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During times like these, it is very important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. East Surrey College is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and to ensure that action is taken to support our students.

This hub contains useful tips for maintaining mental health and wellbeing while working and studying remotely or on-site. 

We understand that at times you may experience pressures and challenges in life. Our Safeguarding Team can provide individual support through any aspect of your time at College and ensure you get the help you need.

Safeguarding Team
Phone: 01737 772611
Email: safeguardingofficer@esc.ac.uk


The Safeguarding Team

Occasionally we may need to share information and work closely with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. We will ensure that any concerns are discussed confidentially with the student or their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would jeopardise the young person's welfare. If you would like more information about Safeguarding at East Surrey College click here.

Georgina is the Counsellor at East Surrey College.
During lockdown and until the College opens again for all students, Georgina is offering online video sessions on a weekly or bi-monthly basis and would love to offer some support during this challenging time.  
 

The confidential sessions are via Zoom, last 50 minutes and are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book a session email relatecounsellorsatesc@relate-mid-surrey.co.uk or text/call on 07507 502672 and Georgina will aim to get you a slot as soon as possible. You will then receive a link to join via email. If you have any questions about counselling, what to expect, feel free to get in touch!

Check out our Activity Programme which features many fun things you can get involved with online! Activities are free for all students.
 
Email enrichment@esc.ac.uk for more information about activities or pop into the Activity Hub (Room D115). 

Here are some mental health, wellbeing and support websites you might find useful! 

YoungMindswww.youngminds.org.uk 
YoungMinds is leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Mind are here for anyone that needs help with their mental health. They provide advice, support and training to empower individuals and organisations to help promote and manage good mental health and wellbeing for all.

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.

Koothwww.kooth.com
An online mental wellbeing community.

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trustwww.ygam.org
Providing the tools and information to build digital resilience, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and gaming. 

Child Bereavement UK www.childbereavementuk.org
Providing help to children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. 

GriefChat www.griefchat.co.uk
GriefChat is a safe space for grieving or bereaved people to be able to share their stories, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. This service is suitable for mature students. 

CYP Havenwww.cyphaven.net
The CYP Haven is a drop-in and virtual emotional wellbeing and mental health service for children and young people age 10-18 living in Surrey.
Click here for a useful guide on how to access virtual support from CYP Haven.

PAPYRUS is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

 
MindOut | www.mindout.org.uk
MindOut is a mental health service run by and for lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer people.

Hub of Hope | www.hubofhope.co.uk
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database

 
Galop | www.galop.org.uk
Galop is the UK's LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They work with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersonal abuse and violence. 

 
Every Mind Matters | www.everymindmatters.gov.uk
Brought to you by Public Health England; Your Mind Plan can help you to take simple steps to look after your mental health and find a good work-life balance. 

Rape Crisis (England & Wales) | www.rapecrisis.org.uk
Rape Crisis England & Wales is a feminist organisation that supports the work of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales.

The Survivors Trust | www.thesurvivorstrust.org
The Survivors Trust provides specialist support for women, men & children who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse.

Mindworks Surrey | www.mindworks-surrey.org
Mindworks Surrey is the emotional wellbeing and mental health service for children, young people and families in Surrey. Delivered by an alliance of NHS and voluntary organisations it gives young people a central voice in decisions about their care.

 

     

     

For more helpful wellbeing videos visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website.

Quarantine Quiz | YoungMinds

Take the YoungMinds quiz to find out what your quarantine character is and get tips and advice for looking after your mental health during this time www.youngminds.org.uk/quarantine-quiz
 

Exercise
Whether it’s a short walk or home workout, regular exercise will not only maintain your physical health, but also your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep your mind active
Whether it’s reading, writing, drawing, completing a jigsaw or an online quiz, find something that you enjoy and get stuck in!

 

Eat well
Making the right food choices will maintain and even improve your energy levels, awareness and focus. 

 

Sleep
Getting a good quality nights’ sleep is important to feel refreshed and recharged. You’ll wake up with a much more positive attitude ready to take on the day.
Communicate
The most important thing is to just stay connected and keep in touch with your family and friends. Having a chat makes you feel a whole lot better and does wonders for your mental wellbeing.
 
Take time to reflect
Now is the perfect opportunity to recognise your successes and the things you are grateful for, no matter how big or small they might be.

 

These monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. 

Click here to view the full range of calendars on the Action for Happiness website. 

The Hollie Guard App turns your phone into a personal safety device. Helping protect yourself from violence, accidents and records evidence and alerts emergency contacts of your whereabouts quickly and easily.

Click here to visit the Hollie Guard website for more information and to download. 


Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. The programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life.

Click here to visit the Smiling Mind website for more information and to download. 


Bright Sky is a FREE mobile app providing support and information for anyone who may be in an abusive relationship or those concerned about someone they know.

Click here to visit the Smiling Mind website for more information and to download. 


Sexual assault & abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their age, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Please click on the links below for further support and information. 

  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - Women
  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - Men
  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - LGBT+

If you would like to speak to someone or report sexual abuse please speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team.


Feedback 

We love to hear your feedback on our Wellbeing Hub!
Click here to complete a quick questionnaire. 

Address: East Surrey College, Gatton Point, London Road, Redhill, Surrey RH1 2JX

Main Switchboard: 01737 772611 / Client Services: 01737 788444 / Email: clientservices@esc.ac.uk