The College is dedicated to supporting students to enable them to achieve and maximise their potential.  

The College employs a Mental Health Nurse who supports students (both BSL users and non-signers) who have been identified as having mental health or emotional difficulties.  These may range from being unable to cope with personal and social issues to having a diagnosed mental illness.

Support is offered in various ways and is tailored to meet the individual needs of the student. Help may include:

  • Initial meeting with the Mental Health Nurse to assess needs
  • Advice regarding additional support that might be available
  • Providing education and information on mental health and emotional issues
  • Referring to other agencies if required
  • Introducing a support plan to meet the students needs
  • Linking with other relevant college staff where necessary to enable continued support in other areas
  • Linking with other professionals and carers if necessary
  • Offering support through one-to-one meetings if necessary 

Psychological Therapies (Counselling): 

The College also offers a confidential counselling service. This is available to all students and can be accessed via a staff member referral or the student themselves.  The counselling service also provides a ‘drop-in’ where students can find out more and/or self-refer.