Support for College Students
Student Wellbeing at Ivel Valley College
All staff at Ivel Valley are committed to ensuring the highest level of wellbeing and safety for all students. If you have ANY concerns please speak to a trusted member of staff. This could be your tutor, teaching assistant or assistant principal.
Remember all staff will take your concerns seriously and try to help you.
What support is offered to our students in college?
The school nursing team can give advice and support with health related issues including sexual health.
Mental Health First Aiders
We have a number of staff across the college site who can listen, support and signpost you to the right agencies to support you with your needs.
Pastoral Support Worker/Family Support Worker
Both our Pastoral Support Worker and our Family Support Worker work across the school and college sites to support students to overcome difficulties inside and outside of school/college life.
Self help library
We have a variety of books aimed at providing help and information on a range of issues including healthy lifestyles, bereavement, drugs and alcohol; these are available in our college library.
Wellbeing and mental health resources
The Bedfordshire 0-19 service runs a text messaging support service for students.
Text 07507331450 this service is available Monday-Friday 9am-4.30pm. You can send a text anonymously to this dedicated number. Texting this number will give you access to free and confidential advice on a range of health related matters.
Other wellbeing resources and services
The Samaritans 116 123 www.samaritans.org
Childline 0800 1111 www.childline.org.uk online, on the phone anytime
YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text YM to 85258 service provides free 24/7 crisis support across the UK.
CHUMS– 0330 058 1659 www.chums.uk.com Mental health and emotional wellbeing service
Kooth – www.kooth.com free safe,anonymous online support for young people
FRANK– www.talktofrank.com Information on drugs and alcohol