DLD College London opens doors to new Wellbeing Centre
The facility houses a number of key functions, including nursing provision, management of co-curricular activities and a counselling service
Posted by Julian Owen | November 02, 2018 | Facilities & buildings
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Author, campaigner and mental and emotional wellbeing advocate Natasha Devon MBE recently opened DLD College London’s new Wellbeing Centre. Natasha joined staff and students to cut the celebratory ribbon and formally declared the centre open, as part of the launch event.

At the event Natasha also conducted a filmed interview on the importance of mental health first aiders in colleges that will be used as part of the college’s Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) programme.

Mark Johnson, Head of Wellbeing at DLD College, who will oversee the centre team and its associated services commented: “The Wellbeing Centre brings together the College’s essential wellbeing services into one place allowing for the greatest visibility and ease of access to all students for ways in which the College can support their journey.      

“The facility will also introduce a programme of personal development coaching integrated into one-to-one tutor sessions and delivered to support the students in setting and achieving their academic and personal goals while at DLD.”

Key functions

The Wellbeing Centre houses a number of key functions including the College’s nursing provision, management of co-curricular activities, a counselling service for students with specific mental health and emotional needs, student services as a first port of call for the students’ various college needs, attendance and intervention monitoring and provision, performance and wellbeing coaching, and additional learning needs support.

DLD College London is an independent sixth form college, housed in purpose-built premises in the heart of London, on 199 Westminster Bridge Road, overlooking the Palace of Westminster and the River Thames.

The College offers students the chance to study a wide range and flexible combination of A-levels, BTEC courses, International Foundation Programmes (IFP) and GCSEs.

As part of the Alpha Plus Group, DLD College provides a ‘gold standard’ of educational quality. Classes are small, enabling students and teachers to focus upon the most effective ways of learning and to provide them with the highest levels of pastoral care.