FW Solutions are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our learners enabling them to achieve their learning objectives and have a positive learning experience.
On this page you will find links to information on a variety of subjects you may find useful.
Drugs, alcohol and mental health
The effects of drugs
Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction
Young Minds – Young people’s mental health and well being have never been so important. Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for young people’s mental health and well being.
Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous emotional wellbeing service for young people. If you are going through a hard time and you are not sure who to speak to, login to Kooth. You will find friendly councillors who can help you talk through your problems and help you with anything that’s on your mind. This could be about bullying, relationships, work life difficulties, money worries, problems at home, coping with stress, anxiety or grief from losing someone. Don’t do it alone!
Remploy (Support for apprentices) – Remploy offer help if you’re an apprentice who is struggling with a mental health condition such as anxiety, depression and low mood. There is no charge for the Access to Work Mental Health Support Service for Apprentices, which is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions and is run by trained mental health professionals.
16-18 photocard – Young people can apply for 16-18 photocards online via the Tickets and Passes section on wymetro.com. The 16-18 PhotoCard costs £5 and provides the holder with half-fare bus and rail travel throughout West Yorkshire.
The Money Advice Service offers free and impartial advice. They have published the following guide for apprentices:
A healthy body = a healthy mind!
Please click the below links for nutrition advice and recipes.
The British Nutrition Foundation
Low cholesterol recipes
Healthy recipe ideas
We are lucky to live in a digitally progressive world and the internet and social media are incredible tools to keep us all connected. However, social media can also have the opposite effect and can leave us feeling lonely and isolated. For example, we may find ourselves questioning why other people’s lives look so much better than our own, checking for numbers of ‘likes’ on our posts and becoming too consumed with the way we look.
It is therefore important to utilise what the internet also has to offer in the form of support blogs and online forums.
Ditch the Label are a global youth organisation. They offer information and support on the following subjects – bullying, digital wellbeing, mental health, relationships and identity.
As a learner with FW Solutions you can also access our private Facebook group which was set up for learners to ask questions and find information about their learning programmes. You can ask a question to us or connect with other learners to share information and look for tips on your apprenticeship. The group is called FW Solutions Learner Hub and you can access it by clicking on the Facebook icon on the student dashboard.