Mental Health 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.