Student Support

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Court Theatre Training Company has partnered with Health Assured, the UK’s leading mental health and wellbeing provider, to give independent and confidential support to all students. In addition, partners and dependents* can access the telephone helpline and structured telephone counselling.

Health Assured offers support on a range of issues from home life to health and general wellbeing. This includes issues relating to finance, mental health, bereavement, identity and addiction to name a few. The service offers expert advice and compassionate guidance 24/7 and is available throughout the academic year for all enrolled students.

Support is offered through the following services:

  • Helpline: available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 day
  • Counselling: access to qualified and experience counsellors for emotional support and structured therapy sessions
  • My Health Advantage Smartphone App: access to a range of features, all aimed at improving your health and wellbeing. These include:
    • Live chat and support
    • Personalise news feed
    • Weekly mood tracker
    • Four-week plans
    • Mini health checks
    • Breathing techniques
    • BrightTV ­– an exclusive series featuring well-known personalities sharing their personal experiences with mental health. Including Dame Kelly Holmes, Ruby Wax OBE, Andy Reid MBE, Sally Gunnell OBE, Gemma Oaten and Carrie & Clarke Carlisle
  • Wellbeing Online Portal: a virtual library of wellbeing information including articles and self-help guides providing support on a range of health and advisory issues, as well as instant guidance to aid your physical and mental health

We encourage all students to actively use these services, but students are also able to talk to our dedicated administration and management team.

*Health Assured define dependents as living in the same household aged 16 to 24 and in full time education.

Disability & Learning Difficulties

We are committed to promoting an environment of equality and diversity where support is available so that you can get the most from your experience. We encourage students to disclose any disability or learning difficulties confidentiality with the team so that the appropriate and entitled support can be provided throughout your time with us. This can include reasonable adjustments to help you achieve the highest possible level within your learning.

Students with a mental health issue, long term illness or any other disability can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) to help cover some of the extra costs of studying as a direct result of these disabilities or illnesses. It allows disabled students to study on an equal basis with other students. Further information on the DSAs can be found here.

All students are expected to conduct themselves in a professional, courteous and inclusive manner. Any behaviours that negatively impact upon the people that make up our community or the physical environment of the college will not be tolerated.

Financial Support

The Court Theatre Training Company has two financial funds that all enrolled students are eligible to apply for, subject to them meeting the criteria, as follows:

  • The Hardship Fund provides financial support to students who are experiencing unexpected financial difficulty. The fund is intended to act as a support rather than a main source of income to enable students to continue their studies. The maximum grant for students is £500, in exceptional circumstances a larger award may be made, and is paid in the form of a non-repayable grant
  • The Equipment Hardship Fund can provide up to £150 to support students with restricted access to online learning and can be used to purchase equipment to improve access

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