Letting us know you need help is perfectly normal and we believe all of our team should be able to talk freely about their mental health and wellbeing.
If you’re worried about your mental health and wellbeing there are a number of things you can do:
- Get support
If there’s a friend, family member or colleague that you can trust, talking things through with them can sometimes help.
You can also reach out to Student Support who are here to speak to any students who would like support, or just to simply have a chat. You can book an appointment with an advisor via the team's moodle page and/or attend a virtual drop-in session on Mondays from 10am-12pm, Wednesdays from 3.30pm-5.30pm and Fridays from 1pm-3pm.
If you are in immediate danger or seriously injured, please call 999 (or 112 from a mobile).
Trade unions are organised groups of workers who come together to support each other in the workplace. There are a number of trade unions in our industry including TCU, TUC and NTU and you can contact them to see what support they can provide.
You can make an anonymous disclosure which will allow us to investigate mental wellbeing concerns in particular areas of the college.
Get support -
Emergency phone number: 999
TogetherAll: An online service, which is there to help support your mental health with 24h a day support, every day of the year. If you would like to chat to a mental health professional you can do this by pressing the ‘ask a wall guide’ button.
CIC: As an RCA student you also have access to a 24/7 counselling helpline providing psychological and emotional support. You can call them on 0800 085 1376 or, if calling from outside the UK: +44 207 938 0963
Student Minds: One to one support for whatever challenges you are facing.
Samaritans: Helpline open every day of the year, 24h a day. Call 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (response within 24h)
Papyrus: A helpline open from 9:00 am to 12:00pm, every day of the year.
Mind UK: If something is worrying you and you want advice, you can call Mind between 9:00 and 18:00 Monday to Friday. Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s day. Call their information line on 0300 123 3393