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We have prepared a wellbeing guide to support students during lockdown. The guide contains tips on nutrition, the importance of routine and exercise.

















Some useful links below;

Various organisations offer online or over-the-phone support. These links will provide you with further details…



Mental Health Foundation

Kooth –  Online counselling service  

alternatively you can access online support at My Black Dog


This site was created for young people, carers and professionals to pool together lots of helpful resources from across the internet that are available to help support your mental health and well-being.


The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. It offers a great deal of support, particularly help in adapting to the current climate.


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.


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.




Sexual health

Axess Warrington is currently closed to all walk in patients.  Anyone needing to see a specialist will be triaged over the phone and may be given an appointment if needed. Call 0300 3231300

A range of free online services are being offered including:

  • Postal full sexual health screening
  • Possible Postal treatment for Chlamydia
  • Postal contraception including emergency contraception
  • Postal condom scheme

For more information go to http://www.axess.clinic


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