There may be occasions during your time at college when you experience problems, feel under pressure and find it hard to cope. Our counselling and mental health service can help.
Updated 5th January 2021
Please be reassured that the college counselling and mental health (IPA) service remains open for new referrals and support during the current lockdown. We will continue to provide remote appointments via Teams and if you feel you would like to access our service please complete the referral form:
If you need immediate support due to a mental health crisis please contact: your GP or go directly to A&E.
Alternatively you can contact the NHS crisis team for York, Selby, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, Durham, Darlington and Teeside on: 0800 0516 171
What is counselling?
- Counselling offers an opportunity for you to talk and try and understand your difficulties.
- Counselling is about finding ways to help you to help yourself.
- Counselling can help you to manage and cope with the problem better, and work towards possible solutions.
Why would I want to see a Counsellor or Mental Health Advisor?
There may be occasions during your time at college when you experience problems, feel under pressure and find it hard to cope.
You can access much more information on the intranet - Student Services/Counselling pages
Our counsellors work within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework which includes confidentiality. Counselling is confidential, except in certain exceptional circumstances. These circumstances would usually be if you or someone else was at risk of being harmed.
Need help now?
If you need more urgent help, visit our Need Help Now? page.