Kirklees College offers students a safe and supportive place to speak about any of the issues in their lives. We hold confidential appointments via telephone, Microsoft Teams and face-to-face. Please email email@example.com or complete a referral form on our VLE to book an appointment.
Student Counselling at Kirklees College
We have a confidential counselling service which is available to all students. The counselling team are trained professionals (BACP accredited) and are there to help students get back on track. Students can access the counselling service in person, over the phone or online, whatever way they feel comfortable.
Face to face appointments are available at our Huddersfield Centre and Springfield Sixth Form Centre but requests can be made for other sites. Students can refer themselves by visiting the wellbeing area at our Huddersfield Centre, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using our QR code.
Mental Health Support
We also work with a range of external partners to deliver the best mental health support for our students. Through the Health Assured My Healthy Advantage App and Student Assistance Programme, you can access a 24/7 confidential helpline offering support from trained counsellors/wellbeing practitioners.
Kirklees Talking Therapies
If you live in Kirklees and are over the age of 17, you can access our talking therapies service for help with problems like mild depression, anxiety, stress, panicking, nervousness, isolation and lack of sleep.
This counselling service offers guided self-help, which is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles.
These sessions can help you understand your symptoms, identify what is keeping your problems going and learn how to break the cycle using self-help techniques.
Please click here to access the NHS Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service.
Wellbeing Support at Kirklees College
We actively support and promote the importance of positive wellbeing to all our students.
As well as our free student counselling services, we also have a range of facilities onsite at our different centres that encourage positive wellbeing. These include our Oasis Rooms, which are quiet rooms where students can go to self-regulate and speak to a member of the SEND team in private.
The on-site Waterfront Gym at our Huddersfield Centre is also free to all our students, where we run health and wellbeing activities throughout the year.