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Student Wellbeing

At Franklin we are fully committed to safeguarding, prevent and the wellbeing of our community.

Looking after your health and wellbeing

Being open about your health and wellbeing is widely encouraged in modern society, and Franklin is no exception.

Almost everyone faces one or more health or wellbeing challenges during their lifetime. Whether your issue is major or minor, our approachable Health and Wellbeing team members, or any of our team members throughout the college, are here to listen without judgement.

Even if you consider your health and wellbeing fine, you may want to learn how to recognise and deal with potential issues; our experienced staff can help with that too. We support Franklin students using the Thrive Model.



Wellbeing Team

Say hello to our Wellbeing team

(Top to bottom L-R) Becky Liddle, Wellbeing Champion; Darcie Harding, Wellbeing Champion; Zoe Chambers, Wellbeing Officer; & Vicki Jones, Student Services Manager

Get onsite support at Franklin


  • Therapy Dogs are a well-established part of the college community. Therapy dogs are onsite daily to support our students with their wellbeing
  • Our Wellbeing Officer works with students to build emotional resilience when previous strategies have been unsuccessful, or a little more intervention is required, on programmes of support on a range of topics 
  • Counselling Services are available through CUDOX and our counsellor for those needing higher-level intervention
  • Support Groups such as our LGBTQ+ group and Male Wellbeing Group take place weekly
  • Quiet areas around the college are available for those who like somewhere peaceful to study and/or socialise
  • Our Student Peer Wellbeing Champions support their peers with low-level concerns
  • Emotional health and wellbeing focused Aspire sessions are integrated throughout the year, focusing on aspects such as resilience, healthy eating, healthy relationships, and self-care
  • Exam anxiety sessions are held throughout the year to help students manage exam anxiety
  • A huge and diverse Enrichment Programme is available to students to help students make friends, do something they enjoy, release stress, and have fun to support positive wellbeing. Find out about enrichment available here.

Local support 


Compass Go

Providing low intensity one-to-one or group work on a range of mild-moderate emotional health and wellbeing needs such as anxiety, low mood, managing emotions, transitions, relationship work and self-harm. We can refer as Franklin Sixth Form College or parents /carers and students can self-refer. Sessions then take place at college.

Compass Go SilverCloud

An online way of receiving wellbeing support and covers themes such as anxiety, low mood, and body image. 

North East Lincs Talking Therapies

A self-referral talking therapy that can support with conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks and sleep problems. Open Minds also have a SilverCloud offering of online therapy. 

Navigo FREED

Rapid Early intervention for Eating Disorders and is for 17.5 to 25-year-olds that have been living with the symptoms of an eating disorder for three years or less and has a GP with a NE Lincs postcode. 

Young Minds Matter

Support for higher-level mental health and emotional wellbeing needs such as depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive thoughts, thoughts of suicide, disordered eating and provide specialist support services for those with a learning disability, autism and ADHD.  


Support for All


An online support intervention for mental wellbeing including access to articles, discussion boards, daily journals and live chats with trained counsellors in a safe and monitored community. 


A free, confidential 24/7 mental health text support service which can be accessed by texting SHOUT to 85258 or ORANGE to 85258 if you live in NE Lincs. 


Trained volunteers are there to listen to whatever you need to talk about that is causing you mental distress. Call 116 123 for free 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  

Beat Eating Disorders

A national helpline available 365 days a year from 9am to midnight weekdays and 4pm to midnight on weekends and bank holidays. To access the help line ring 0808 801 0677 or alternatively contact them for a one-to-one web chat. 

Cruse Bereavement Support

A helpline to emotionally support anyone affected by grief. They can be contacted for free on 0808 808 1677.


Providing support for transgender, nonbinary and gender- diverse children and young people up to the age of 20 and their families.


A LGBTQ+ helpline providing a safe space for discussions including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional wellbeing. 

Support on the Go


We've specially selected a range of amazing apps to help boost your mental health, wellbeing, and emotional resilience over the summer and beyond. 

Finch: Self Care Pet

Daily self care is finally fun - take care of your pet by taking care of yourself.

Calm Harm

A free app that helps you manage or resist the urge to self-harm. 

HeadSpace: Mindful Meditation

Through science-backed meditation and mindfulness tools, Headspace helps you create life-changing habits to support your mental health and find a healthier, happier you.

Balance: Meditation & Sleep

An innovative, personalised meditation experience that helps people improve their stress, sleep, focus, mood, and more. 


Record and track your moods with this simple, quick and easy mood tracker app. 


WHOLE is helping tens of thousands of people build healthier mental health habits that improve their overall happiness.

I Am 

Empower yourself by verbally affirming your dreams and ambitions. Choose from many daily intentions and set reminders to be delivered throughout the day.


Get the world's most advanced app for sleep and power naps. Fall asleep fast, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Mindshine: Mental Health Coach

Develop positive thought patterns, find fulfilment and become happier, through guided mental health coaching.

Please select an item below to learn more.

Risk of harm to self or others e.g. self-harm, suicidal thoughts, physical, emotional or psychological abuse. Please remember you can contact your GP following services as appropriate:

Local Hospital Accident and Emergency

Walk in to department, or dial 999

Serious risk or concern about self or others

Dial 101 ( non-emergency to report an incident)


Dial 999 

Samaritans for people that are experiencing low mood / suicidal thoughts

24 hours, 7 days a week

Email :

Telephone : 116 123

Crisis Team Harrison House (Over 18)

01472 252366

Young Minds Matter (CAMHS) (Under 18)

01472 626111

Rethink - Mental Health Crisis

Social Care Services (Concerns of abuse/neglect) FFAP – Families First Access Point

Children Assessment & Safeguarding Service run the Out of Hours Service, which you can contact on 01472 326292 (option 2 - becomes emergency line after 5.00pm)


Kooth – Online counselling service

Open Minds Grimsby

01472 625100

Steps to Change ( Louth area)


Foyer Grimsby

01472 580550


01472 321444


01472 326987

We have a broad safeguarding team at Franklin, to ensure help is always available to you when you need it. 

Please feel free to drop in to any member of the team, or email for a chat.

Charlotte Morris

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Room 3a

Darcie Harding

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Room 3a

Vicki Jones

Wellbeing and Inclusion Manager/DDSL

Room 5

Gemma Scott

Assistant Principal

Room 8

Shane Harrison

Head of Department, Level 2

Business Base

Louise Oakes

Safeguarding Team Member

Room 76

Jo North

Vice Principal

Room 8

Wendy Ellis

Deputy Principal

Room 6

Jerry Woolner

Safeguarding Governer

Peter Kennedy


As a college we aim to: 

  • Ensure that we practice safe recruitment when checking the suitability of staff, governors and volunteers to work with students
  • Raise awareness of safeguarding issues through staff training
  • Ensure procedures are in place for identifying and reporting cases or suspected cases of abuse, and/or where a student may be at risk of harm
  • Establish a safe environment in which students can learn and develop and where they feel secure and are listened to
  • Support our students to develop a safer, healthy lifestyle
  • Ensure that students know there are staff in the College whom they could approach if they are worried.

For more information, the North East Lincolnshire Local Safeguarding Children Board website is available by clicking here.