IFT takes seriously its commitment to supporting wellbeing and good mental health. Courses have personal and professional development requirements embedded in the course construction. This attends to issues that might arise from working in a therapeutic environment and learning about traumatic topics such as child sexual exploitation and family violence. If tutors are concerned about the wellbeing of students that cannot be addressed in the learning context, then they are supported to access personal therapy. Lists of therapists are easily accessed via the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (‘UKCP’) website: find a therapist.
Tutorial support is offered for students who struggle with the academic requirements of courses. If this is not sufficient and there are circumstances that would constrain submission of work or completion of tasks, there is a mitigating circumstances process and an academic panel convened to review such situations and create options to support students’ learning.