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Welfare

Your welfare is extremely important to us. We will support you with both personal and course related worries that might have a negative impact upon your study programme or your experience at Yeovil College.

We will not judge you. We will listen to you in a supportive and accepting way, making external referrals to professional agencies as appropriate to your needs.

Our support is confidential depending on the issues raised. In some cases we are governed by legislation to report evidence.

We can support you with lots of issues:

  • Emotional support;
  • Bullying;
  • Anger management;
  • Coping strategies;
  • Time management;
  • Relationship issues;
  • Referral to other services e.g. counselling services.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 01935 423921.

 

Talk Campus:

We have launched a new mental health service called TalkCampus. It’s a free to download app where you can talk with other students from around the world if you’re struggling and worried about your mental health. Your student email address will give you free access, just download TalkCampus from the app stores. TalkCampus is anonymous, it isn’t run by us and we won’t be able to see if you are using it, you also won’t be able to see where other students are from. TalkCampus is based around peer support; you can use it if you need some help yourself or you can go on there and listen and support others.

The platform is safe and moderated and is designed as a place where you can just be yourself and talk about how you’re really feeling. Student life can be tough and we know sometimes you might not want to talk to us about how you’re feeling. TalkCampus isn’t a replacement for counselling or professional support however it is a great place to start talking and to make sure that however you’re feeling right now you’re not alone.