We understand that maintaining the best physical and mental wellbeing is important in your journey to success and will help you to get the most out of your studies. That’s why we are constantly developing resources, training staff and staging activities to give you the very best opportunity to stay well.
We have specialist staff who are here to support you with your wellbeing including mental health, issues with home life or advice about staying healthy. If you are worried about bullying, please speak to your Study Programme Tutor in the first instance. We will always work to support and protect you.
Your Wellbeing Team are here to help you if you are worried about yourself or a friend. We can provide advice about how to keep yourself safe including online safety and social media, relationships and domestic abuse and other potentially risky behaviours such as exploitation, sofa surfing/homelessness and self-harm.
This interactive guide focuses on the risks that online hate, extremism, and fake news pose and how parents and carers can minimize those risks.
A guide for people with learning disabilities.
Keeping your young person safe online while they are learning at home.
From your first day at College you will have a Study Programme Tutor (SPT) and you can talk to them, or another teacher, about any worries or concerns you may have. The College also has a team of Wellbeing Mentors who are available to offer practical support and advice for more challenging issues. They may offer a number of one-to-one meetings with you or signpost you to a specialist service who can help. Discussions with your Wellbeing Mentor are usually confidential unless we need to talk to someone else to help to keep you or others safe.
LOOKED AFTER CHILDREN
If you are a Looked After Child (LAC) you will have access to 1:1 support from one of our Safeguarding Managers. Your allocated staff member will act as an advocate for you with any issues you may encounter on your course and will attend meetings with external services around how you are getting on at College.
It is important to feel safe when you are at college, but it is equally important to feel safe when you are out and about in your community. Did you know that more crimes are committed against young people (teenagers) than any other age group, but there are some things that you can do to keep safe yourself on the streets:
Helen Ding (Eastbourne) Tel: 030 300 39516
Lydia Leonard (Hastings) Tel: 030 300 39438
Julia Proven (Lewes) Tel: 030 300 39129
Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) Rebecca Conroy
Safeguarding Governor Gill Short
Is someone at risk of harm? Please call or text us. Monday - Friday, 9 - 5pm: Eastbourne: 07980 049312 Hastings: 0784 8442081 Lewes: 0782 3668772
The college Wellbeing Team are here to support you Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. If you feel you need to contact anyone for support outside of these times, please see the suggested contacts below.