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Safeguarding and supporting you

If you are suffering from bullying, violence or abuse of any kind, please don’t keep quiet, you can talk to one of our designated safeguarding officers

The Designated Safeguarding Officers are accessible during office hours. We don’t have a 24 hour service available but these other help lines are here for you to contact out of office hours.

Download the app Hub of Hope – the country’s first mental health database which brings help and support together in one place.

Friendly, confidential drugs advice Frank0300 123 6600

For help and urgent emotional support – The Samaritans Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley direct number  0330 094 5717

The sexual Health line0300 123 7123

Housing Advice Shelter0808 800 4444

Mental Health NHS – 111

KOOTH – Online Mental Wellbeing Community –

Qwell – Online emotional wellbeing and mental health support –

Andy’s Man Club – A men’s suicide prevention charity, offering free-to-attend peer-to-peer support groups across the United Kingdom and online –

Lancashire or 07788295521

Brook Counselling Services for 13-24 year olds – 07824164271

Blackburn with Darwen’s Sexual Health and wellbeing service01254 268700

Apprentice Wellbeing Advisors

You may, at some time, have a problem that is either work related or personal, which you feel you cannot discuss with your Supervisor/Career Development Adviser. It often helps to talk it through with someone else.

If you wish to discuss your problem in confidence, then our Apprentice Wellbeing Advisors, Ian and Naomi are always available. Ian and Naomi have experience of dealing with personal/wellbeing issues and can help with any guidance you may need.

Discussions will always be treated in the strictest confidence and if you ever need to speak to them, they can be contacted: