Well-being

This page contains support information for students and parents.

Student Support

Parent Support

Support for students

You may find the following sources supportive in times of need.

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing. Find out more here.

Think Ninja is a free mental health app that offers students tips and advice on coping in times of need. We have a dedicated page about this app here.

COVID specific concerns are covered here on their website.

Call, log on for instant chat or email. This is always answered by trained counsellors. Calls are free from all mobile networks.

Hounslow Youth Counselling Service offer free support to 11-25 year olds. Just pick up the phone to HYCS to request free 1-2-1 counselling support if you are 11-25 and live, study or work in Hounslow Borough. Call us on 020 8568 1818 or find out more from their website.

If you need urgent help text  85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus

Information, support and signposting service for young people under 25 on sexual health. Also run a confidential enquiry service via the Brook website.

Honest information about drugs and drug use.

Call 0300 123 6600 Call FRANK 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Text 82111. Text a question and FRANK will text you back.

0808 808 2008 (Area served London)

Helpline providing culturally sensitive support to Muslim youth under the age of 25. Outreach services including family mediation, face to face counselling and befriending. See www.myh.org.uk for more information.

Runaway Helpline is here if you are thinking about running away. You can also contact the Helpline if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.You can call or text for free, 24 hours a day. It’s all confidential.

Support for parents

You may find the following sources supportive in times of need.

Foodbanks

Feltham

Feltham Food Bank  (Sun 09:30 – 11:30)

Eldridge House, 102 Hounslow Road, Feltham, TW14 0AX

07448 831 297

felthamfoodbank@gmail.com

Feltham

Food Storehouse (Thu 10:00 – 12:30 Term Time only Sat 10:00 – 12:00)

Riverside Vineyard Church, Air Park Way, Feltham, TW13 7LX

020 8890 2626

office@riversidevineyard.com

Hounslow

St Paul’s Church Food Bank (Wed 10:00 – 11:30)

Bath Road, Hounslow West, TW3 3DA

020 8581 5537

foodbank@stpaulshw.org.uk

Isleworth

Bridgelink Food Bank (Thu 09:30 – 11:30)

Bridgelink Community Centre, Summerwood Road, Isleworth, TW7 7QR

020 8891 6820

ivyfoodbank@vineyardcommunity.org

Brentford

Hounslow Community Foodbox (Tue to Fri 10:00 – 13:00 Sat 10:00 – 12:00)

Brickfield Community Centre, Brickfield Close, Brentford TW8 8JN

07718 263 614 or 07850 402 419

info@hounslowfoodbox.org.uk

Money Advice

Call 0808 808 4000 for free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Free and easy to use online debt advice service (charity) from National Debtline. It will give you a personalised action plan to manage your debts and help get rid of the stress that goes with them.

The pension service provides a wide range of information about the state pension, pension credits, winter fuel payments and related benefits. Call 0800 731 7898.

Debt management plan (DMP); Individual voluntary arrangement (IVA); Debt relief order (DRO); Bankruptcy; Equity release; Mortgages.

0800 138 1111 – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on Saturday

Source of affordable credit, without the need for personal guarantees; friendly and personal customer service of the highest standard.

0208 756 3865 Monday – Friday, 8 – 4 (closed after 12 noon on Wednesdays)

Free and impartial money advice

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