Health and Wellbeing

Support with managing your emotional and physical health and wellbeing; counselling; student occupational health; urgent advice in a crisis.

Helping you understand Self Injury

Posted on 10 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Kyla Shields, Counsellor in Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about understanding self injury …   The fact that you have read this far gladdens my heart! You haven’t been immediately scared off by those frightening, emotive, stigma ridden words … SELF INJURY. So, I commend you for your bravery and thank you for
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How Dodgeball helped us raise awareness of Eating Disorders

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown tells us more about Eating Disorder Awareness Week and the success of Cardiff Unis Dodgeball Tournament …   First a Football tournament and now Dodgeball I am two-thirds of the way through my Psychology placement with the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing service. Time is truly flying by. It doesn’t seem too long ago that
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Student events to help support and develop you, 2nd-13th March

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Fortnightly Roundup of  Student Support & Wellbeing’s events and activity, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   We’ve had a busy start to the spring and seen hundreds of students at the Student Support Centre and at our events and there’s more to come throughout March. From Monday 2nd to Friday 13th here’s what we have
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1 in 5 students suffer from a mental health problem – today is a good day to talk mental health

Posted on 18 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Wednesday 18th February is University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day 2015. This annual event, created by UMHAN (University Mental Health Advisors Network), promotes the wellbeing of anyone who studies or works in higher education and is a great opportunity to get talking about mental health. Sarah, Student Intern for Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more …
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Your student life supported – What’s On Mon 16 – Fri 28 February

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Fortnightly Roundup of student services and events delivered by Student Support & Wellbeing, by Marketing Manager Katrina Taylor …   Welcome back … here’s the latest from us at Student Support & Wellbeing, and a brief note of what our teams are up to between Monday 16th and Friday 28th February.  Whatever your year or degree discipline you
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What would you do if you got arrested?

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling, Health and Wellbeing offers some useful tips on what to do if you get arrested. Believe or not, students at University get arrested. I’ve come across a great article from Gibran UK, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which has some useful tips for students on how to respond in the event
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Your Student Life, Supported – New Fortnightly Roundup

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Welcome to our new Fortnightly Roundup, by Katrina Taylor, Marketing Manager, Student Support & Wellbeing Division. Your Student Life, Supported, is our tag line and I hope this new fortnightly round-up will help you learn more about the support, information and events we offer Cardiff Uni students. Here I’ve given an overview of what our teams
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 6 – Need to talk?

Posted on 13 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 6 – Need to talk? If you feel like
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 5 – Keeping Warm

Posted on 12 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 5 – Keeping Warm Winters in Cardiff are famously
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Online support available 24/7

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Sarah Braes, our Counselling Health & Wellbeing Student Intern tells us more about the online support available 24/7 … All of us need support at times, but these times aren’t always convenient in our 9-5 world. It can be difficult to find help during weekends, or over the Christmas holiday, or at 3am the night
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 4 – Events in Cardiff

Posted on 11 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 4 – Events in Cardiff Being away from
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 3 – Top 6 Festive Films to watch

Posted on 10 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …   Part 3. Top 6 Festive Films to watch  
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 2 – Combatting Homesickness

Posted on 9 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories …     Part 2. Combatting Homesickness Being at uni over the
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Christmas at Uni Survival Guide Part 1 – How to make the most of the winter break …

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Being at university during the Christmas holiday can be hard so Counselling, Health and Wellbeing have created a series of blog posts to help you get rid of your winter blues and make the festive season a time of fun, relaxation and good memories … Part 1. How to make the most of the winter break … Deadlines
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Me, Movember and Mens Health

Posted on 3 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Intern for Counselling, Health and Wellbeing shares his Movember story … I decided to do something different this year. Some of my football team mates persuaded me to take part in Movember to collectively raise awareness of men’s health and also as a ‘team bonding’ exercise; simply see who could grow the best moustache
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Let’s talk about something we don’t talk about

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

John Cowley, Head of Counselling Health & Wellbeing at Cardiff University tells us more about The Student Sex Work Project and the support available to Cardiff students …   You may have seen a stall during Fresher’s week belonging to The Student Sex Work Project; here I’d like to tell you a little more about
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“On your head son!” Male Engagement Football Tournament

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Will Brown, Psychology Student and Intern at Counselling, Health & Wellbeing tells us more about the projects he’s involved in to help remove the stigma associated with male mental health … It is safe to say that I have now well and truly settled into my Psychology Placement. The first few weeks of my placement with the
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It’s Stress Awareness Day – we explain more and give you tips to manage your stress

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Many of us suffer with stress throughout our daily lives, sometimes every day … Will & Sarah’s blog marks National Stress Awareness Day …  Fresher’s week has well and truly passed, lectures are in full flow and coursework deadlines are piling up. Your bank account is now your worst enemy and the Christmas Holidays are on
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5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

With the current cost of living on the increase, it has never been so important to be mindful of ways to try to eat well on a budget. It is possible to do this with careful planning. Below are some useful ideas and tips to help guide you through the process.   Key principles of
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Enhancing Your Wellbeing as a Cardiff Student

Posted on 2 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Jo Pinder from the Student Wellbeing Team introduces the many ways they aim to help enhance your wellbeing as a Cardiff student … Earlier this year, the Student Wellbeing Team was appointed by the Student Counselling and Wellbeing Division to offer a new strand of support for students across the University. 
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Are you or a friend feeling homesick, lonely, overwhelmed?

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

It’s understandable. Sarah Braes and Will Brown, from Cardiff’s Student Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team share their experience as a Cardiff Fresher and highlight the support available to you now and throughout your time at Cardiff University. Going to university is an exciting time, full of new challenges – making independent decisions, getting settled in to an
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Welcome to the Student Life CU Blog

Posted on 31 July 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

Your Student Life Supported is our tagline and that’s exactly what we want to do This blog is designed to give you a running commentary of the work being undertaken across Student Support & Wellbeing and the services & support available to you. Our mission is to provide high quality, proactive, responsive and innovative services to
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