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 Understanding Sexuality (US).
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.
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people beat their eating disorders.
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. Take a look at their web pages for more information on units, calories and the law plus links to other useful sites including those offering support for parents.
An NHS nurse runs a sexual health clinic in college every week – a highly successful service providing advice and reassurance for many students.
Catch 22 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. Anyone can refer, including young people themselves.
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.