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During times like these, it is very important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. John Ruskin College is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and to ensure that action is taken to support our students.

This hub contains useful tips for maintaining mental health and wellbeing while working and studying remotely or on-site. 

John Ruskin College, Croydon - Wellbeing Hub

We understand that at times you may experience pressures and challenges in life. Our Safeguarding Team can provide individual support through any aspect of your time at College and ensure you get the help you need.

In addition to this we also have our Wellbeing & Inclusion Teams. They are here to foster a positive cultural environment and help you to flourish and feel comfortable in being your authentic self.

The Safeguarding Team
Phone: 020 8651 1131
John Ruskin College Safeguarding Team Contacts
Wellbeing & Inclusion
Our staff are here to listen and support you. If you are feeling worried, stressed or just want to talk, please reach out and we will be happy to book some time with you. We are available Monday to Friday between 08:30 - 16:30.
Occasionally we may need to share information and work closely with other agencies when there are concerns about a student's welfare. We will ensure that any concerns are discussed confidentially with the student or their parents/carers first, unless we have reason to believe that such a move would jeopardise the young person's welfare. If you would like more information about Safeguarding at John Ruskin College click here.
Check out our Activity Programme which features many fun things you can get involved with! Activities are free for all students.
All sessions can be booked in advance by emailing: or pop into Client Services.  
Activity programme - summer term


Here are some mental health, wellbeing and support websites you might find useful! 

Young Minds logo 
YoungMinds is leading the movement to make sure every young person gets the mental health support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

Mind Croydon logo

Mental health resource for residents of the London Borough of Croydon

Place2B logo
Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools.

Kooth logo
An online mental wellbeing community.

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust logo
Young Gamers and Gamblers Education
Providing the tools and information to build digital resilience, educate and safeguard young people against problematic gambling and gaming. 

Child Bereavement UK logo
Child Bereavement UK
Providing help to children and young people (up to age 25), parents, and families, to rebuild their lives when a child grieves or when a child dies. 

Grief Chat logo
GriefChat is a safe space for grieving or bereaved people to be able to share their story, explore their feelings and be supported by a qualified bereavement counsellor. This service is suitable for mature students.

Off the Record
Off the Record (OTR) Youth Counselling Croydon provides free, independent and professional counselling for 14 – 25 year olds in the Croydon area.

CDI Counselling provides support to 10-25 year olds who may need help navigating through challenges in life. Their aim is to improve the wellbeing of young people through the help of their services. 

Galop |
Galop is the UK's LGBT+ anti-abuse charity. They work with and for LGBT+ victims and survivors of interpersoal abuse and violence. 

Every Mind Matters |
Brought to you by Public Health England; Your Mind Plan can help you to take simple steps to look after your mental health and finding a good work-life balance. 


For more helpful wellbeing videos visit the NHS Every Mind Matters website.

John Ruskin College, Croydon, student

Quarantine Quiz | YoungMinds

Take the YoungMinds quiz to find out what your quarantine character is and get tips and advice for looking after your mental health during this time

Whether it’s a short walk or home workout, regular exercise will not only maintain your physical health, but also your mental health and wellbeing.

Keep your mind active
Whether it’s reading, writing, drawing, completing a jigsaw or an online quiz, find something that you enjoy and get stuck in!


Eat well
Making the right food choices will maintain and even improve your energy levels, awareness and focus. 

Getting a good quality nights’ sleep is important to feel refreshed and recharged. You’ll wake up with a much more positive attitude ready to take on the day.
The most important thing is to just stay connected and keep in touch with your family and friends. Having a chat makes you feel a whole lot better and does wonders for your mental wellbeing.

Take time to reflect
Now is the perfect opportunity to recognise your successes and the things you are grateful for, no matter how big or small they might be.

Action for Happiness calendar

These monthly calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. 

Click here to view the full range of calendars on the Action for Happiness website. 


The Hollie Guard App turns your phone into a personal safety device. Helping protect yourself from violence, accidents and records evidence and alerts emergency contacts of your whereabouts quickly and easily.

Click here to visit the Hollie Guard website for more information and to download. 

Smiling Mind is a FREE mindfulness meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life. The programs are designed to assist people in dealing with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life.

Click here to visit the Smiling Mind website for more information and to download. 


Sexual assault & abuse can happen to anyone, no matter their age, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Please click on the links below for further support and information. 

  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - women
  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - men
  • Support victims of sexual abuse and rape - LGBT+

If you would like to speak to someone or report sexual abuse please speak to a member of our Safeguarding Team.



We love to hear your feedback on our Wellbeing Hub! Click here to complete a quick questionaire. 

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

Phone: 020 8651 1131 / Email: