Coleg Y Cymoedd

Support for Learners

Student Welfare and Wellbeing

There are Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officers based on each Coleg y Cymoedd. Student Welfare and Wellbeing teams can support learners with personal issues including housing, benefits, mental/sexual health and relationships.

These are the contact details for each Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officer:-

Aberdare and Rhondda:
Staff: Laura Wilson.
Telephone: 01685 887509 / 01443 663230 / 07967 676080
Email: laura.wilson@cymoedd.ac.uk

Nantgarw:
Staff: Elaine Griffiths and Emma Johns
Telephone 01443 663036 / 01443 663361 / 07966 151151
Email: elaine.griffiths@cymoedd.ac.uk / emma.johns@cymoedd.ac.uk

Ystrad Mynach:
Staff: Helena Vickery
Telephone 01443 816888 (extension 4167) / 07779 792159
Email: helena.vickery@cymoedd.ac.uk

To arrange an appointment with a Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officer, please use the contact details above to contact the Officer at the campus that you are studying on.

For more information on the Welfare and Wellbeing services, please click here

Referral Service

Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officers are able to signpost you to wide range of specialist agencies including:- Sexual Health, Housing, Mental Health, Financial Support, Substance Misuse, Domstic Abuse, Bullying and much more.

Welfare and Wellbeing Officers are also able to offer extra support to learners who are Carers (those who care for a family member with a disability, illness, mental health difficulties or problems with drug and alcohol)

Available at Nantgarw campus: a Drug and Alcohol service provided by TEDS, available every Wednesday 10am-2pm

 

Sexual Health Drop-In Service

At each campus, a weekly Sexual Health Drop-In Service exists where learners can access free condoms, pregnancy testing together with contraception, information and sexual health advice.

Services differ on each campus, please see below details

Aberdare
Monday 12.00 – 13.30pm

Cwm Taff Nurse Practitioner is available offering Chlamydia testing, pregnancy testing, Emergency Hormone Contraception and advice and information regarding all sexual health matters.

Nantgarw
Monday 8.30am – 14.00pm

Cwm Taff Nurse Practitioner is available offering Chlamydia testing, pregnancy testing, Emergency Hormone Contraception and sexual health/contraception advice and information.

Rhondda
Thursday 8.45am – 11.00am
Cwm Taff Nurse Practitioner is available offering Chlamydia testing, pregnancy testing, Emergency Hormone Contraception and advice and information regarding all sexual health matters.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 12.00 – 13.00 Student Welfare Officer drop-in service (offering condoms, pregnancy testing and advice and information)

Ystrad Mynach
Wednesday from 12.30 – 15.30pm
Gwent C-Card drop-in scheme is available (this service offers condoms, pregnancy testing, advice and information)

Foodbank Voucher Scheme

Coleg y Cymoedd work with local Foodbanks in order to support learners who experience food poverty.  Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officers are able to assess Foodbank applicants and supply vouchers for those eligible.

For more information please contact a Student Welfare and Wellbeing Officer.

Young Carers and Young Adult Carers Support

Young Carers

Young Carers are children and young people under 18 who provide or intend to provide care for a sick or disabled parent, adult or sibling.

Young Carers carry out significant caring and household tasks which can lead to limited opportunities, education problems, health and emotional difficulties.

Young Adult Carer

A Young Adult Carer is someone aged 18-25 years who look after a family member, a relative, friend or neighbour, who without their help would not manage because of illness, age or disability.

How we can help

At Coleg y Cymoedd, we have a dedicated Carers Champion who can help and provide advice to any learners who are Young Carers or Young Adult Carers.

The Carers Champion is Laura Wilson, she can be contacted using the contact details above.

For more information, visit Rhondda Cynon Taf’s website

Young Carers - http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/ChildrenandFamilies/YoungCarersSupport/YoungCarersSupport.aspx

Young Adult Carers - http://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Resident/AdultsandOlderPeople/Caringforotherpeople/YoungAdultCarers.aspx

 

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