer you to specific support in college.
Use local support: Take a look at the leaflet of contact details or check out the Kooth service using the link below.
For more information and guidance:
Download your Coping Calendar
The Market Place - Telephone Support Service
Removing Nudes Tool
Please click here to download the full list of local and national support organisations.
Kooth is a FREE, anonymous, confidential, safe, online Wellbeing service, offering professional support, information, and forums for children and young people.
Access 365 days a year to counselors who are available from:
- 12 noon-10pm Monday- Friday
- 6pm-10pm Saturday and Sunday
Log on through mobile, laptop and tablet.
Night Owls is a night-time advice service for parents and young people in Leeds, Bradford, Calderdale, and Kirklees. 8pm-8am.
By Katherine Caffrey
This presentation explores how to use mindfulness in a practical day-to-day way, to stem anxiety and reduce the tendency to become lost in a spiral of ‘what if’ scenarios that ramp up anxiety and impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing.
By Sally Ashworth
In this session, Sarah explains what stress is, what can cause stress, and the potential impact on our mental wellbeing. She includes some suggestions for maintaining a healthy balance to manage stress successfully.
By Gemma Fieldsend
Gemma’s session on self-care for students with eating disorders includes six tips and strategies including staying in wellbeing 'credit', using the BLAST approach and being king to yourself. This session will be of interest to anyone who is struggling to maintain healthy eating.
By Penny Aspinall
In Penny’s session, students (and staff) are guided through a range of self-care practices. This session follows this year’s Mental Health Awareness week theme of kindness.
'Ten Keys to Happier Living' is a book by psychologist Vanessa King which reveals how we can unlock the science of happiness to lead happier lives and create a happier world. How can we improve our relationships? What helps us cope well with adversity? How does physical activity affect our mood? What makes life meaningful? The book explores these and many other questions, all based on the latest research about what really works. There is also a copy in the library.
Click below to find out how you can further support your child's mental health and wellbeing.
- Dan Giddy, Library Manager
There are lots of self-help and advice books in the college library. You can find resources on building self-esteem, managing anxiety and low mood, promoting happiness, autism and mental health, and much more. Click here to go to the library's Reading Well page.
Did you know that loneliness has a huge impact on our physical and mental health? Watch this video from the Mental Health Foundation.
Get support for your wellbeing and mental health. Develop skills to build confidence, resilience and improve your general wellbeing.
Claire from Oldham Healthy Minds has shared some tips to help combat loneliness, the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week.