Our Health and Wellbeing service helps promote Barton Peveril’s healthy sixth form college ethos and provides a range of specialist, confidential services for students. These include discussing concerns about smoking, diet and fitness, advice on relationships and help with any issues that may get in the way of you enjoying student life.
We have strong links with the NHS and other key external agencies which join us for health promotion events throughout the year. The wide range of regular services on offer includes anxiety workshops, confidential sexual health advice / testing, accredited counselling services and support for students whose lives are affected by caring for a family member. Informal social groups include the Gay Straight Alliance.
We take our responsibility to promote student wellbeing, happiness and good health extremely seriously. Our healthy college ethos is based on the national Every Child Matters framework which states that everyone should have the support they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic wellbeing whatever their background or circumstances.
Having a caring role can sometimes affect a student’s social life, emotional and physical health and their performance at college.
Eastleigh Young Carers are working with us to offer support through one-to-one sessions (in or out of college), information and signposting to other agencies, newsletters, events and activity nights where young people meet others in similar situations and take some time out. For more information email Eastleigh Young Carers - firstname.lastname@example.org
Barton Peveril supports the STAR (Start Tackling Alcohol Responsibly) project which is a multiagency approach to raising alcohol awareness in young people and their parents. Visit www.eastleigh.gov.uk/alcohol for more information on units, calories, the law and safety tips. The information includes a section for parents on keeping their children safe and talking to teens about alcohol.
An NHS nurse runs a clinic in college every Thursday – a highly successful service providing advice and reassurance for many students. www.getiton.nhs.uk
Anxiety workshops run monthly throughout the academic year.
“I found the workshop very useful. It helped me to understand that I was not the only person who is dealing with this and also to understand why it happens and how to cope with it.”
“I found the workshop very interesting and helpful. It helped me to realise why I do the things that I do and how to combat them.”
“The workshop was very useful and relaxed. It really helped me to understand what anxiety is and how to deal with it. I hope it helps others in the future.”
“The workshop was by far the best help I’ve ever received regarding how to approach anxiety and stress. It wasn’t at all threatening, which made it very easy to open up without feeling uncomfortable or embarrassed.”
24/7 is a specialist treatment service that works with young people in Hampshire aged 19 and under who are experiencing problems with drugs and/or alcohol. The service provides support to young people both within the community and the Hampshire Youth Offending Service.
It operates from two bases: Fareham and Basingstoke. Anyone can refer, including young people themselves, and the process is simple using one of the following options:
Leaflets and further information are available in college.