Emotional or Mental Health Support
Having a mental health need, or concern about your mental health should be no barrier to your education. College staff are trained to identify and support learners with such needs. Your Personal Tutor is there to discuss any difficulties you may have, and where necessary a support plan can be put in place to help you cope with college life.
We take the mental health and wellbeing of our students (and our staff) really seriously here at Eastleigh College. We have a number of staff trained as Mental Health First Aiders, a list can be found on the college website. If you would like to speak to a Mental Health First Aider, please come to the Learner Hub, and a member of the team will be able to direct you.
Our Mental Health First Aiders are trained and available for you to talk to about any worries, concerns or questions you have about your own mental health, or that of someone else. They can give you some tips, tools and advice, as well as being able to refer or signpost you to other services – both inside college and externally. You can access the Mental Health First Aider’s without any notes of it being kept on your college record. Unless there is a safeguarding concern, nobody needs to know you have ever spoken with one.
If you are finding things particularly difficult and feel you need someone to talk to, our counselling team can help. They can set up regular one to one sessions with you, offering a range of appointment times throughout the week. To access this service you can either speak to your Personal Tutor who can make a referral for you, or you can contact the counselling team directly on 02380 911037 or 07535 056854 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College has a zero tolerance to bullying. All incidents of bulling will be investigated and, where necessary, addressed through the Student Disciplinary Procedure.
Students should talk to their Personal Tutor, Learner Mentor or the College Counsellor if they are, or they know of others that are being bullied.