Award Crest
York College

Updated 20th February 2017

For York College Students :- What to do if?

• You are being bullied

Tell a member of staff. This could be your progress tutor or another member of staff who you trust.
If you need somebody to talk to, complete a Counselling referral form and hand in to the InfoZone for referral to the Counselling Service. A Personal Advisor (Intensive Support) may also work with and support you.  

• You have a mental health issue

Talk to your progress tutor about any support needs you have.   You possibly need a referral to the Learning Support Team.  Alternatively, if you need somebody to talk to, complete the Counselling referral form and hand in to the InfoZone for referral to the Counselling Service. A wide range of self help material, useful websites and further information is available on the Counselling pages of the intranet, self help leaflets are also available in the InfoZone.

• You think you are pregnant

Go to the InfoZone and visit the York College Sexual Health Drop In clinic 12 noon till 2pm on Monday. If you need to see somebody more urgently, visit your GP, local family planning clinic or the GUM Clinic at Monkgate.  You can also access Reflect Emergency Pregnancy Service in York, for advice and support.

• You have a drug or alcohol issue or are affected by a close family member who has a drug or alcohol issue.

Lifeline provides substance misuse support. See more information on the Health Hub pages of the intranet.

• You have a sexual health issue

For emergency contraception, STI screening etc., go to the Sexual Health Clinic in the InfoZone (12 noon till 2pm Monday only), or GP/Family Planning/GUM Clinic at Monkgate at all other times.

• You feel in danger or at serious risk from someone or something

Speak to a trusted member of staff, such as a Progress Tutor, who will then involve a college Safeguarding specialist for advice and support. You can access the Safeguarding Officer yourself via the InfoZone or HelpZone.   Alternatively This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the dedicated email address and is monitored between 9am - 5.00pm Monday-Friday if you would prefer to email your concern about you or somebody you know.  Useful link for help and support: yorksurvivalguide.co.uk

• You have a family/relationship issue

Complete an IPA Referral for Support form and hand in to InfoZone; you will normally be contacted within 48 hours and will be referred to the Intensive Personal Adviser who will offer emotional support and refer onto other agencies as appropriate.  See more information on the Homelessness pages of the intranet.

• You are homeless

Complete the IPA Referral for Support form and hand in to InfoZone; you will normally be contacted within 48 hours and referred to the Intensive Personal Adviser who will offer ongoing support and link in with the appropriate housing services. See more information on the Homelessness pages  of the intranet.

If you have nowhere to sleep for the night, come to the InfoZone for immediate external referral.

• You require accommodation (but you are not homeless)/or wish to change accommodation.

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

• You have changed your contact details.

Go to the InfoZone to complete a Change of Details form.

• You have problems with transport to college

Go to the InfoZone to discuss transport options and if appropriate funding for your travel costs.

• You have forgotten or lost your money for lunch or bus fare home

Go to the InfoZone to request an emergency loan, which you will be expected to repay.

• You have lost your ID card

Go to the Finance Desk in the InfoZone to pay £5 for a new card (printed in the InfoZone).

• You want careers or UCAS advice

Check the Careers and Higher Education/UCAS section of the intranet or go to the InfoZone for help and advice and to book a careers appointment.

• You require a council tax exemption certificate

Go to the InfoZone for advice.

•You wish to make a complaint

Go to the InfoZone for a complaints form.

Useful Information

yor-zone -  find out about things to do across the City,  people who can help you about a whole range of issues. Opportunities for you to volunteer, get experience and get involved in your community. There is information about inclusive opportunities for young people with a disability or additional need. Futures4me is also included, and tells you everything you need to know about options, careers, education and training.

Young People's Survival Guide to York - lots of information that is York-based, has advice and guidance on rights; health; being a parent; relationships; homelessness; learning; employment; money; benefits; and much more. 

The Mix  - Online guide for young people with advice and support on life issues.

www.citizensadvice.org.uk - Citizens Advice website.

www.stophateuk.org - Stop hate Crime 24 hour Help Line 0800 138 1625

www.becomecharity.org.uk - provides help, support and advice to children in care and young care leavers so that they can unleash their potential and take control of their lives.

 

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