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Student Support

At Brooklands College, the welfare of our students is important to us. The Safeguarding Team, Progression Mentors and Counsellor are here to support you. Email us at anytime if you need assistance: safeguarding@brooklands.ac.uk 
 
You can access support information and external services through the useful links on this page.
 
These are just some of the issues which can interfere with your learning/working and everyday life:
  • Bullying and Cyber Bullying
  • Anxiety, Worry and Stress
  • Depression
  • Lack of Confidence or Self-Esteem
  • Anger and Violence
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family or Relationship Troubles
  • Period poverty
  • Mental Health
  • Suicide Prevention

You are not alone; you can talk to a Progression Mentor, your tutor, the counsellor  a member of the Safeguarding Team or another member of staff who will listen and support you or who can refer you to someone who can help. There are also things you can do to help yourself, see below.

CEOP – Internet Safety, Help, Advice, Report  
Are you worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online?
Visit Website

Bullying UK
A website for both children and adults affected by bullying. 
Visit Website

Childline
Chat with a counsellor about anything, either online or on the phone. They can give you help and support with whatever is worrying you.
Visit Website
0800 1111
 
NSPCC (under 18s)
Visit Website
0808 800 5000
 
Safer Surrey
Local safeguarding children’s board, dedicated to the safety of children
Visit Website
 
Samaritans
Speak to a trained volunteer anonymously anytime about anything that is bothering you.
Visit Website
jo@samaritans.org
116 123

Mental Health

The Charlie Waller Trust
Support for all areas of Mental Health
Visit Website

Young minds
Are there to make sure young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties.
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Young Minds – Support for Parents
Call the Parents Helpline: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)
Visit Website

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
For young men who are feeling unhappy.
Visit Website
0800 58 58 58

CAMHS
CAMHS is used as a term for all services that work with children and young people who have difficulties with their emotional or behavioural wellbeing.
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CYP Havens
Offering a safe place for 10-18 year olds to talk about their worries and mental health in a confidential, friendly and supportive environment.
Visit Website

Depression Alliance
A charity for people with depression. No helpline but offers useful resources and links to other information.
Visit Website

Kooth
Kooth offer anonymous online counselling for young people aged 11-19. You can speak to someone straight away and counselling is available everyday (12.00pm – 10.00pm / 6.00pm – 10.00pm weekends).
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PAPYRUS 
A voluntary organisation supporting suicidal teens and young adults.
0800 068 4141
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Students Against Depression
A website for students who are depressed, have low mood, or are suicidal. 
Visit Website 

Surrey County Council
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Surrey and Borders partnership, NHS Foundation Trust
Visit Website


Sexual Health

Sexual Health Services in Surrey
Information for Sexual Health advice and clinics in Surrey
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Period Poverty

Brooklands College supports the reduction in girls affected by Period poverty and products are still available to all eligible students during the current lockdown.

Period poverty can affect any one, it is the lack of access to sanitary products due to financial constraints, this can be caused by a wide range of life events that negatively impact on a girl or woman’s ability to access sanitary products to manage a most intimate and regular occurrence in her life.”

Who is eligible – girls, non-binary and transgender learners who have periods.

All learners 16 to 19 and Learners aged 19 or over if you are continuing on a study programme that you began aged 16 to 18 (‘19+ continuers’) or have an EHCP (Education, Health and Care Plan)

How to access – contact your Progression Mentor or the Safeguarding Team who will support you to receive a delivery of the products you need.

If you are unsure if you are eligible for this scheme, please speak with your Progression Mentor or the Safeguarding Team Email: safeguarding@brooklands.ac.uk Tel: 01932797670 / 01932797752


Drugs and Alcohol

Catch 22
Supporting people to find, retain or transition safely into homes and communities.
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Surrey Drugs and Alcohol Support
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Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT

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Stanwell Road, Ashford TW15 3DU