Learner Support (Pastoral Care)

Achievement Training supports all our learners on a pastoral basis, we will do what ever we can to enable you to complete your course with as little difficulty as possible.  This is why we have people specifically employeevery-person-matters-logod staff to support you with ANY difficulties you may be having in or outside of your life at Achievement Training.

Provision offered to all learners in a personalised way to meet their individual needs so that they have a successful learning experience, achieve and progress”  – LSIS

We can offer you individual one to one support with difficulties such as low Self esteem, confidence building, bullying, housing, financial, drugs or alcohol, health, relationships and sexual health or anything that is affecting your life. We offer mentoring, advice and guidance, referring or signposting you to appropriate support organisations or by just listening to.

Anything bothering you is worth talking about!

No issue too big or too small!

For further information or support contact:
Paul Ebanks – Learner Support Manager
Office: 01752 202263 /Mobile: 07497 413181
Email: paulebanks@achievementtraining.com

Confidentiality can be respected as long as no one is at risk of harm!

The Mix – Your guide to the real world
The Mix is the online guide to life for 16-25 year-olds in the UK. We provide non-judgemental support and information on everything from sex and exam stress to debt and drugs. Our straight-talking emotional support is available 24 hours a day. On The mix you can:
•Chat about anything you like on our moderated discussion boards and live chat room.
•Browse over 2000 articles and videos full of facts you can trust.
•Read about the experiences of other young people in our True Life section.
•Got a question about friends, dating, love or family life? Ask one of our trained advisors. This service is free and totally confidential.

C Card – Condom Distribution
The C-Card is a condom distribution scheme aimed at 13-24 year olds living and working in Plymouth.Young people are seen and registered by a trained professional (under 16’s will be assessed for competency to consent) who may then issue a C-card. This card can then be presented at over 50 sites in Plymouth where the C-Card is recognised. These include youth services, pharmacies, GP surgeries, clinics and more.

Kooth – Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people
XenZone is a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults. Kooth, from XenZone, is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

Plymouth Online Directory
The ambition of Plymouth’s Children’s and Young People’s strategy is for every child to have the best start to life by ensuring they can access education, health care and are safeguarded from harm. Children and young people are of course dependent on factors outside their influence, such as family or their community environment which makes them more vulnerable. Our local focus of getting the right support to children, young people and families is therefore essential to ensure positive lifelong, health and well-being outcomes. The aim of the directory is to offer information about advice, help and support services for children, young people and families who live and work in Plymouth. It also supports those who work within or have an interest in family support services.

Harbour – Drug and Alcohol Services
Harbour is here to help anyone, including family and friends, affected by the misuse of drugs and alcohol by providing information, education, assessment and care co-ordination. We manage community based treatment services and work together with other services, voluntary, private and public, to see that every available option to address individual needs is explored.

Plymouth Information, advice & support for SEND
If you are a concerned parent or professional, services provided by Targeted Support can be accessed via The Gateway by calling 01752 668000 or emailing gateway@plymouth.gov.uk.

The Citizenship Foundation
The Citizenship Foundation inspires young people to take part in society as equal members. We help them to understand the law, politics and democratic life. We promote participation, we help teachers to teach citizenship and we work with young people on issues that concern them.

Sexual Health Matters
Good sexual and reproductive health is an essential part of people’s health and wellbeing. It is important that people have the information, confidence and means to make choices that are right for them. A positive approach to sexual and reproductive health helps people to develop healthy relationships and enables them to protect themselves and their partners from infections and unintended pregnancy.

Prince’s Trust
We help young people aged 13 to 30 get into jobs, education and training.

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people – but what does that actually mean? It means that, together with our partners, we support 9,000 young people every year. We help 16-25 year olds into a safe place to live, give them a health assessment and plan support for their individual mental and physical health needs. We start them on a path to more independence and a job.

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