STUDENT WELLBEING & MENTAL HEALTH

We recognise that college life can be an exciting step for many students but it can also present some challenges. Student Services aim to provide students with positive support, information and advice on key issues that can affect a student's wellbeing at college.

Student Services staff are your first point of contact if you need help or information regarding full-time courses, personal issues, money matters including fees and financial worries, finding employment and university applications to name a few areas.


Located in the Salt Building , open:

Mon 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Tues 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Wed 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thu 8:45 am - 5:00 pm

Fri 8:45 am - 4:30 pm

In our Student Services Team there is:

  • Head of Student Services

  • Student Wellbeing and Safeguarding Officer Offers confidential one-to-one support to students with personal concerns and issues at College.

  • Specialist Personal/Careers Advisor On hand to provide one-to-one support for students and assist with careers advice and guidance.

  • Student Services Administration Team Leader – Provides support with information, advice and guidance, UCAS, childcare and help with funding issues including bursaries.

  • Student Services Advisors – Offer help with full-time applications and any other day-to-day queries you may have whilst at College.

  • Connexions Personal Advisor - Offers independent careers advice, including further study and employment options, and is based in the office for 2 days per week.

Contact Student Services on 01274 327281 or studentservices@shipley.ac.uk to make an appointment.


Below is information about looking after your personal wellbeing and mental health. Other topics around your physical wellbeing can be found on the drop down menu at the top left hand corner of the page.

Mental Health Benefits of Routine


CLICK HERE

for a list of things you could do if bored during Lockdown

The Importance of Developing Resilience

Resilience


COVID Restrictions during the National Lockdown

Find out the Rules during the National Lockdown


Why not search and download a Wellbeing App.

MindShift CBT is a free self-help anxiety relief app that helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic by following evidence-based strategies

SilverCloud - “Making Space for Healthy Minds” , This app requires a SilverCloud account.

Catch It is a joint project between the Universities of Liverpool and Manchester, to help users better understand their moods through use of an ongoing diary.

Headspace is your guide to mindfulness for your everyday life.

What to do if you’re anxious about Coronavirus

Support for students 18+

International charity Penny Appeal launch a Listening Line - a friendly service that is here to support the well-being of adults aged 18+, during the global pandemic of COVID-19.

Covid-19 has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant reel of news can begin to feel almost relentless. This public health emergency is beginning to raise stress levels. For those individuals already living with anxiety disorders, it can take a particular toll.

Listening Line is ready to attend to these diverse needs for people struggling across the nation. Open 12noon - 8pm, 7 days a week (excluding bank holidays).

The team are available to listen, offer support and solutions, so everyone can protect their mental health and well-being.

Listening Line - COVID - 19 Information Sheet - for more information

Useful Local Telephone Contact Numbers

Health

NHS direct - 111


Mental Health

Mind - 01274730815

Young Minds - 02070895050

First Response - 01274 221181

My Wellbeing College - 0300 5555551

Bradford Central foodbank - 01274 734314

Sexual Health

Locala - 0303 330 9500


Homeless

Bradford Nightstop - 01274 776888


Hungry

Bradford Central foodbank - 01274 734314

Crime

Police emergency - 999

Police non-emergency 101

Deaf , hard of hearing can use a TEXT number


Domestic violence

Bradford Staying Put - 01274 667104

Bradford Cyrenians (male victims of DV) - 01274 498041

Worrying is hard work. Give yourself a break!

Mental Health

“the strength and capacity of our minds to grow and develop, to be able to overcome difficulties and challenges and to make the most of our abilities and opportunities”

Young Minds

What causes anxiety and Depression - Inside Out timing 5:58

If you are feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress, you could look at the following resources

MyWellbeing College

A free NHS service to help people manage everyday problems such as feeling low, having problems sleeping, feeling anxious and experiencing stress.

You can register for MyWellbeing College online

or over the phone 0300 555 5551 and don’t have to go through your GP.


MyWellbeing College is suitable for you if you are aged 16 or over and are registered with a GP in the Bradford, Wharfedale, Airedale and Craven area.

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is......

letting go of things that make you sad.

Isn't it cool when the days that you are supposed to feel good, you actually do?

The Stand Up Kid timing 3:06

At the back of my mind there is always a fear the depression could return but I do all the right things : Get the right amount of sleep, eat properly, do some exercise.

A Black Dog - Depression timing 4:11

Useful Information



MC CH Feb 2018