West Berkshire Training Consortium
Health and Well Being
WBTC is committed to supporting the Health and Well-being of its all its learners. We provide a number of support services to help you stay well and enjoy your time with us.
WBTC works in partnership with Time To Talk. Their objective is to promote the moral and social wellbeing of young people, particularly 14-21 year olds, through one-to-one non-judgmental counselling.
They have a dedicated team of over 20 professional, qualified counsellors who can you can talk to about anything and everything; including relationships, depression, exam worries, leaving school, and drugs so if you feel that personal issues or training is affecting you we can always help.
We want to ensure you are safe at all times. Our Safeguarding officers play an important role in keeping you safe and are always there to support you, or any learner at risk or having problems. Contact reception on 01635 35975 and ask for a member of our Safeguarding Team or email us at Ed@wbtc-uk.com
Lots of our programmes, especially those for 16-18 year olds include elements about Health and Well-being subjects to help you make informed choices. These vary on a termly basis but may include Healthy Eating, Managing Finance, Sexual Health, Drugs and Alcohol sessions. We sometimes bring in external speakers to cover certain topics too.
Newbury town chaplains are a team of people from local churches who are clearly identified by blue “chaplain” gilets. Although a chaplain is a person of faith, they are not there to talk about religion but to listen to whatever you want to talk about. We can help access this service for you, perhaps you need to talk about a moral or spiritual issue, need support in times of sadness or bereavement or simply provide a different perspective on life. There is also a quiet room located on 1st floor of WBTC for prayer, reflection or just personal time out.
1 IN 10 YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS
Whether you are experiencing mental health issues, you are worried about someone else, or you are interested in how to stay mentally healthy, there are lots of different ways you can look after your mental health and find support. A good online resource for help, advice and guidance on this subject can be found at rethink.org. Click here to visit their website.