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The College's Student Services and Wellbeing teams create a happy and healthy environment for students and staff to study, learn and work. Student Services is the hub for all support, advice and guidance services whether you want personal and emotional support, or help applying for university, finding accommodation or funding.

A dedicated team supporting students

Mental health: 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.

Counselling support: 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.

Personal support: 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.

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Student Services can help you throughout your time at College, from support settling into a new environment to university applications later on. Just call into see us at any time during the day.

Caroline Keech - Student Services Team Leader

linked to support networks

drop-in group and one-to-one appointments can support with:

  • LGBTQ issues

  • Young carers, children in care and 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)

Local and National Support Services

The College's Student Services Team has put together a helpful list of national services that are available to support students and their families.

The Children's Commissioner has launched a parent and carer guide 'The things I wish my parents had known...' which draws together advice from 16-21-year-olds on how parents should manage tricky conversations around sexual harassment and access to inappropriate content, including pornography.

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.

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.

Find details about all activities and events on Facebook and Twitter.

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I am encouraging staff and students to take a look at the HWS timetable and see where they can switch up the weekly routine. We have everything from a stress releasing boxing or fitness session, to a ‘knit and natter’ or a quick mindfulness meditation during a coffee break. There should be something for everyone!

Sheona Cornes - HWS Team Leader

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