Taking care of your wellbeing

As a college we recognise that growing up can sometimes be difficult. Sometimes despite the best efforts of your teachers or parents, there are students who cannot find their place in their peer group, who dread coming to school or fail to fulfil their potential.

If you are feeling anxious, or worried about anything, please speak to your Form Tutor or Year Leads who will be able to advise you and provide further support.

You can also find lots of useful websites and resources for self-care and mental wellbeing below.

Student Support Services

In order to support our young people through difficult times, we have Student Support Services to which staff, students and parents can refer.

The aim of the Student Support Services is to provide high quality care, guidance & support for students so that they can grow into healthy, happy & hopeful young people with the capacity to learn, the ability to respect others and the creativity to make the most of the opportunities offered to them by Bacon’s.



The College has its own counselling service which offers additional personal and confidential support to students who might benefit from the opportunity of working with a professional counsellor. Young people either refer themselves or are referred by staff or parents if they are struggling with a personal issue which is causing them anxiety and upset.



The College works closely with Southwark Mediation Service. This service has been running for 10 years and is firmly embedded in the ethos and culture of our College. The service is highly regarded and allows students a mechanism for resolving disputes, allowing them time and space to resolve their issues in a mature and respectful way.

Sixth form students are trained to mediate between students to support them in resolving their issues. Issues that are most commonly referred are: friendship issues, name calling, bullying, fights.

Student Welfare & Attendance

Student Welfare & Attendance

The Attendance Officer works with students who are:

  • College refusers
  • College refusers with parental collusion
  • Students with very poor attendance
  • Students who have regular patterns of absence
  • Students who have poor attendance and particularly difficult / delicate home circumstances
  • Students who have poor attendance; the Personal Tutor and/or other staff have pursued the problem and the attendance problem still continues

The Welfare Officer also works closely with all parents and is there to support them with personal issues which impact upon their child and his/her engagement with school and learning.

Ms Carroll is our Student Welfare Officer whi can be contacted on FAO Attendance Officer.

The Nest in Southwark provides free mental health and wellbeing support for young people aged 11 – 25.

This supports young people and their families with the opportunities, experiences and tools to enable them to develop their emotional and social skills through one-to-one and group work.

Telephone: 02081381805

Email: thenest@groundwork.org.uk

Visit the Nest website for more information about drop in services and to access online resources.

Part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444

Financial Accountability and Freedom of Information
Website Terms, Cookies and Privacy