Mental Health and Wellbeing Service
Mental Health & Wellbeing Service
Forth Valley College has launched a new Mental Health & Wellbeing Service to support and guide students who are affected by, or currently caring for others affected by, adverse mental health.
This is a needs-led, bespoke service that will help students to achieve their learning outcomes and develop the skills to succeed in college and beyond.
The team will be able to help with:
- Setting SMART objectives, goals and strategies to help ease the pressures of college life
- Developing better habits to make life easier
- Managing anxiety
- Providing strategies to help you relax and unwind
- Developing a personal toolkit of strategies for when things get tough
- Providing post-diagnostic support and information
- Helping you access local and national support
Students can refer themselves to the service or college staff can make a referral on their behalf.
Following a referral, students will receive an initial assessment by one of our Mental Health Mentors. A goal orientated, time limited plan will then be developed. Over the course of the plan the mentor and student will work together to develop coping strategies and skills that the student can take with them when the partnership comes to an end.
There is no requirement for students to evidence a mental health condition or discuss past experiences or trauma in order to access the service. If a student has a lot to discuss before coping strategies can be put in place, then our counselling service may be more appropriate in the first instance.
You can also find useful resources and more information on the service and team members by clicking here.