Health and Wellbeing
Health and Wellbeing are important to us at Richard Huish College. We aim to do everything reasonably possible to provide students with the information, services and support they may need to have a happy and healthy time at college, to do well in exams and succeed in achieving their future plans.
Huish Health is available for students to drop into Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes in H6:
- open access
- walk in
- no appointment necessary
- free and confidential
Huish Health provides students with the support and services they may need whilst at college. It is a drop-in centre where students can get a wide range of information, advice and support on any health issue or anything affecting their wellbeing run by Clare Pinney Student Services (Health).
Students can speak privately to the health team about any concerns they may have. The team can sign-post students to other health services, liaise with GPs and other health professionals if necessary.
Huish Health provides:
- general health advice, support and information
- de-stress strategies
- help with sleep problems
- anger management
- diet and nutrition
- information and advice on sexual health
- C-card scheme - free condoms
- chlamydia screening - postal kits available from Huish Health
- support to stop smoking
- drug and alcohol advice
- personal safety and police liaison
Medical Care provided by the College First Aiders
The college has a team of qualified First Aiders to help support and advise students. If students are unwell or sustain an injury whilst in college, they can contact the Duty First Aider via Reception.
We provide a confidential service to all students. They can tell others about their visit but we won't. The only reason we might have to consider passing on confidential information would be to protect the student or someone else from serious harm. We would always try to discuss this with the student first.
For advice contact
Clare Pinney - Student Services (Health)
on 01823 320800