We have full-time qualified advisers dedicated to offering students and staff advice and support on mental health issues. Appointments can be made through Student Services or by contacting the mental health advisers directly. For Truro campus, email Sarah Hodder at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Penwith, contact Suzanne Mansfield at email@example.com.
Some students, whilst studying, may experience emotional and personal issues that need to be shared with a qualified counsellor. We offer a professional counselling service for students to help you explore situations causing concern. Contact Student Services for more information, or email:
If there are any issues that you need advice on or support with, such as anxiety, relationships or drugs and alcohol, you can see a personal adviser trained in welfare support. They can also advise on benefits and other matters. For more information, contact Student Services.
At Truro and Penwith College we work with a range of external organisations in order to support staff and students with a wide range of difficulties, issues and barriers that may present themselves during your studies.
Drop-in sessions as well as group and one-to-one appointments can be made to support with:
- LGBTQ issues;
- young carers;
- children in care;
- care leavers;
- Find Your Way Cornwall (housing, finances, benefits and more);
- YZUP (drugs and alcohol support) and Addaction (support with addiction);
- Penhaligon’s Friends (bereavement counselling);
- CAMHS and CMHT (mental health support);
- sexual health (Truro College Clinics, Brook, WCH, HUB Treliske, Willow Centre, CRASAC).
Contact Student Services for further information.
The College has been given the opportunity to take part in a project that will run jointly between schools/colleges and Devon and Cornwall Police.
Operation Encompass is the reporting to schools and colleges, prior to the start of the next college day, when a child or young person has been exposed to, or involved in, any domestic incident.
Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the college staff, known as a Key Adult, is trained to allow them to liaise with the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence, while ensuring that the college is able to make provision for possible difficulties experienced by young people, or their families, who have been involved in, or exposed to, a domestic abuse incident.
We are keen to offer the best support possible to all our students and we believe this will be extremely beneficial for all those involved.
Health, wellbeing and sport
Truro and Penwith College is committed to providing diverse and fully inclusive recreational activities alongside the Sports Academy provision for every single student. We are passionate about offering a whole range of activities that will slot perfectly into students’ timetables and ultimately help them achieve their academic and personal goals. Our promise is to make promoting health and wellbeing throughout campus our priority.
We run an exclusive range of activities, which include drop-in lunchtime sessions that are available for students to pop into and relax and socialise with friends. Other opportunities include attending exercise classes, getting motivated at the gym before lectures or catching the female-only swim and fitness classes.
Sports Maker and Activators
The Truro and Penwith College Sports Maker oversees a team of Activators who ensure the deliverance of the national award-winning Health, Wellbeing and Sports programme and focus on motivating and engaging students.
This outstanding programme has been developed through consultation with Sport England, Association of Colleges Sport, College Student Council, Cornwall Sports Partnership and many national governing bodies for sport.
The Foundation Studies department specialises in the areas of profound and multiple learning difficulties, autism, severe and moderate learning difficulties, sensory processing and working with disengaged learners. We treat every student as unique, ensuring they receive the highest standard of education.
Our range of courses will help you to gain skills for personal progression – whether it’s accessing mainstream education or developing independent living skills. Call 01872 267000 to find out more information about Specialist Support.
Contact our (SEN) Coordinators - Tamsin Merritt 01872 267153 and Theresa Edwards 01872 267031