Mental Health

At Professional Apprenticeships we completely understand that we all sometimes need support with our mental health. The level of support can range hugely from a chat with a friend to seeking ongoing support through the NHS. We also appreciate that we might need different levels of support; so, if you’d like to speak to someone about how you’re feeling, below are some support options we feel could help.

The important thing is to not suffer in silence, so:

Pick up the phone and talk to us – +44 (0)117 422 4000
We are always here for you, we can advise you on local places you can receive support, but most importantly just be there to listen.

Speak to your doctor or phone 111
The NHS have some great resources, including information and support for your mental health. This can be found here (

Talk to the right therapist for you through Paranimo
From over 100 online therapists with therapy provided over a secure online virtual therapy room, find the right therapist for you here (

Get help and expert advice from a national charity:
CALM ( – Campaign Against Living Miserably is a charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

Mind ( – Giving advice and support to any once experiencing a mental health problem, as well as campaigning to raise awareness of mental health problems.

Samaritans ( – There is someone always waiting for your call a Samaritans, with their helpline being open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – call 116 123.

We want to know how you are doing

It’s important that you are feeling safe and secure in your apprenticeship. The below form will be sent to one of our safeguarding officers, and we will be back to you ASAP with guidance. Please see this as a safe space to voice your worries or concerns.

For our Safeguarding and Prevent Policy, please follow the link below:

Safeguarding and Prevent Policy