Some useful links below;



Tips for looking after your Mental Health and Wellbeing when staying at home



Kooth.com –  Online counselling service  










As the college is now temporarily closed, we would like to highlight the support Kooth.com is able to provide at this difficult time. They will continue to provide online mental health and wellbeing support to young people via any internet accessible device. Kooth provides an opportunity to interact in a supportive way with other young people as well as receive support from a qualified counsellor.


Priestley College Student Welfare Email

If you wish to seek support /advice from the pastoral team at College, the email is available below and someone will be checking this on a regular basis.



Useful contacts

Priestley College Counsellor – Students can refer themselves to the college counsellor via Student Services or Progress Tutors.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services – CAMHS

Warrington Primary Care Psychological Service – IAPT

Talking Matters, Warrington (Part of IAPT) 01925 401720

If you need immediate help, or ongoing support, please contact Happy? OK? Sad? –  www.happyoksad.org.uk 

NHS North West – ‘Mind Works’ drop in clinic 01925 579405  http://www.nwbh.nhs.uk/camhs-warrington

‘Make Time’ Warrington’s 5 steps to Wellbeing www.make-time.org/warrington 

Young Minds – 0808 802 5544 www.youngminds.org.uk  

Kooth (online counselling and support) – www.kooth.com 

Learning Support Drop-In – Priestley holds a drop-in for anyone needing support before, during and after exams. This takes places in the LRC.


Wired – Putting you first

The Wired Carers service helps carers to lead full and independent lives, fully participating in society. Wired promotes the equality, dignity and independence of disadvantaged people and works to a number of key principles:

  • Empowerment: we believe that people should have control over their own lives.
  • Choice of where to live and how to maintain independence without over protection.
  • Consultation: involvement in service planning by disadvantaged people and carers.
  • Information: clear and easily available.
  • Participation in local, regional and national communities.
  • Autonomy: the freedom to make decisions about life.

To access the Wired Young Adult Carers Service, or for more information, call 01925 633 492 email grahamcartwright@wired.me.uk or wycadmin@wired.me.uk


Wired Carers Centre 86 Sankey Street Warrington WA1 1SG


Support beyond Priestley

Leaving college can be one of the most exciting but also most overwhelming times in your life. You go suddenly from routine and timetables to having nothing planned at all. It’s natural to feel a little insecure about it all but don’t fret, life post-college really is the start of the most exciting chapter. Leaving Priestley does not mean that we forget about you!

Post Priestley Support Package