Wellbeing Support for You
We would like to introduce our Safeguarding and Wellbeing Team and to outline the array of wellbeing support available to our students at South Devon College. No matter what course you are studying, your age, or the location of your studies, support is available to you. Our team are based at the Paignton campus, but do frequently visit all of our campus sites for general support and 1-1s.
University Centre South Devon has its own dedicated wellbeing support team. You can find all of the details here.
Our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team are here to support you with; your mental health and wellbeing, safeguarding matters, emergency first aid, counselling referrals, bereavement support, food bank and clothing bank, sexual health advice and contraception, free sanitary items, housing support, drug and alcohol support, domestic abuse support and anything else that you may need support with. We also have a dedicated Young Adult Carer Support Worker, who supports our Young Adult Carers.
How to Contact our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team:
If you need to contact someone when the college is closed, the links below will help:
- Out of hours emergency safeguarding support: Torbay Emergency Duty Service or Devon Emergency Duty Service
- Out of hours & emergency mental health support: NHS Mental Health Contacts and MIND
Facilities Available at our Paignton Campus:
Wellbeing Café – Run by Young Devon, we offer a weekly Wellbeing Café, providing a friendly space to talk and to meet other people, on Wednesday mornings from 0930 until 1030 in the Student Common Room on Level 2, next to the Theatre – You are welcome to drop-in.
Breastfeeding Room – New for 2023, we are delighted to announce that we now have a dedicated breastfeeding room, for any students or staff to use, complete with a seating area, a cleaning/washing areas and a fridge. This room is based next to our Level 1 Reception, in room 1.029. If you would like to access the room, please contact our Wellbeing Team, to be given ID card swipe-access to the room.
Multi-Faith Prayer/Reflection Room – Our multi-faith room is based on Level 3 of our main building, in room 3.021. This is a private space which you are welcome to use, if you would like to use this space, please contact our Wellbeing Team, to be given ID card-swipe access to the room.
Financial & Travel Support:
If you would like to find out what financial support and/or travel support is available to you, please see our website or contact the Helpzone. You are welcome to drop into the Helpzone, you can call us on 08000 380123 or you can email [email protected] to discuss support available.
Meet our Safeguarding & Wellbeing Team:
More information about Safeguarding at South Devon College can be found here: Safeguarding at SDC