Emotional Support and Remote Learning Resources

Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Support Services

NSPCC Report Abuse in an Education Setting Helpline

0800136 663

In an emergency call 999

This helpline is available to support you if you are experiencing unwanted sexual behaviour or abuse at College, or if you have experienced abuse at a previous school or college in the past. The NSPCC is there for you if you're worried about something you've seen, if you're concerned for your child, or a professional looking for advice.

New Pathways

01685 379 310www.newpathways.org.uk

New Pathways is a registered charitable company that provides a range of specialist counselling and advocacy services for women, men, children and young people who have been affected by rape or sexual abuse. Find out more and access their resources

Counselling and Support Helplines

If you are finding it hard to cope and want to speak to someone who isn't a friend, family member or a teacher, then you can contact any of the below organisations. They can offer you help and advice, but most importantly they are there to listen to you if you need to talk.

The Mix

0808 808 4994 (11am-11pm, free to call)Text 'THEMIX' to 85258www.themix.org.uk/get-support

The Mix provides judgement-free information and support to young people aged 13-25 on a range of issues including mental health problems. Young people can access The Mix's support via phone, email, webchat, peer to peer and counselling services.


0800 0502020 (FREEPHONE - Lines are open 9:30 - 4:30 Monday to Friday)www.stonewall.org.uk/

Information and support for LGBT communities and their allies. 


116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)https://www.samaritans.org

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.


0800 1111www.childline.org.uk

ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor for free about anything - no problem is too big or too small. 

Mind Infoline

0300 123 3393 (9am-6pm Monday to Friday) or text 86463www.mind.org.uk/information-support/helpline

Mind provides confidential mental health information services.

With support and understanding, Mind enables people to make informed choices. The Infoline gives information on types of mental health problems, where to get help, drug treatments, alternative therapies and advocacy. Mind works in partnership with around 140 local Minds providing local mental health services.

Rehab Clinics Group

03301 596 494rehabclinicsgroup.com

Rethink Mental Illness Advice Line

0300 5000 927 (9.30am - 4pm Monday to Friday)http://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice

Provides expert advice and information to people with mental health problems and those who care for them, as well as giving help to health professionals, employers and staff. Rethink also runs Rethink services and groups across England.


0300 304 7000 (4:30pm-10:30pm) www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline

Saneline is a national mental health helpline providing information and support to people with mental health problems and those who support them.

Side by Side


Side by Side is an online community where you can listen, share and be heard. Side by Side is run by Mind. 


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Text 85258https://www.giveusashout.org/


If you're a carer needing support you can contact all of the above as well as Carers Direct and the Carers Trust, both of whom are able to provide support and advice on any issues affecting you.

Working from home is most likely a very new concept for most people.

It can come with a few challenges and will probably have some teething issues to begin with. Try out some of the tips that we have put together below for remote working success.

Remember, it is important to strike a good balance between your work life at home and your leisure time at home.

Remote Blended Learning Policy

Read our Remote Blended Learning Policy to find out more about the College's approach to remote or blended learning, delivery of the curriculum, pastoral care and safeguarding, as well as the expectations for members of the College community with regard to remote learning.


Try to find a good work space. Working at a proper desk or a table can help you feel like you're in a more professional workspace and will help with your overall productiveness. It is important to try and avoid working in bed or on the sofa to ensure you have a healthy split between your work time and your down time (also your back will thank you in the future).


While these are incredibly challenging times for everybody, we are lucky enough that we have the technology available to make remote learning as effective as possible. Use your student email or Microsoft Teams to the full use, to ensure you're getting the most you can out of the current situation.


Although we are in lockdown, you are not alone. If there is something you are struggling with or find particularly challenging, reach out to your teachers or classmates for help and assistance and be there to support others if they are experiencing similar problems. As mentioned above,  Microsoft Teams can be a great way to stay connected with everyone and ensure you don't feel alone during this time. There's also a lot of support available to our students from the College if you are struggling with your mental health.


Get up and dressed as you would for a normal day at college. It can be tempting to spend the day in your pyjamas, but in the long run this will just make you feel less motivated to work. 


Set out a daily plan or 'to do' list for yourself to complete at the start of each day. This will give you the structure that may be missing without set timetables. Ensure that you add breaks into your daily plan to break up work and studying, this is important for productivity and to ensure you don't get bogged down working 24/7.


Here are some online resources for learning which you can use to enhance your studies or to help you learn something new.