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Our dedicated staff are here to offer practical help and advice to students throughout their time at College. There are lots of support services available for students to access should they require additional mental health and wellbeing support.

Counselling and Wellbeing Team

Bury College is committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safe working environment for all. Our student’s safety and welfare is of the utmost importance and will be protected whether learning is taking place on or off the Bury College premises.

At Bury College we have a dedicated Counselling and Wellbeing team. Our staff are on-hand to support students with issues such as stress, anxiety, personal relationships, gender identity as well as general health and wellbeing.

Meet the team:

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Kirsty Mcnally

Mental Health and Wellbeing Advisor

Adele Williams - College Counsellor

Adele Williams

College Counsellor

Jessica Marriott - Counsellor

Jessica Marriott

College Counsellor

Mark Mahon

Marc McMahon

Safeguarding and Prevent Manager

Support available and how to access it

Our Counselling and Wellbeing team has plenty of resources to help our students manage and improve their overall mood and mental health. There are two main types of support available at Bury College. The first is our informal support provision:

  • Available as and when required, either through pre-booked appointments or via drop ins
  • To discuss low-level emotional difficulties that are having a negative impact on your wellbeing
  • Focused around setting goals/targets, and helping you put in place your own self-help strategies

Our specialised Counselling service is also available:

  • Focuses on more complex mental health difficulties
  • Explores your emotions and experiences in more depth
  • Led by you

Both of these services can be accessed via a self-referral on our internal systems, or by contacting our Counselling and Wellbeing Team directly. Support and advice is available on a one-to-one basis, through groupwork sessions and through weekly drop in sessions.

Our students are also able to access support from our Pastoral Team, Student Services, or our Autism Spectrum Coordinator. Our Multi-Faith Chaplains are also available to talk to you about various issues such as homelessness, equality, self-esteem, body image, social media, and beliefs. Our Counselling and Wellbeing team is also able to refer our students on to more specialised local or national support services.

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We are here to help you.