Student Wellbeing

In the first instance, we would encourage you to contact Student Services to discuss any issues you may be facing. We can provide a safe, discreet space for you to talk and work out the next steps in the support you need. Everything you report to us is confidential, however, if we feel you are at risk, we will pass this onto the relevant support agency and/or your parents/guardians where appropriate.

Student Services are based behind Confetti’s main reception and are open 08:30-17:00. You can also refer yourself by emailing studentservicesreferrals@confetti.ac.uk or calling 0115 952 2075.

When someone close to you has passed away or is suffering from a terminal illness, it is important that you access support to help you come to terms with your thought processes and feelings. Below are some websites you can access for Bereavement Care:

Cruse – https://www.cruse.org.uk/

Cruse’s vision is that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when someone dies. Cruse’s mission is to offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone dies and to enhance societies care of bereaved people.

Winston’s Wish – https://www.winstonswish.org/

Winston’s wish have an experienced Helpline team which offer nationwide support to those supporting bereaved children by phone, email and online chat.

Mind Bereavement https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/bereavement/about-bereavement/

We do not have trained counsellors at Confetti but you can access a range of counselling services through the links below. If you need help in referring yourself for counselling or want more information about what counselling involves, you can make an appointment at Student Services to go through your options:

Let’s Talk Wellbeing https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/letstalkwellbeing

The service provides psychological assessment and treatment (talking therapies) for common mental health problems, which 1 in 4 of us will suffer with at some stage in our lives. This includes depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and stress.

This service is available to people aged 18 and over in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire, and people aged 16 and over in Leicester City and Leicestershire County and Rutland.

Trent PTS https://www.trentpts.co.uk/

Trent PTS is an approved NHS provider of psychological therapies. We are commissioned by the NHS to provide free, flexible, responsive and accessible high quality psychological therapy services, so there is no cost to you. We provide treatment for: depression, anxiety, loss, grief, trauma, relationship problems and many other conditions.

This Service is available to those who are registered with a Nottinghamshire GP and over 18 years old or those with a Derbyshire GP, 16 years old and over.

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/services/talking-mental-health-derbyshire

Talking Mental Health Derbyshire offers a range of therapies for people experiencing common psychological difficulties.

They are a free, confidential services which support those who are over the age of 16 and registered with a Derbyshire GP.

CASY (Counselling and Support for Young People) – http://www.casy.org.uk/

CASY are a registered charity dedicated to promoting and preserving the mental and emotional health of children and young people throughout Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. We achieve this by delivering a range of services.

CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) – https://www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/camhs

The Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) teams offer treatment for mild to severe emotional health and mental health needs, for young people up to the age of 18 and their families.

Harmless http://www.harmless.org.uk/

Harmless is a user led organisation that provides a range of services about self-harm and suicide intervention including, support, information and training to people who self-harm, their families and professionals.

Confetti operate a zero tolerance approach to drugs and alcohol misuse. If you feel you need support around your own or someone else’s’ drug alcohol/use, please find below some support links:

FRANK https://www.talktofrank.com/

FRANK provides support by phone, email or text for those who want support around drugs and/or alcohol.

The Health Shop http://www.healthshopnottingham.co.uk/

The Health Shop provide a free, confidential service based in Nottingham which is open to all. They offer support on a wide range of issues, including substance use.

Approximately 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem each year so that means it’s very likely that the person sitting next to you in class has, is or will struggle with their mental health. There are lots of services and online support for those wanting to support their mental health:

Mind https://www.mind.org.uk/

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Mind campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Young Minds https://youngminds.org.uk/

Young Minds are the UK’S leading charity for raising awareness around mental health issues for children and young people. There is a wealth of information for young people, their families/friends and professionals.

Beat https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Beat exist to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. They are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.

CALM (Campaign against Living Miserably)https://www.thecalmzone.net/

The Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

The websites below offer support for various different issues. You can get in contact with them and they will provide you details of what to do next:

The Mix https://www.themix.org.uk/

The Mix the UK’S Leading Support Service for young people. They are there to help you take on any challenges you are facing from mental health to money to finding a job.

NSPCC https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

The NSPCC is a UK Founded Charity which offers support to children, young people and their families. Their aim is to ensure that all children are free of abuse and live in a safe and happy environment.

Childline https://www.childline.org.uk/

Childline are available throughout the year to talk to children and young people, under the age of 19 years old. It offers free, confidential support and the telephone number will not appear on your phone bill.

Carers UK https://www.carersuk.org/

Carers UK give expert advice, information and support to those who are caring for a loved one.

Fearless – https://www.fearless.org/

Fearless is a site where you can access non-judgemental information and advice about crime and criminality.

Confetti offer C-Card (Free condoms and Sexual Health advice for under 24’s) registration and pick up for students. You can also visit the links below:

Juno Womens’ Aid – https://junowomensaid.org.uk/

Juno women’s aid is a charity working with women, children and teens who have been affected by domestic abuse. They cover Ashfield, Broxtowe, Gedling, Nottingham City and Rushcliffe. 

Equation https://www.equation.org.uk/

Equation is a charity that aims to ensure that everyone has equal and healthy relationships, free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality. Equation work with all genders.

Disrespect nobody https://www.disrespectnobody.co.uk/

This is government funded project, which provides support and signposting for people that are experiencing sexual abuse and also provides information regarding revenge porn, harassment and consent.

NHS Nottingham Sexual Health Services https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/sexual-health-services/

The Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Sexual Health Services help people of all ages with concerns around contraception, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

NHS Derby Sexual Health Services https://www.yoursexualhealthmatters.org.uk/

Derby Community Health Services help people of all ages with concerns around contraception, unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

LGBTplus Notts https://www.lgbtplusnotts.org.uk/

LGBT+  Service Nottinghamshire  provide a range of specialist services for children and young people aged 11-25 who identify as LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and any other sexual orientation or gender identity), or may be questioning this.

Notts LGBT+ Network http://www.nottslgbt.com/

LGBT+ Network offers information and support to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other associated communities in Nottinghamshire.