Mental Health & Wellbeing — Solihull Sixth Form College

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Academic Coaching

At Solihull Sixth Form College, we aim to create a positive environment where students feel safe to talk about their mental health and wellbeing. The transition to sixth form from secondary school, and from sixth form to higher education or employment, are significant moments in a young person’s life and we recognise that it can also be a stressful time. We also recognise that there is a link between positive mental health and wellbeing and attendance, attainment, confidence, resilience and progression and have support services students can access when they need them.

Mental Health First Aiders and Champions

Across the College staff have been trained to support students with their mental health. Students can get support from their Academic Coach, any member of the Senior Leadership Team and within every curriculum team.

Mental Health Lead

The College has also a Mental Health Lead, based in Blythe Level 7 (top floor), with whom students can book an appointment for support related to their mental health and wellbeing. The Mental Health Lead also offers daily drop-in sessions and group sessions.


The College offers a free and confidential counselling service based in the Malvern building providing support on any issues including work or exam stress, relationships with friends or family, anxiety or depression, or anything, however small, students would like to talk about.

Appointments can only be made via counselling email.

Waiting time varies depending on the time of year, however a counsellor will reply within a week and assessments offered as soon as possible.

The following policies are related to the Health & Wellbeing of students:

Health, Wellbeing & Fitness to Study Policy

College Position Statement – Promoting Resilience


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Case Studies

Sam Elliot

Sam Elliot joined the College from Light Hall School and chose to study A BTEC Extended Diploma course. Sam studied…

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