Mental Health and Wellbeing
We know how important good mental health is to enjoy your learning with us
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Good mental health and wellbeing is extremely important.
It is so important to look after not only your physical health, but also your mental health and wellbeing. This can effect different people in all kinds of ways and we are here to help as much as we can.
We want you to have a pleasant experience when on a course with us. If for some reason you are finding it all a bit much or maybe something has happened in your personal life, your vocational coach can help. Talk to us, let us know what is going on. The last thing we want is to add more pressure with the work required for your programme , we have developed different pathways you can take whilst still in learning. The most important thing we have found is communication, this is vital for us as a provider as it is for you as one of our learners, if for some reason you are not comfortable talking to your vocational coach, you can contact one of our safeguarding team who are always on hand to help in anyway possible, this is in the strictest confidence Contact us We can also signpost you to other services that are available.
Maybe a friend or colleague might need some help these numbers and details are for everyone. We encourage our learners to talk to us first as we want nothing more than to see you progress and succeed in your career development.
Websites and Self Help Guides
MIND are there to provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Find out more on their website.
Resources include podcasts on what it is like to live with mental health problems.
Mersey Care NHS
MerseyCare NHS trust an extremely useful link to all the Liverpool city regions helplines. Visit their website for all the details of localised support and contact details
This recently launched website includes tips, stories, playlists and documentaries among other things to offer on line support. Find out more by going to their website.
Merseyside student Mental Healthline
Mersey Care has introduced a new Student Health Line to give access to anyone studying on Merseyside who has physical, sexual and mental health concerns that requires same day urgent care. Available 7 days 8am to 8pm Click below to see their website.
NHS – Every Mind Matters.
Support including coping with loneliness, mental wellbeing whilst staying at home and tips for this time of uncertainly. There are links to a number of apps and resources which can be found on their website.
Emotional support, information and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers.
- Website: www.sane.org.uk/support
Hub of Hope
An online resource, provided by Chasing the Stigma, developed to support individuals with mental health issues and to signpost them to local services. Users undertake a postcode search to find out what support services are available locally.
Young suicide prevention society.
- Phone: HOPElineUK 0800 068 4141 (9am to midnight, every day of the year)
- Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
Voluntary charity offering support for sufferers of panic attacks and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Offers a course to help overcome your phobia or OCD.
- Phone: 0300 772 9844 (daily, 10am to 10pm). Calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone provider’s Access Charge
- Website: www.nopanic.org.uk
Calm Harm is an award-winning app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4. Calm Harm is a free app to help teenagers manage or resist the urge to self-harm.
Clear Fear is an app developed for teenage mental health charity stem4. Clear Fear is a free app to help children and young people manage the symptoms of anxiety.
Creates music to help express complex feelings. Cove is a personal musical journal to help you with your mental health.
Learn to look at problems differently, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.
Hollie Guard has you covered, whether you’re working alone, travelling to an unknown area or simply commuting around town.
Useful Contact numbers
Samaritans 116 123 – open 24/7. Offering a safe place to talk. www.samaritans.org
SHOUT: 85258. Free 24/7 mental health text support. https://giveusashout.org
Childline 0800 1111. Online, on the phone, anytime. https://www.childline.org.uk
NSPCC 0808 800 5000. If you are worried about a child, contact the professional counsellors for help, advice and support www.nspcc.org.uk
Frank (National Drugs Helpline) 0800 776600 www.talktofrank.com
NHS Direct Telephone – 111 https://111.nhs.uk
NHS Covid helpline – 119 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19