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All you need to know about our online counselling and wellbeing services

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Did you know that our Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Team offer online sessions and support?  Sarah one of our Senior Counsellors gives us a short guide to what this is and how to access it… What is online counselling and wellbeing and why should I try it? It’s having counselling or wellbeing appointments either via webcam, Instant Messaging or
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Campus Culture – what it means and what support is available?

Posted on 21 March 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, Wellbeing Practitioner talks about the importance of creating a supportive culture at Cardiff University and contributing something positive… The University experience for many of our students will be one to remember and one that shapes their future. Unfortunately, for some students, their experience of University is negatively affected by some aspects of Campus Culture, including: Misogynistic
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Would you like to become a Wellbeing Champion? We are now recruiting

Posted on 21 March 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

A new and exciting opportunity for students – here we tell you more about becoming a Wellbeing Champion… Are you passionate about your own wellbeing? Passionate about the wellbeing of others? A great communicator? Eager to increase self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem? Wanting to further your employability skills? Interested in the area of wellbeing? If you answered
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Meningitis – What it is and how to identify it

Posted on 9 March 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Ruth, one of our Nurses in Student Occupational Health, talks more about Meningitis and what to do if you suspect you, or someone you know might be infected…             What is Meningitis? Meningitis is an infection of the protective membranes (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord. The inflammation that
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What has the potential to make students more vulnerable to emotional and mental distress? Please help with our research

Posted on 3 March 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, Wellbeing Practitioner from Counselling, Health & Wellbeing talks about the importance of supporting students who are vulnerable… As a Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service we have frequent contact with students who are struggling. These struggles might include difficulties in their relationships, their studies, a mental health problem, a physical health problem, their family, the transition
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It’s LGBT+ History Month – this week ‘B’ is for Bisexual

Posted on 19 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

 Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team talks about LGBT+ History Month – this week ‘B’ is for Bisexual…     Following on from last week’s blog in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘G is for Gay’), this week’s blog is ‘B is for Bisexual’… A number of events have already taken place on campus in
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The Ultimate Valentines Blog – Top tips for saving money this Valentines

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Placement Student, provides all the information you need this valentines… This week, also National Student Money Advice week, is the lead up to Valentine’s Day. Single or in a relationship, either way Valentines can end up costing a lot. Whether you enjoy eating out, or getting a take-away, or even going for drinks, it all
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‘G’ is for Gay! A closer look at LGBT+ History month

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month, this week ‘G’ is for Gay…   Following on from last week’s blog in recognition of LGBT+ History Month (‘L’ is for Lesbian), this week’s blog is ‘G’ is for Gay. So far there have been some great events
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What sexual consent means and how it might affect you

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Amy, our Wellbeing Practitioner talks about the importance of knowing more about sexual consent and how it might affect you… Checking for consent should be an ongoing process in any sexual relationship or encounter as both parties should have the freedom and capacity to choose to participate. The consequences of not getting consent can be devastating
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New Support for LGBT+ Community

Posted on 8 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from our Student Wellbeing Team talks about a new kind of support available for LGBT+ students… February is LGBT+ History Month, an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. For more information about LGBT+ History Month, please visit the Student
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LGBT+ History Month

Posted on 1 February 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from the Student Wellbeing Team (Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service), talks about LGBT+ History Month and the activities and events the University has planned …   February is LGBT+ History Month, and 2016’s theme is Religion, Belief and Philosophy: A Leap of Faith. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are also Christians, Muslims, Jews,
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‘L’ is for Lesbian! We’re celebrating LGBT history month

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern tells us more LGBT History month, this week, ‘L’ is for Lesbian …   Over the next 4 weeks we will posting blogs to recognise and raise awareness regarding LGBT+ History Month. LGBT history month is an annual celebration and recognition of anyone who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, and takes
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Does it affect you? It Affects me! Talking about Mental Health

Posted on 25 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, our Student Intern tells us more about #itaffectsme, a new mental health campaign … Talking honestly about mental health for some is still a challenge. There is still a stigma that surrounds mental health and the battle to break this stigma continues. People often feel they can’t talk about their mental health, or if
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Contact details and apps every student needs

Posted on 19 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern provides you with a directory of numbers and  list of apps for when you are in need of support…     Feeling like you have support, or you know who to contact if someone else needs support, is an important part of looking after yours or someone else’s wellbeing. It’s good to educate
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Make your own Wellbeing Shoe Box

Posted on 14 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie and Bel, Student Interns, tell us more about the upcoming wellbeing shoe box making event, and why you should join in …     What is a wellbeing shoe box? A recent wellbeing craze that seems to be catching on is the idea of a wellbeing shoe box. The idea behind this, is that
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5 reasons to start Dry January now – tea anyone?

Posted on 13 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern tells us more about her experience of dry Jan so far, and why it’s not too late to join in … Stop-tober, Dry Jan, it’s not uncommon for people to pledge they are going to give up something, usually alcohol, for a given period of time. Being a student this was a
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Struggling to study at home? University library opening times and info

Posted on 8 January 2016 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s that time of year again where most students are revising for exams, here Annie our Student Intern, shares useful information about university library opening times and locations … During the exam period it can become a constant frustration for students to revise at home for a number of reasons … it might be because you
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 5 – The mobile apps you need this holiday

Posted on 11 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help you ensure it’s a time filled with fun, love and support…     The holidays are usually at time for fun and festivities, however it is also a time
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 4 – Top tips for staying healthy and positive over the holidays

Posted on 10 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help you to banish those winter blues… The Christmas holidays are pretty renowned for being a time when people can become a bit bogged down with the cold and wintery weather,
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 3 – Festive recipes for you to try

Posted on 9 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help …   It’s that time of year where most people are enjoying a few festive treats. For the third part to our survival guide, I’ve lined up
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 2 – Top tips for combatting homesickness

Posted on 8 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help you to banish those winter blues and make the most of festive period, ensuring it’s a time filled with fun, love and support… Being at University over the
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Christmas Survival Guide Part 1 – Activities and things to do over the holidays

Posted on 7 December 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Having to spend the Christmas holidays at university can be hard, especially if you are usually at home with family. Our 6 part Christmas Survival Guide should help you to banish those winter blues and make the most of festive period, ensuring it’s a time filled with fun, love and support…   There are a number
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Celebrating International Men’s Day and support at Cardiff Uni

Posted on 19 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern for the Counselling Health and Wellbeing team tells us more about International Men’s Day…     Thursday 19th November is International Men’s Day which is an annual celebration that focuses on men’s and boy’s health, gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an opportunity for men
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Find out more about Anti-Bullying Week and support for students

Posted on 18 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Rachel from our Wellbeing Team tells us more about Anti-Bullying Week, bullying and support for Cardiff students … This week is Anti-bullying week. Bullying is something we often associate with school and growing up. As a child or teenager, it’s very likely that either you were bullied, or you knew somebody else that was. Young Minds
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Tips for Staying Safe at Uni – join us Thurs 26th Nov

Posted on 17 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern tells us more about the upcoming safety event and why you should attend…   Next Thursday, 26th November, the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Team and the University Security Team will be holding a Student Safety Event in Y Plas (Student’s Union), between 11am and 2pm, to offer tips and advice to maximise
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Transgender Awareness Week and support for Cardiff Uni Students

Posted on 16 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo from our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Teams tells us more about Transgender Awareness Week and support for Cardiff Uni Students …     Recent years have seen important progress for trans related issues, with an increase in coverage in mainstream media about people who are transgender and several high profile ‘comings out’ and breakthrough
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National Stress Awareness Day – Support for Cardiff students

Posted on 3 November 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Annie, Student Intern for the Counselling Health and Wellbeing team tells us more about National Stress Awareness Day … Wednesday 4th November is National Stress Awareness Day, the annual celebration of stress education, awareness and advocacy. Every year on the first Wednesday of November we come together to focus on the effects of stress and
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