Health & Wellbeing

People can face problems at every stage in their life and coming to College is no exception. The College recognises that events affecting a students’ emotions or concerns about their mental health can get in the way of their education.

So the College provides a flexible, varied, confidential and accessible counselling service to help students through these situations.Counselling helps with:

  • Anxious feelings (worry)
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress related to College/course demands or other events in your life
  • Low self-esteem and lack of confidence
  • Depression (low mood)
  • Anger management: when your anger is getting in the way of your education

To make an appointment contact CounsellingService@bridgwater.ac.uk or by calling 01278 441247. Alternatively you can speak with any member of staff if you have any concerns about your wellbeing. 

Initially a meeting will be arranged to see if the service suits you. Appointments are made during College hours and on College premises. Some students only use one or two sessions while others want more. All counselling and mental health support is professionally supervised and all members of the Team work to high professional standards. 

The College also runs Needadoc, a drop-in confidential general health service for smoking, diet, stress, social well-being, drug and alcohol support and sexual health. Confidential advice on all health issues is available through the Health Promotions Co-ordinator who can be contacted by calling 01278 441266 or by email at walkinsl@bridgwater.ac.uk.