Since 2019, SGS College LRCs have been involved with the mental health awareness campaign, Holly’s Pombombs.
Holly’s Pombombs was set up by the family of Holly Cowlam after she sadly took her own life in 2018. Holly’s Pombombs uses the making and displaying of yarn pompoms to promote the Time To Talk campaign which took place on February 3rd this year. Time To Talk focuses on raising awareness of mental health issues by encouraging open and informal conversations to bust myths about mental health, break down barriers, and to help prevent, through discussion, feelings of shame, isolation, and worthlessness that so many of us often feel.
You can get involved this year at Filton LibraryPlus, where we’ve brought in loads of wool and pom pom making kits to get the library decorated on the lead up to Holly’s birthday, February 13th. Our Library Assistant, Sophia, is a pom pom expert and will be on-hand everyday should you need any help! Please do come and support the cause if you can and help raise awareness around mental health.
If you are having trouble with your own mental health, you don’t have to struggle alone. If you are a student at SGS College, you can contact any member of the wellbeing team for support.
There are also many external support systems in place to help you. Please see the information below, and please don’t be afraid or ashamed to reach out for the help you deserve.
Samaritans – for everyone
Phone number: 116 123
Papyrus – for people under 35
Phone number: 0800 068 41 41
Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm
Text: 07786 209697
Childline – for children and young people under 19
Phone number: 0800 1111
The number won’t show up on your phone bill
Bristol Mental Health crisis line – Bristol residents
Phone number: 0300 555 0334.
This line is open 24 hours a day, every day
Togetherall 24/7 – SGS College Staff and Students
Professional and peer-to-peer online support, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sign up is required.
Further support and information can be found at the Time To Talk website, and the Mind UK website.
Reach out, talk, and get the help and support that you deserve.
Mental Health Matters.
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