Coach crash students offered counselling

Counsellors have been drafted in to a Welsh college after several students were involved coach crash last Tuesday (January 29th).

The students from Coleg Sir Gar only suffered minor injuries during the crash, but there are fears that some might have been mentally scarred by the incident.

According to thisisouthwales.co.uk, their coach was knocked off the road by a car on Tuesday afternoon and the female driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Traumatic incidents such as these can often have lasting effects on people, particularly youngsters. Most aspiring mental health practitioners will learn how to deal with incidents like this in counsellor training; leaving them able to help students like those from Coleg Sir Gar.

Thankfully, assistant principal Mike Williams has promised that the college will offer a full range of support services for the students involved.

In an interview with walesonline.co.uk, he said: "Obviously this is very upsetting for the students. The principal and assistant principal for Ammanford campus are on site this morning and we have deployed our full range of student services there as well, including the college counsellor.

"We have advised all staff via email and via our intranet that if any students have concerns they should be referred to the student mentors that are on site this morning."