Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service

The Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service is available for students who may have personal problems, difficulties or concerns relating to college or home.

What you can expect from the service

The service aims to help you:

  • fulfil your potential;
  • help you deal with what you can't change;
  • solve your problems.

Our specialist team will do their very best to:

  • get you the right self-help resources;
  • point you to online help;
  • refer you to other services;
  • see you on a 1 to 1 basis.

What happens when you contact the service?

Your first appointment will be with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Lorna Hollands, who will listen to you and find out how your problems are affecting your life. We will discuss the different help that is available and you decide what is right for you.

This could be self-help literature, guided self-help with the Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor or one to one sessions with a counsellor. In some cases you may be advised to see your GP for referral to health services.

Booking an appointment

Appointments can be booked during term time at the Counselling, Mental Health & Wellbeing Service, Ground Floor (next to the reception desk).

Telephone: 01476 414413

Email: counselling@grantham.ac.uk

via the Student Information (Advice & Guidance) desk.

Rachel Clark, College Counsellor

 

Lorna Hollands, Mental Health & Wellbeing Advisor

 

 

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It is essential that everyone washes their hands more often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Hand washing with soap employs mechanical action that loosens bacteria and viruses from the skin, rinsing them into the drain. Drying hands afterwards makes the skin less hospitable to the virus. Hand sanitiser can be effective if soap is not available or the situation makes using soap less feasible (i.e. when outside) but using hand sanitiser provides none of the virus-destroying friction that rubbing your hands together and rinsing with water provides. 

The latest guidance and video on hand washing can be found at: 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/

The e-Bug project is led by Public Health England and has a dedicated webpage for learning resources on hand washing and respiratory hygiene. E-Bug has published posters on hand hygiene, and covering coughs and sneezes, to display in bathrooms, classrooms and shared spaces. 

The hand and respiratory hygiene posters and other educational resources can be found here: 

https://e-bug.eu