​Mental health and Wellbeing

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Supporting your needs

Helping you to manage the step-up to Advanced level study is a priority at Hills Road and why we have a team of three Wellbeing Coordinators, an in-house counsellor, one community Wellbeing dog and a trainee PAT dog to make sure we have the trained resources available to support your needs.

Our Wellbeing Coordinators are here to listen to anything that may be troubling you. Whether you are feeling stressed and anxious about managing your time and workload, apprehensive about the changes ahead or if you have issues with sleeping, our Wellbeing team is here to support you.

How can the Wellbeing team help me?

First and foremost, we will listen to your concerns. Once we have a picture of your situation, we will then help you to find the right support. It may be that we refer you to external specialist services or we might recommend that you meet with our in-house Counsellor. Whatever the outcome, we will support you on your journey to make sure you receive the help you need.

Who is the in-house Counsellor?

Jane is an accredited counsellor who is professionally trained and experienced in listening to young people. As the college counsellor, Jane is used to talking to students about a range of issues and any information shared with her is confidential. A typical course of counselling lasts for six weeks, and the sessions last up to 50 minutes each.

How do I ask for help?

There are many ways you can ask for help, including:
  • Through a referral from your Tutor.
  • Talking to Student Services.
  • Post a note into the Wellbeing postbox.
  • Email the Wellbeing team.
  • Send the Team a confidential message through the online student portal.
  • Dropping in to meet a Wellbeing Coordinator.

AcSEED

In 2018, the College was accredited with the AcSEED award for emotional wellbeing and mental health support. AcSEED promotes the adoption of best practices in supporting the emotional wellbeing and mental health of young people in schools and colleges, and Hills Road was the first school or college in the region to have received the award.
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