Financial advice including Learner Support Fund, Financial Support, Student Loans
Personal Progress Coaches
While you are a student at Furness College, you will be supported by a Personal Progress Coach (PPC) who will work closely with the Student Services team. They will help you settle into College life and overcome any difficulties that may arise. They will also keep an eye on your attendance and academic progress and identify if you need any help.
Personal Support and Wellbeing
If you are experiencing difficulties, you can talk to us confidentially and we will provide the necessary support. We have a counselling service available for students and work closely with external agencies on health and welfare issues.
The College is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment for all students, staff, Governors and visitors.
If you are a Furness College student or apprentice and are experiencing any of the following issues please call our Helpline on 01229-825017 available 09.00-16.00 Monday-Friday
Mental well being
We are also providing drop-in sessions for those students/apprentices who are dealing with any of these welfare issues. Available Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 10.00-15.00 from Monday 11 January onwards.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. Beat exists to end the pain and suffering caused by eating disorders. Beat is a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
First Step is part of Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and provides free, talking therapies to adults (18+) in Cumbria. First Step can help with a range of common mental health problems including mild to moderate depression, anxiety disorders (such as chronic worry, panic attacks, health anxiety and obsessions), mild bulimia, anger or sleep problems.
Inspira is a leading career management and personal development organisation operating in the North West of England. Inspira’s mission is to empower young people and adults with the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential in life and work.
LGBThq is Cumbria’s home for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and other information & advice services, community centre, anti-bullying campaigning, 3rd party hate crime reporting centre, conference facility, meeting space and hot-desking offices. The HQ acts as a central hub for several not-for-profit organisations.
Qwell is a lifeline for many adults in need of mental health support.
The picture is complicated: people may be struggling with social determinants such as smoking, bad housing or unemployment which may be playing a major role in their wellbeing. Some are carers and some are living with entrenched problems or long-term conditions. Others are coping with anxiety or depression.
Qwell is an easily accessed prevention and treatment service.
Free to use, it represents an extension to traditional IAPT support, with a strong focus on recovery and prevention and offering pre-assessment care.