Counselling and mental health service


We offer a free and confidential counselling service for all our learners. Our dedicated team of professional, experienced counsellors are available for appointments at all main campuses and will try to offer appointments at times to suite you.

Mental Health Support

We also offer ongoing support for our learners with mental health issues. If you are finding it difficult to cope and are struggling with your studies we can help you to access the support, advice and information you need. If you need any advice on overcoming difficulties related to your mental health, please feel free to get in touch.

Your tutor or mentor can refer you to the Counselling & Mental Health Service or if you prefer, you can text/call the Counselling service directly on 07827 233705 or email Alternatively you can call our Student Services Team on 0116 224 2240.

It may take two to three days for a response, so in an emergency ring the College safeguarding number on 07917 370304.
For any further information, contact our Senior Counsellor on 07825 011590
In an emergency, call 999.

Sexual Health

Your sexual health is an important part of your overall wellbeing, which is why we provide free and confidential help and support at all of our campuses.

The C Card is a sexual health drop-in clinic offering free condoms, pregnancy tests, and advice. It’s held at Freemen’s Park Student Services and Abbey Park room 2.31 (level 2) on Mondays and Thursdays from 12 -1pm.

Choices gives you further options. It offers the following services for free:

  • pregnancy testing
  • emergency contraception
  • sexual health screening
  • contraception including condoms, the pill, patch, etc.
  • sexual health advice
  • pregnancy advice

This clinic is held at Freemen’s Park room 3.10 at 11am – 1pm Tuesdays, and Abbey Park room 2.31 at 12.30 – 1.30pm Wednesdays.