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Coronavirus Update

Leeds College of Building is now closed and staff are working remotely.

Further information for students, parents, carers and employers can be found here.

Any further announcements will be available on the website and on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so please do follow us for updates. 

Health & Wellbeing

Leeds College of Building is committed to supporting you and the College community. Whether you’re a student, a member of staff or part of the wider College community, we all have a role to play in creating positive attitudes towards mental health and wellbeing.

You are not alone, you are important and it's ok to ask for help

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

We understand that the outbreak of COVID-19 can create worry & distress, in order to help we have created this page of resources and tips. 

Try to maintain perspective

It’s totally understandable that you and the people around you are concerned about the outbreak, try and remember that the government and health officials are working as hard as they can to treat everyone who is affected and contain the virus.

Be mindful of what you read online

It’s important to stay informed, but if the news is causing you stress try and limit what you are reading. There is extensive news coverage available, however not all stories are from a reputable source, the key websites to get information from are:

Helpful Organisations

As well as College there are other people and organisations who can help. Don’t feel alone. Talk to someone.

  • Safer Leeds - help available for domestic violence and abuse during the coronavirus outbreak
  • The Market Place - for 11-25 year olds in Leeds, Tel: 0113 246 1659
  • Andy’s Man Club  - for men aged 18+, online help available until the club re-opens
  • Connect Helpline - for everyone in Leeds, every night of the year, 6pm to 2am, free number: 0800 800 1212
  • Childline - for children and young people under 19, free number, the number won’t show up on your phone bill: 0800 1111
  • Samaritans - for everyone, free number, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 116 123
  • Mindmate - for under 18 year olds
  • Mindwell - for 18 - 25 year olds
  • Papyrus - for people under 35, free number, Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm / Weekends 2pm to 10pm: 0800 068 41 41 / 07786 209697
  • Leeds Involving People have set up a new hotline for anyone unable to leave their home because of coronavirus and are worried because they don’t have family or friends who can help, they can call 0113 378 1877.

Useful resources

What to do if you’re feeling anxious 

Tips for working at home

Exercise at home

Keeping in touch with family & friends

It will be hard not seeing family and friends, but thanks to the internet, keeping in touch can be fun, there are lots of apps available including WhatsApp, Houseparty, Zoom, Google Hangouts and games like Word with Friends, you can even have a Netflix party, this link provides information on the most popular video conferencing apps.

Home learning

It's an excellent time to consider learning something new. Audible have made hundreds of titles free, just visit There are lots of free learning resources online, including Ted TalksUdemyDigital GarageCourseraEdXFutureLearn and OpenLearn.

Financial resources

Mercer have created a site with finance related resources, some great tips here for budgeting, managing debt and lots of other COVID-19 financial questions, including this useful guide

Get in touch

The College's Safeguarding Officers are trained to talk to you about issues concerning self harm, suicide ideation, neglect, violence, sexual exploitation or abuse, maltreatment, mental ill health and forced marriages.

If you require further information please contact a member of the Safeguarding Team:

Jubar Miah

  • Office number: 0113 222 6000 ex 6107 
  • Mobile number: 07508 208529
  • Email:

Charlotte Duffy