Connect with people around you. With family, friends colleagues and neighbours. At home, work school or in your local community.
The College has an Employee Assistance Programme, Care First, which is able to provide advice on a wide range of topics and also offers a 24 hour telephone counselling service. Here is a link to their website or, alternatively, their contact number is 0800 174 319.
Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health charities, organisations and support groups may be able to help:
If you feel like you need help to manage your emotions, Mind has a free guided self-help service for people in Wales:
I have been employed by Bridgend College for over 20 years. In that time I have educated and hopefully inspired over 2000 learners. I undeniably ‘live the dream’ in my role as Lecturer in Equine Studies. Bridgend College is a very good employer, always willing to support my career development and progression.
Proud to be a part of Bridgend College, it served me well when I studied my apprenticeship here. Glad I can pass on my expertise to present and future generations.