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This is an online system you can use to report any problems at College, at Home, with your family or friends or in the local community. There are also links for information and advice that you may find useful.

You can contact us by clicking on ’Make a Report'. You don't have to leave your name if you don't want to.
If you do leave your name, a college health and wellbeing officer will contact you.

“If you have any concerns for yourself or another person please speak to a member of staff in Programme Management”


Information and advice


Homelessness

Homelessness is having nowhere to live.
A runaway is someone who has run away or is seriously thinking about running away.

What is living on the streets like?
Living on the streets is very hard: you will be cold, hungry and in danger from other people. Being on the streets when you are young is dangerous.
Some of the problems you may face are:

  • Nowhere safe to sleep or rest.
  • No food or clean water.
  • Being at risk from dangerous or abusive people.
  • Not being able to wash yourself or your clothes.
  • Getting sick.
  • No money.
  • Being attacked or having your belongings stolen from you.

I feel like running away, what can I do?
If you are feeling unhappy or are being hurt by someone, running away will not make it better. You will have different problems if you run away and are on the streets. If you can talk to someone about how you feel such as a parent, Personal tutor, welfare officer they can help you find a way to solve your problems without you running away. If you can't talk to someone, or feel that they won't listen, you can speak to us through using the report button.

Social Networking

If YOU send a text message, voicemail, or email to anyone or ask someone to send it on your behalf and the message is nasty, abusive or mean and makes the person receiving it upset or worried...
THIS CAN AMOUNT TO BREAKING THE LAW!

If YOU send malicious lies about others in text messages or emails or any other method of communication (blogs)...
THIS CAN AMOUNT TO BREAKING THE LAW!

Cyber Bullying is using any form of technology to abuse or threaten another person. Examples include:

  • Sending harassing text messages
  • Making malicious/abusive phone calls
  • Taking a picture/video of people on mobiles and passing these around for amusement
  • Writing threatening e-mails
  • Being abusive in chat rooms
  • Writing nasty things about people in websites
  • Sending nasty instant messages
  • Breaking into someone’s e-mail account to send nasty messages to others
  • Standing by and watching others do any of the above
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Prevent

What is it?
Prevent aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism

It is part of the Government’s Counter Terrorism strategy. Radicalisation is defined as the process by which people come to support terrorism and violent extremism and, in some cases, to then participate in terrorist groups.

Extremism is the use of extreme behaviour to support a belief or ideology. Not all extremism is harmful or criminal, but sometimes those who behave in an extreme way, can go on to become terrorists.

Violent extremism is also linked to the far right, neo nazi and some animal rights movements.

The Cheshire Constabulary Prevent team in partnership with local authorities and other partnership agencies is working to stop people becoming or supporting terrorists.

This is being done through building stronger, safer communities.

There is no obvious profile of a person likely to become involved in extremism or a single indicator of when a person might move to adopt violence in support of extremist ideas.


Health

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We all know that eating right can help you maintain a healthy weight and avoid certain health problems, but your diet can also have a profound effect on your mood and sense of wellbeing. Studies have linked eating a typical Western diet—filled with processed meats, packaged meals, takeout food, and sugary snacks—with higher rates of depression, stress, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.

Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking meals at home, and reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, on the other hand, may help to improve mood and lower your risk for mental health issues. If you have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, eating well can even help to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.


Weapons

Gun and knife crime includes stabbing or shooting someone.
But it's also illegal to:

  • Carry a knife
  • Threaten someone with a knife or gun
  • Commit a crime with the use of a weapon - like a robbery
  • Commit a crime by pretending you have a real knife or gun

Some people carry weapons like knives and guns to feel protected, because of peer pressure or to feel powerful. If you have a weapon you might not always plan to use it - whether you use the weapon or not, it is still illegal.

Police have the power to stop and search you if they think you or your friends have a weapon. You could be arrested or go to prison for carrying, buying or selling a weapon.

Situations involving weapons can get out of control very easily and you might not have time to think about your actions. You might feel safe by carrying a weapon, but it's very dangerous.

If you carry a weapon, you are putting your life and your future in danger.


Hate Crime

hate crime

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:

  • Disability
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religion or belief
  • Sexual orientation
  • Transgender identity

This can be committed against a person or property.
A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.

The college is a Hate Crime reporting centre. If you want to report a Hate Crime, speak to one of the Health and Wellbeing officers or click on 'Make A Report' and we will support you.

Bullying

Many young people have experienced bullying – but they don't have to put up with it.
Bullying can take many forms, from teasing and spreading rumors, to pushing someone around and causing physical harm. It often happens in front of other people.
Bullying includes name calling, mocking, kicking, taking or messing around with people's belongings, writing or drawing offensive graffiti, gossiping, excluding people from groups, and threatening others.

LGBT

LGBT, or GLBT, is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender...

It may be used to refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non-cisgender, instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.


College Health & Wellbeing Officers

Meet the team


Avatar Anna Hopwood

Anna Hopwood

Kingsway Campus

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Avatar Helen Maddison

Helen Maddison

Cronton Campus

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Avatar Vicky Jones

Vicky Jones

Kingsway Campus

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Avatar Jayme Barker

Jayne Barker

Cronton Campus

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If you are looking for advice on all matters Mental Health & Wellbeing such as:

- ANXIETY
- DEPRESSION
- STRESS
- EXAM STRESS
- LOW SELF-ESTEEM

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