You’re never alone at Walsall College. There’s always someone to turn to if you need advice.
We’re passionate about safeguarding our students. Safeguarding at Walsall College is everyone’s business, and we will do everything we can to keep our students and staff safe.
If you are worried about yourself or another person being affected by bullying; cyber bullying; anxiety or depression; self-harming; discrimination; substance abuse; homelessness; radicalisation; sexual exploitation; emotional or mental wellbeing please call reception on 01922 657000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talking to someone is often the first stage of feeling better, so if you’re having a tough time, don’t forget that we have a trained counsellor who can help you.
To make a booking, call the counsellor directly on 01922 657000. You can also book at reception, speak to your tutor or email Melanie Jones at email@example.com or Lyndsey Shuker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s also a team of staff based in the SU office, who are on hand to provide you with practical help and support.
Please see below details of local services that can be accessed outside the college and across the local area.
The latest government advice on mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19 is available here. The organisations below also provide advice and support:
- Papyrus UK
Work with people under 35 who are having suicidal feelings and with people who are worried about someone under 35
Helpline is open 10am until 10pm during the week
2pm and 10pm weekends and bank holidays
Telephone 0800 068 41 41
Shout text service – text Shout to 85258 to connect to a trained person to help you – 24 hours a day
See www.giveusashout.org for more information
- Young Minds
Local Authority Mental Health Support Links
- Walsall Mental Health Information Hub
- Walsall Talking Therapies Service supports people with depression and anxiety symptoms who are over the age of 17 and registered with a Walsall GP
Self-refer by phone 0800 953 0995 or via an online referral form
- Black Country Women’s Aid
Telephone 0121 553 0090
- The Willow Project, Black Country Women’s Aid – supports women who are homeless or at risk of being homeless in the Black Country
- Birmingham Mental Health Support (Birmingham and Solihull)
Telephone 0121 262 3555
- Birmingham Healthy Minds
- Forward Thinking Birmingham
- Wolverhampton Mental Health Information
24/7 helpline 0800 008 6516 option 1 for Sandwell or Wolverhampton and option 2 for Dudley or Walsall
Telephone 01922 652250
Out of hours emergencies 01922 650000
Youth Hub link
Advice 0121 30307410
Over 18 Out of Hours Duty Team 0121 303 2296
Under 18 Emergency Duty Team 0121 675 4806
01902 554747/01902 554741
Daily drop in 9am-12.30am or contact for an appointment www.facebook.com/homelesspreventionteam
- Cannock Chase Council Housing Options Team
Out of hours emergencies 01543 462621
Staffordshire Connects – housing support
- Walsall Local Authority – Children and Adults - safeguarding
https://go.walsall.gov.uk/wlscb - Walsall Safeguarding Partnership
- Children and Young People
Office hour – Monday to Thursday 8-45am until 5.15pm and Friday 8.45am to 445pm call Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub 0300 555 2866
Out of hours – evening, weekends and bank holidays, Emergency Response Team Telephone 0300 555 2922
Office Hours – Monday to Thursday 8.45am until 5.15pm, Friday 8.45am to 44.5pm – 0300 555 2922
Adult Social Care Emergency Duty Team 0300555 2922
- Birmingham City County – Children and Adults – safeguarding
Monday to Thursday 8.45am to 5.15pm Friday 8.45am to 4.15pm – telephone 0121 303 1888
Emergency out of hours 0121 675 4806
Telephone 0121 303 1234
- Wolverhampton Safeguarding Service
Telephone 01902 5555392 – children and young people
Telephone 01902 551199 – adults
Out of office 01902 552999
- Staffordshire County Council
Telephone 0800 131 3126 – First Response