Health & Wellbeing

Student Counselling

North West Regional College provides a counselling service for students. Counselling takes place between a professional helper (Counsellor) and somebody who can benefit from insight into how they might differently manage those issues which are causing them concern. It involves talking, listening, questioning and challenging.

How do I access the College Student Counselling Service?

Drop into any of the College’s Student Services offices and ask for an appointment or e-mailcounselling@nwrc.ac.uk.

You will then be contacted by a member of the Student Counselling Service.

Who can I talk to?

For course related issues contact your Tutor or a member of the Course Team. If you are having personal issues contact Student Services. If you require Counselling contact the College Counselling Services via the Student Services Office or directly as indicated on your Student Diary.

What can I talk about?
Course Team:
  • If you need general help/advice in relation your academic studies
  • If you feel like you are a victim of bullying / harassment
  • Feeling lonely or isolated
  • Stressed with Exams
  • Fear of Failure
  • Academic Concerns
  • Discrimination
  • Cyber-Bullying

Student Services & Learning Link Staff

  • Careers & Employability options
  • Somebody to talk to
  • Learning Difficulty’s
  • Finance & Debt Concerns
  • Crisis Support
  • Personal Problems
  • Fear of Failure
  • Housing Support
  • General help & Advice
  • Academic concerns you aren’t comfortableaddressing with your course team
  • School Aged Mothers
  • Discrimination
  • Cyber-Bullying
Safeguarding Officer / NWRCCounselling Service

• Abuse (Physical, Mental, Emotional, Sexual, Exploitation, Neglect)

• Alcohol/Drug Problems
• Anxiety
• Bereavement
• Child Sexual Exploitation

• Compulsive Behaviour

• Concerns about Sexuality/Gender

• Crisis Intervention
• Criminal Behaviour
• Depression• Domestic Violence
• Eating Disorders
• Panic Attacks
• Parental Divorce/Separation

• Self-Harming Behaviour

• Social Isolation & Phobias

• Suicidal Thoughts
• Unplanned Pregnancy

Eating Well

Eating well is an important part of staying healthy and feeling your best. To make sure that you make the most of your time at NWRC College, you need to look after your physical health by eating well.

Having an unhealthy diet may impact how well you do in classes and in exams but eating well has the potential to positively influence your academic performance. Eating well will help to improve both your physical and mental wellbeing.

Fitness Fun @ NWRC

The Walk Your Way to Fitness programme will begin at each NWRC campus Monday 10th September at lunchtime.

Walking is a great way to ease your way into a fitness programme and have fun into the bargain. Everyone will have the opportunity to walk as far as they want twice a week and after eight weeks you can progress to our ‘Skipathon Challenge’ or you can continue on the walking programme.

On completion of the Skipathon a special medal will be awarded to all participants. So, why not have fun on your way to fitness at NWRC

Tips to stay Healthy!

• Don’t skip breakfast

It’s the most important meal of the day

• Drink plenty of water

• Get enough sleep

• Get active!

• Limit your intake of stimulants

Caffeine, alcohol and refined sugar are a few to limit in your diet

 

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic

Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) Clinic provides young people with a confidential, non-judgmental service that aims to help with aspects of your sexual health.

If you are concerned you may have a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), they provide check-ups, advice, guidance and tests / treatment including: specialist HIV clinics, free condoms and Emergency Hormonal contraception.

Clinic Opening Hours

Genitourinary Medicine, Anderson House

Glenshane Road Derry~Londonderry BT47 1SB
Tel: 028 7161 1269

Walk-in Service:

  • Monday
    Registration from 8:45am (limited spaces)
  • Friday
    Registration from 8:45am (limited spaces)
Appointments:
  • Monday: 2:00 – 3:45pm, 4:15 – 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:45 – 11:55am
  • Thursday: 8:45 – 11:30am, 1:30 – 3:30pm

Omagh Sexual Health Clinic

Outpatients Department Tyrone County Hospital Omagh, BT79 0AP
Tel: 028 7161 1269

Appointments:

• Monday: 2:00 – 3:45pm, 4:15 – 6:00pm

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Contraception and Sexual Health (CASH)

Contraception and sexual health clinics are a free and confidential service offering sexual health information and advice, all methods of contraception, emergency contraception, education, counselling, STI screening, smears and pregnancy testing.

 

Appointments can be made at the following clinic locations by contacting the relevant telephone numbers:

Clinic Opening Hours

Brae Clinic (Waterside) 028 7132 1758

  • Monday: 9:30am – 12noon
  • Tuesday: 9:30am – 12noon; 2:00 – 4pm
  • Wednesday: 9:30am – 12noon; 2:00 – 4pm
  • Thursday: 9:30am – 12noon
  • Friday: 9:30am – 12noonLimavady Health Centre, 02871 32 1758 • Wednesday: 2:00 – 4pm
    Strabane Health Centre, 02871 32 1758

• Thursday: 2:00 – 4pm

South West Acute Hospital, 028 6638 2693 • Tuesday: 9:30am – 12noon
Omagh Health Centre, 028 8283 5536

• Monday: 9:30am – 12noon
• Tuesday: 9:30am – 12noon; 2:00 – 4:30pm

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Young Persons Sexual Health Drop-in Clinic (for those aged 25 and under)

Brae Clinic, Waterside

Monday and Friday: 2:30am – 4:30pm

Limavady Health Centre

Wednesday: 3:30 – 4:30pm

Strabane Health Centre

Thursday: 3:30 – 4:30pm

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