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Student Counselling

Counselling at BMet is free and confidential

We like all of our students to be supported as much as possible whilst studying at college. If you have a problem and friends and family aren’t able to help, we can provide you with an opportunity to talk and discuss your concerns or worries freely and openly with a counsellor who won’t judge you or your issues.

Everything is kept completely confidential, unless you are in danger of harm. This will be discussed with you by your counsellor.

No problem is ever too big or small to and to talk about how you feel can really help.

Sharing your feelings with a counsellor and finding solutions to move forward in your life can help you feel happier about yourself and raise your self-esteem.

How do I refer?

  • You can self-refer using the Learner Landing Page via the ‘Student Experience’ tab:  select ‘BMet Counselling Service’ and then ‘Site Referral Form’.
  • You can ask your mentor, tutor or lecturer to refer you
  • You can ask at Student Services

Our counsellor is a fully qualified, accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Counselling is voluntary and no one can make you attend.



For urgent or out of hours support, click here to access the details of several service providers.

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Bereavement Counselling

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice have launched a new bereavement telephone service, providing free one-to-one support to those 18+ who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.

This new service can be accessed by anybody who has been bereaved, no matter how the person died or how long ago the loss was.  You can email this service using with your name and number and somebody will get back to you.


BMet students have access to free online support with Togetherall, who are there to help you get support, take control and feel better.

You will have access to a 24/7 online global community and professional support from trained professionals. This platform provides a safe space online to get things off your chest, explore your feelings, get creative and learn how to self-manage your mental health and wellbeing. They’ve been providing support since 2007!

Click here to read more about Togetherall.

To join, simply go to and sign up under ‘I’m from a university or college’ with your academic email address – once you’ve signed up you’ll pick an anonymous username, which is how you’re known on the site.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger

The YoungMinds Crisis Messenger text service provides free, 24/7 crisis support across the UK. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need support, you can text YM to 85258.

We know that finding the right support is important, especially if you need someone to talk to right now. We aim to connect every texter to a trained volunteer promptly to provide crisis help. They will listen to you and help you think more clearly, enabling you to know that you can take the next step to feeling better.

It is free and confidential to text our service from the following major networks:

  • EE
  • O2
  • Three
  • Vodafone.

These include – BT Mobile, Tesco Mobile, Virgin Mobile, iD Mobile, Sky, Telecom Plus, Lebara and GiffGaff. Some Android phones issue a warning that you will be charged for texting us, provided you are on one of these networks this warning is incorrect and you will not be charged. If you text us from a network that is not on this list there is a possibility that you may be charged for the messages and that they may appear on your bill, this is because some networks do not provide the capability to message short codes.

For more information visit YoungMinds Crisis Messenger.