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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.

carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these mental health charities, organisations and support groups may be able to help:

nhs.uk/Mental health helplines

If you feel like you need help to manage your emotions, Mind has a free guided self-help service for people in Wales:

mind.org.uk/get-involved/active-monitoring-sign-up

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.