Student Health and Wellbeing Service

The Student Health and Wellbeing Service is available to all students who require support for a range of issues whilst at college. Issues can range from homesickness, mental health issues, relationships, bullying, difficulties with coursework, depression, anxiety, sexuality, financial difficulties, bereavement, health issues or family problems. We are committed to supporting you to enable you to reach your full potential. Whatever issues you are facing, we are here to help.

There is no list of acceptable issues to bring to Wellbeing. Students access the service for a wide variety of reasons at different stages of experiencing difficulties. Some students are not even sure why they are coming, they just have a sense that they need to explore something.

Your course tutor is always willing to listen if you have an issue whilst at Reaseheath. We understand that sometimes it can be easier talking to someone outside of your curriculum area. You will have an assigned Wellbeing Advisor to your curriculum area that is accessible and able to listen to you.

The Wellbeing Team also provide a variety of services including:

  • LGBTQ+ Discussion Group
  • Transgender and Gender Questioning Group
  • Condom distribution scheme
  • On site qualified registered nurse
  • Sexual health advisor

If you have any specific issues you would like to discuss in confidence prior to starting college, you can contact the Student Wellbeing Team or the College Chaplain by email – WellbeingTeam@reaseheath.ac.uk.

Current students can access the BeWell website for more information and support on mental health and wellbeing.

We have a designated member of staff who can help facilitate a smooth transition into college for looked after children and care leavers. This support continues throughout their college experience.

Reaseheath College has a Chaplain on campus who is based next to The Wellbeing Hub. The Chaplain is happy to hold discussions on any aspect of faith or morality and is available to students of all faith and none. A weekly faith group is available to all who want to meet others who share their faith or hold different faith values to themselves. The Chaplain runs ‘MC Time’ and ‘Rooted’. MC Time takes place every Thursday from 12pm until 2pm in the Bield bar where you can meet like minded people with a slice of pizza!  He also supports many Reaseheath College functions and is happy to offer advice or general support whenever needed. A prayer room is available next to The Wellbeing Hub for use at any time. The Chaplain also supports the Christian Union who meet every Wednesday at 12:30pm in the prayer room.

The College Counselling Service can help with specific problems on a regular basis if you need support. Counselling provides a relaxed setting where you can talk freely in a way that is rarely possible with friends or tutors. Referrals are made through your Wellbeing Advisor. The Student Wellbeing Service can also refer you to outside agencies if necessary.

Location:

  • We’re based in the Health and Wellbeing Centre on the ground floor of Jodrell Hall. This location is fully accessible

Opening hours:

  • Monday–Friday, 8.30am–4.30pm
  • Appointments can be offered face to face, via Microsoft Team, text or over the phone

For urgent medical support in an emergency, always telephone 999. Here are some other additional resources for support:

  • Your own GP
  • Kiltearn Medical Centre, Nantwich – 01270 610200 (8am – 5pm)
  • NHS 111 Service – 111 (the service offers health advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week)

For urgent emotional support:

Confidentiality:

The Wellbeing Service is a confidential service. The Wellbeing Team do not communicate with tutors or other members of staff without your expressed consent. The only exception would be if the staff considered a student poses a serious danger to themselves or others. In such cases the member of the Wellbeing Team would usually inform you that they need to breach the confidentiality contract.

The Wellbeing Team

Rev MC ChangCollege Chaplainmc.chang@reaseheath.ac.uk
Elaine EdwardsWellbeing Advisorelaine.edwards@reaseheath.ac.uk
Kate MossWellbeing Advisorkate.moss@reaseheath.ac.uk
Amanda PointonWellbeing Advisoramanda.pointon@reaseheath.ac.uk
Natalie WilliamsWellbeing Advisornatalie.williams@reaseheath.ac.uk
Lisa HarrisWellbeing Officerlisah@reaseheath.ac.uk
Natalie MottramWellbeing Officernatalie.mottram@reaseheath.ac.uk

Wellbeing Services

Wellsesh – A group offering support for students who may be experiencing anxiety or stress and would like to connect with others experiencing the same thing.

MC Time  – Join the college chaplain Rev.MC Chang for discussions, activities and games! Connect with each other and build up the Reaseheath Community. Everyone is welcome!

Rooted – A social group linked to a local church. Connect with each other having discussions about faith, the Bible and how to apply these things to our day to day life.

LGBTQPA+ Support Group – Meet like-minded students and have open discussions in a safe environment.

Atypicals – A social and supportive group for autistic and neurodiverse students. Everyone is welcome, regardless of whether you have a formal diagnosis or not.

Korean Language Lessons – Learning a foreign language can help you refresh and boost your mental wellbeing. MC Chang, the college chaplain, is a native Korean speaker and is happy to provide Korean language classes on a 1:1 basis or as a group.

College Nurse – College Nurse Jenny can provide both physical and emotional support for students. Jenny is also able to offer health and dietary advice.

Pink Box Project – Reaseheath are able to provide free sanitary products for all students. Please look out for the pink boxes located across campus, or speak to a member of The Health & Wellbeing Team.