We have a dedicated Student Support Team at College, who offer help and support to students who may be experiencing difficult/challenging times in their personal worlds.
People seek our team’s support for many reasons such as experiencing:
Our Student Support Team offers Mentoring, Counselling and Safeguarding.
Mentoring tends to be the first point of contact normally when accessing our team.
To access Mentoring at North Notts College, please contact:
Debra Jones – Mentor
Or, call in at the ‘Retreat’ which is our Mentor Office found on the corridor between main reception and the Bistro. If the door is closed please knock first and wait, or leave a message at reception for Debra.
To access Counselling at North Notts College, please contact:
Debra Jones – Mentor
Call: 01909 504589
Debra manages our counselling waiting list and is a great first contact point. Debra will help to make the decision whether counselling, mentoring or both would be most appropriate and beneficial.
If you are sure it is counselling you wish to access, you can make a self-referral straight through to the counsellor to arrange an assessment, contact:
Michael Mason – Clinical Lead (Counsellor)
Other referrers for counselling:
If unsure about how to make a mentoring or counselling referral, have a chat with any PT, tutor, or any other support staff including simply enquiring at main reception, and the staff member will refer on your behalf.
Access to external counselling services and other local services outside of college can be found in the RNN Group Welfare Guide to Local & National Services.
Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children and protect them from harm. To know more about Safeguarding at North Notts College see the North Notts College Safeguarding Information.
The first contact for Safeguarding at North Notts College is:
Lynda Christie – Student Services Officer
The safeguarding team can be accessed by:
In a mental health crisis, at any time, day or night, you can:
You can also contact the College Safeguarding Team (in college open hours only if requiring a timely response) by:
– Contacting Lynda directly, on: 01909 504778 or firstname.lastname@example.org
– Emailing Safeguarding: email@example.com
– Ask for Safeguarding at the College reception desk
– Or call reception on 01909 504500 and ask for Safeguarding
Try to find a supportive and trusted person to stay with you if possible. Keep talking – talking is good!
Let someone know what is ‘going on’ for you… right now.
Abbey Street Community Centre
Call: 01909 530943
Excerpt from the Centre Place:
“The Centre Place is a registered charity that was established in 1996, in response to the identified need for a local service focused on homelessness and housing needs for young people. Since then the services we have expanded and developed services to continue to meet local needs. We now offer Talkzone Counselling Service which was developed in 2004, and LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire which began as W.O.W in 2010 and developed and expanded to become LGBT+ Service Nottinghamshire in 2016.”
Access to external counselling services and other local services outside of college can be found in the RNN Group Welfare Guide to Local & National Services
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online chat and emotional wellbeing service for young people aged 11 to 25.
The Counselling Service is free for anyone in the Nottinghamshire area.
Sign up for Kooth here: Kooth Sign Up
Need a safe place to talk?
Did you know that as a student at the RNN Group you have FREE access to a safe and confidential community to get support when you are feeling low?
Togetherall is easy to access and available 24/7.
To speak to someone call: 116 123 (free from any phone)