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Student Mentor Team

Learning Mentor Team at Brighton MET

The Learning Mentor team are a dedicated team working within curriculum areas to support all 16-19 core funded students, particularly focusing on those who need extra mentoring and support, to help them achieve their full potential, by;

The team is headed by Helen Richards, the Lead Learning Mentor reporting to Nasim Shakoori, Student Services Manager. Helen oversees the team comprising of Steph Hayward, Dawn Everton, Melissa Ridley, James Treadell, Sarah Robinson and Rebecca Grinyer. Each curriculum area has a designated Mentor. These Mentors are based either in PT6.02c (Central Campus) or the Student Centre (East Campus) for referrals as well as providing a drop-in service for all students.


Benefits, budgeting and financial support

The Learning Mentor Team can give you information, advice and guidance on the following topics, referring you on to specialist agencies when necessary:

Budgeting
Benefits
Severe financial hardship
Course related costs (equipment, travelling in to college etc)
Opening a bank account


And one last thing.....
If you haven't found the information you need, then don't forget you can still come and speak to your Learning Mentor at either Central or East Campus and we can discuss your welfare needs individually.

 

Student Services at City College Brighton & Hove Facebook page


General welfare services

Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau

Youth Advice Centre

Young People's Centre

Thesite.org

Brighton Women's Centre

Directory of specialist welfare services

Benefits, budgeting and financial support 

The Student Mentoring Team can give you information, advice and guidance on the following topics, referring you on to specialist agencies when necessary:

Also check out our Financial Assistance area here to find out about college bursaries.

Money Advice & Community Support - 'MACS'

The Money Advice Service - 'MAS'

TheSite.Org

 

Drugs and alcohol 

Alcohol Brief Intervention Service

Free and confidential advice and information so you can make informed choices about your drinking.

E-mail: spnt.bis@nhs.net

T: Rita Figueiredo - 07717863183, Jude Lynch - 07738994907

 

Pavilions drug & alcohol services (over 18’s)

Pavilions main referral hub & East access point
Drop-in: Mon – Fri 10am - 4pm, Thurs 10-7pm, Sat 10-1pm.
Address: Richmond House, Richmond Road, BN2 3RL
t: 01273 731 900 / Freephone 0800 014 9819
e: info@pavilions.org.uk

Pavilions LGBT Worker – Gary Smith supports anyone who identifies as LGBT and wants help to reduce or stop their substance use.
t: 07884 476 634
e: gsmith@pavilions.org.uk
 

Pavilions Education, Training & Volunteer Coordinator – Chris Smith
t: 07775 551554
e: csmith@pavilions.org.uk

Pavilions Families & Carers Team & West access point – support for the family and loved ones affected by someone else’s substance misuse.
Address: 9 The Drive, Hove, BN3 3JE
t: 01273 680714
e: familyandcarers@pavilions.org.uk

Pavilions Women’s Service - women-only drop in including needle exchange services (Friday afternoons 2.30pm - 4.30pm) & crèche facilities.
Address: 11 Richmond Place, Brighton, BN2 9NA
t: 01273 696970
e: info@pavilions.org.uk


Pavilions Needle Exchange – support & equipment for safer injecting, advice for illicit drugs, NPS and steroids.
Opening times: Mon – Fri 10am – 4:30pm (For services outside of these times see list of pharmacies that provide needle exchange http://pavilions.org.uk/services/treatment-recovery-options/ Needle Exchange section.
Address: Pavilions Needle Exchange is based at Arch Healthcare, Morley Street & 33 Grand Parade.Look at the website for where to go and when.
t: 07919 397421
e: frocha@pavilions.org.uk

 

Alternative services:

RU-OK?

 

Housing

Sussex Central YMCA housing drop-in

Brighton Housing Trust

 

Information and support for carers

The Carers Centre/ Young Carers Project

Film from Young Carer's Project

 

General health

NHS 111 for non-emercency advice

 

Refugees and asylum seekers

Refugee amd Asylum Seekers Project (RASP)

 

Sexual health

SWISH - Information on sexual health services in Brighton and Hove

Claude Nicol Centre

 

Mental health

City College counselling service

BEAT/ Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Right Here

E-motion online counselling service

 

Students with children

Brighton & Hove Family Information Service

Brighton & Hove Parenting Team

 

LGBTU students

Brighton & Hove LGBT Switchboard

Allsorts

 

And one last thing.....

If you haven't found the information you need, then don't forget you can still come and speak to your Student Mentor at either Pelham, Preston or CCE and we can discuss your Welfare needs individually.