Health and Wellbeing

Book now for wellbeing workshops, courses and groups in May

Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioner, tells us more about the different events Counselling, Health and Wellbeing are holding for students throughout May…

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In addition to providing one-to-one Counselling and Wellbeing support, the Counselling, Health and Wellbeing Service offer a number of one-off workshops, taught courses (running between 2-4 weeks) and groups to help tackle the difficulties students may face.

Workshops are a way to get information and strategies to overcome your difficulties. In addition to workshops, our courses and groups offer you a safe and confidential space to explore issues, share concerns and develop new skills over the course of several weeks.

To book, please click on the links below which will take you to our booking page or search for ‘Counselling and Wellbeing’ on the Student Intranet.

 

Workshops

Tuesday 9 May, 10:00-11:00, Room 3.02 Students’ Union
Relaxation – This workshop will introduce you to a number of strategies that can help you relax. Learning to relax and maintain a calm attitude towards the challenges of everyday living is a core self-management skill, and will increase your ability to handle workload demands, and positively manage working relationships in the future.

Tuesday 9 May, 13:00 -14:00, Room 3.02, Students’ Union
Wannabe Well: Wake up your Wellbeing – Looking after our emotional, mental and physical wellbeing is important to ensure we are healthy and happy, yet sometimes, particularly when we are feeling stressed, looking after our wellbeing becomes less of a priority. In this workshop we will explore ‘What is Wellbeing?’ and focus on strategies you can use to strike a good balance and look after yourself.

Mindfulness Drop-ins
Mindfulness can be a way to live life more in the present, thinking less about the past and worrying less about the future. You will learn to enjoy ‘the moment’ whilst also learning how to reduce stress in your university life.

Wednesday 10 May, 14:00 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 16:30, Room 3.02, Student’s Union

Wednesday 17 May, 14:00 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 16:30, Room 3.02, Student’s Union

Wednesday 24 May, 14:00 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 16:30, Room 3.02, Student’s Union

Wednesday 31 May, 14:00 – 15:00 or 15:30 – 16:30, Room 3.02, Student’s Union

(No need to book, please turn up on the day)

Walking to Wellbeing – Enhance your wellbeing and improve your health by joining our Walking to Wellbeing programme, created by the Wellbeing and Sport teams. Exercise is extremely important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Such enhancements in wellbeing may be just what you need for boosting your studies or helping you get a better night’s sleep! – Wednesday 3 May, Wednesday 10 May and Wednesday 17 May – Please meet us at the bottom of the Students’ Union steps (No need to book, please turn up on the day)

 

Courses

Developing Emotional Resilience: Stronger Day by Day (2 week course) – Emotional Resilience is our ability to cope with or adapt to stressful situations or crises. This course will help you to develop increased self-awareness and teach you strategies and skills to boost your emotional resilience. Wednesday 15 May and Wednesday 22 May 17:30 -19:30, Room 3.02 Students’ Union.

Groups

Wednesday 3 May, 14:30 – 16:00, Ground floor common room, 61 Park Place.
Long term therapeutic group – This is a support group offered at Cardiff University for students who are experiencing emotional difficulties and would like extra support on an ongoing basis. Being in a group setting, you will get the opportunity to learn from others, listen to different perspectives on similar challenges you are going through, and see how others are coping. You will meet once a week on a Wednesday afternoon.

Thursday 4 May 10:45am-12:15, Room 3.02, Students’ Union
Postgraduate Peer Support Group – The Postgraduate Peer Support group provides peer support to Postgraduates with finding the right balance in their study and research.

Tuesday 9 May, 17:30 – 19:00, Ground Floor Training room, 51 Park Place
Postgraduate Peer Support Group – The Postgraduate Peer Support group provides peer support to Postgraduates with finding the right balance in their study and research.

Tuesday 2 May, 17:30 – 18:45, 50 Park Place
Forces Veterans Meet Up – Informal meet-up for any students who are serving or who have served in the British Armed Forces.

 

Additional Support Services

Tuesday 30 May from 17:30 – 19:00
Rainbow Bridge is a project run by Victim Support, offering advice, support and information to victims of domestic abuse who identify as LGBT+. Rainbow Bridge exists to provide LGBT+ abuse victims with the specialist support they deserve. Services can be accessed directly, securely and confidentially, so that victims of LGBT+ domestic abuse do not need to go to the police if they do not wish to. On the last Tuesday of every month, Rainbow Bridge will offer one-to-one bookable appointments to provide confidential, specialised support, advice and information in a safe place.

Please note that 4 slots are available: 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00. Slots must be booked by pm the day before this appointment (Monday).7;00

Tuesday 6 June from 17:30 – 18:30
Appointments with Taith – The Drug and Alcohol Advice and Support Organisation, Taith run a confidential student service once a month at our offices in 50 Park Place, on Tuesday evenings from ;00 – 19:00. On the first Tuesday of every month, Taith will offer one-to-one bookable appointments to provide confidential, specialised support, advice and information in a safe place.
Alternatively, you can contact Taith directly on 0300 300 7000 or email taith@cgl.org.uk

For more information about our workshops, courses and groups and how to book a place please see our Student Intranet pages or email us at studentsupportworkshops@cardiff.ac.uk

 

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Best wishes,
Rachel, Wellbeing Practitioner 

Rachel
Your Student Life, Supported.

The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice and MoneyCareers and EmployabilityCounselling, Health and WellbeingDisability and Dyslexia and International Student Support.  The Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus.  For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.

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