In-College Emotional Wellbeing Support
Designated Mental Health Lead
Kirsty Lowe is the College’s Designated Mental Health Lead, which means that any student can approach her for support. Kirsty’s role is to help students get the support that they need, and she maintains the superb relations that the College has with local support services that help young people with wellbeing. Kirsty can be found in the HUB or via email.
College Listening Service
Lauren Brady runs the College’s Listening Service. The service is open to anyone who feels like they need to talk to someone, whether the issue is work-related or a of personal nature. The 30 minute sessions with Lauren take place in the private quiet room in the Learning Assistance Base (LAB) and can be booked directly, either via a Teams message or email. Lauren’s always there for students to air their worries and get some advice.
The Learning Assistance Base
A dedicated team of Learning Support Assistants
Overseeing additional learning support at the College is James King, Director of Learning Support and Safeguarding. James looks after the whole Learning Support team who ensure that anyone with additional learning support needs gets the help they require. For more information, go to https://www.bsfc.ac.uk/college-information/LearningSupportOffer.
Wirral Council Youth Social Worker
Local Youth Worker, Kersti, also visits the College each Friday and is available for appointments, which can be booked via the Attendance Office or email.
Youth Mental Health First Aiders
Peer support from students trained as Mental Health First Aiders. Contact Charlotte Roach via email.
Emails from the Designated Mental Health Leader
The College Listening Service can be accessed by appointment and students can book via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Microsoft Teams, directing messages to Adi Chapman or Lynette Rose.