Our Health and Wellbeing Officer works to promote positive health and wellbeing across College. Working to a calendar of awareness events and campaigns, students can access information and resources on a wide range of topics, including:

  • Mental health
  • Contraception and sexual health
  • All Faiths and none provision
  • Sustainability
  • E-Safety
  •  LGBTQ+

You can visit the Health and Wellbeing Officer if you need information on the College counselling service, NHS Minds matter service, mentor programmes and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Students also have access to a huge directory of information, activities and resources on Moodle, the College’s online student portal.


Safeguarding and Welfare

We are committed to creating a safe environment for all students. Our Safeguarding and Welfare Team will support you to overcome personal issues and build resilience skills, to be successful both at College and in the future.

Safety and Engagement Officers

Our Safety and Engagement Officers are here to help assist you with both personal and social issues. You will find them in public areas throughout the day, where they will help to ensure you feel happy and safe in College. They will offer information and advice to give you the confidence to make informed choices and fully participate in College activities.

College Nurse

We have a College Nurse who offers drop-in services where students can receive advice on a number of different health and wellbeing issues, including:

  • General health concerns
  • Sexual health
  • Smoking cessation
  • Eating disorders
  • Bereavement
  • Anxiety, depression and stress
  • Emotional health

Young People in Care, Care Leavers, and Young Carers

If you are a Young Person in Care, a Care Leaver or a Young Carer, we are committed to meeting your needs in a sensitive and confidential way that is right for you. Some of the support you may be able to access includes:

  • A named member of staff to act as a key contact
  • Financial assistance*
  • Emotional and personal support
  • Academic support
  • Termly meetings for your Personal
  • Education Plan (PEP)

For More Information

Please contact Student Services on 01282 440 209 or email studentservices@nelson.ac.uk