Mental Health Support During Isolation

Tue, 24/03/2020 - 14:11

For students who are struggling with their mental health during these challenging times, we want you to know that the college is here to support you.

You can contact our College Counsellors and Safeguarding team and we will support you in any way we can.

You may be isolated, but you are not alone. We are here to talk if you need us.

College Counsellors Contact Numbers

Paula Crosby - 07506 446 455

Lyndsey Lowdon - 07903 264 421

Gail Walls - 07779 085 690

Our counselling page has some useful links too. 

Safeguarding Contacts

Aimey Adamson (Safeguarding Lead) - 07852 774 750

Alfie Wilkinson (Deputy Safeguarding Lead) - 07949 437 886

You can also contact your progress coach - click here

External Agencies


Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) - Published Monday 29th March 2020.

Kooth, from XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of need.

Call on 116123 24/7 or sometimes writing things down feels better, email

Samaritans is a free and confidential listening service, where you can talk to someone in confidence about your problems day or night. 

Mental Health Matters 0191 527 4166
Hartlepool and East Durham Mind01429 269303
Talking Changes0191 333 3300
Childline0800 1111
Crisis Team CAHMS under 18  - 0191 288 8400
Crisis Team adults -  0191 441 5738

NHS Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.