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Mental Health Awareness Week - 13th May until 19th May

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Mental Health Awareness Week - 13th May until 19th May
by Lorraine Laurent - Monday, 13 May 2019, 3:38 PM

Dear students,

Today is the start of Mental Health Awareness Week which runs from 13th until the 19th May. There are a range of organisations offering mental health and wellbeing advice, guidance and support.



Mind, the mental health charity, works to improve the lives of people suffering from mental health problems.  We are here to make sure anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Get in touch via or call 020 8964 1333


Kooth Online Counselling Support for under 18's.

Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.


Qwell Online counselling and emotional wellbeing service for adults

Qwell is a lifeline for many adults in need of mental health support. People may be struggling with social determinants such as smoking, bad housing or unemployment which may be playing a major role in their wellbeing. Some are carers and some are living with entrenched problems or long-term conditions. Others are coping with anxiety or depression.

You can access both Kooth and Qwell free online or by downloading an app. The service has online counsellors until 10pm each evening 365 days a year.

For information visit 



Mental health info for young people


KCC Counsellor and Learning Coaches

We have a qualified Counsellor working across both campuses at KCC. His name is Mark Van Gogh and he is accessible to you should you wish to access his support. You can also speak to a Learning Coach of which there are two.

Corey Simms and Natalie Sinclair work across both campuses on a day rota basis.

They are available at the following days and times:



Monday          9.15am until 4.30pm  

Tuesday         9.15am until 4.30pm  

Wednesday    9.15am until 4.30pm  

Thursday       9.15am until 4.30pm  

Friday             9.15am until 4.30pm  



Kensington, Room WG08 or Chelsea, Reception Point


Make your mental health a priority!

The Student Experience Team