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

We understand that the outbreak of COVID-19 has, and is still creating 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.

Limit your time on social media 

It’s important to stay informed, but if social media, and the news in general is causing you stress, try and limit what you are reading. 

Talk to someone

While it is normal to feel worried, if you are starting to feel like things are getting too much, it’s important to speak to someone, whether that’s a friend, a family member, a teacher or a helpline. We have listed below some useful organisations, and if you are a student at College, or you are starting in September, you can call Student Services on 0113 222 6002.

I feel nervous about starting College

There's a lot to take in when you start some where new, however please bear in mind that everyone else is in the same boat, and will be thinking the same as you. Leeds College of Building is a friendly and welcoming place to study, and there are lots of people who can help you.

Look after your health

Listed below are some of the steps you can take to help you feel good about yourself.....


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.

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: jmiah@lcb.ac.uk

Charlotte Duffy