Welcome to the SHC Wellbeing Centre
Shooters Hill Sixth Form College recognises that mental health and wellbeing is a growing concern and therefore has a team of staff dedicated to promoting and supporting mental health.
The College aims to provide a supportive, inclusive environment and is therefore proactive in its approach. Workshops and courses are run for students with anxiety and stress and events are organised to raise awareness.
In order to maintain continuity and to provide support structures within the College for students diagnosed with mental health problems, the College works closely with organisations such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and outreach services.
'I enjoy taking some out to relax and clear my mind in the sensory room and I have really benefited from being able to speak to the counsellor who comes in weekly'
- Pastoral Wellbeing Tutors
- Student Services
- Mental Health First Aiders
Pastoral Wellbeing Tutors
This team is responsible for your pastoral education and personal growth. They will coach you through life's lessons and provide materials and activities to help you engage with the ever-changing world.
Student services are here to provide students with out of class support. If you need anything at all you can always pop in to their office on the 3rd floor of the main building and someone will be there to help.
Mental Health First Aiders
If you really need some mental health support or have a touch of anxiety or just need a place to chill out, you can call one of the team and they will help to support you.
We have a visiting trained counsellor available to give individual help to students with work-related or personal concerns that they prefer to discuss in confidence. Counsellors can also give information about other organisations that help with a variety of problems. We actively encourage students to disclose any concerns either before they join the college or whilst a student, so that we can provide appropriate support.
Drop-in sessions aim to provide a safe non-judgmental space for students to discuss any health and well-being concerns that may be affecting them.This encompasses any personal or emotional challenges you may be experiencing.
The Welfare Team can support students with concerns such as:
- Emotional challenges
Where and when: The Heart Space, Discovery Building
LGBTQIA (Insert correct information)
Run by our Sixth Form ambassadors.
Every Wednesday lunchtime
12.25pm - 2.00pm
The LGBTQIA+ group offers support with:
- If you’re struggling with or thinking about your sexuality
- If you would like advice, or to help a friend
- Information & somebody to talk to
Where to find us?
Discovery Building, Heart Space, 5th Floor
27th November 2023
26th January 2024
12th March 2024
6th May 2024
20th June 2024
If you have any concerns, it's always best to be safe and let someone know. Let a member of staff know on-site, email us or use the form below to make an anonymous message.
External Services & Outside of hours support
Mental Health support for parents - www.youngminds.org.uk/parent
Introduction to Mental Health - Introduction to Mental Health - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/mental-health-problems-introduction/about-mental-health-problems
Bereavement - www.hopeagain.org.uk
Building Well-Being Together - http://www.thinkavellana.com/
Drugs - https://www.talktofrank.com
Effects of Depression and Bullying on Young People (Sensitive viewing) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xt0_mTFAAns
Effects of Smoking – Quit while you have a chance? - https://www.nhs.uk/smokefree
Feeling Frustrated – How to cope with anger - https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/anger/about-anger
Confidence and self-esteem - https://www.thesource.me.uk/health/confidence-and-self-esteem
Coping with eating disorders -https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk
Catch 22 – Family support and intervention - https://www.catch-22.org.uk/expertise/young-people-and-families
Online mental well-being community - www.kooth.com
Mental Health 10 Top Tips -https://your.caerphilly.gov.uk/healthchallenge/mental-well-being/top-10-tips-feeling-good
Depression – Top 10 Tips - https://listverse.com/2007/11/21/top-10-tips-for-beating-depression