Student Support Centre

People with mental health problems don’t look depressed all the time

Posted on 24 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

8/10 believe headclutchers aren’t an accurate representation of how it feels to have a mental health problem. Sarah Braes, Counselling Health & Wellbeing Intern tells us more about the Time to Change campaign … Have your ever seen a ‘headclutcher’? They’re those photos of a person holding their head in their hands, usually while wearing
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How Student Minds is confronting mental health problems at Cardiff University

Posted on 23 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Guest post by Kieran Patel, Co-President, Student Minds Cardiff on Student Minds and what they do at Cardiff University …   Student Minds Cardiff work closely with the Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team at the Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place and Cardigan House. Together they aim to support students by offering a range of easily accessible services
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FCF: The Solution to your Financial Crisis.

Posted on 23 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you currently, or have you ever been in a position where you have struggled for money? I have. Thankfully today I am out of the woods, but that’s all thanks to Cardiff University’s Financial Contingency Fund (FCF). Read on to hear how it helped me, and how it can help you.  Liam Havard shares
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Are you studying medicine and thinking about intercalating and funding?

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you studying Medicine and planning to intercalate? Gareth Davies, Student Support Officer, explains how and where to apply for funding …   If the intercalating year is the 4th year of your course You need to apply to Student Finance for your funding as in previous years. If there are no changes in your circumstances
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7 easy tips to reduce your stress

Posted on 17 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Do you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep? Do you find it difficult to concentrate, and do you feel irritable and anxious? Have you lost your appetite? Do you go over things in your head? Our Counselling, Health & Wellbeing team offer some useful tips to help …   This list is not conclusive,
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Student services and events to support you at Uni – What’s On 16th – 27 March

Posted on 16 March 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Whatever life brings your way, don’t face it alone, we may be able to help. Katrina Taylor outlines what the Student Support & Wellbeing teams have to offer students in March …   It may be money worries, interview nerves, feeling low, job hunting, housing advice, trouble sleeping … anything … if you need support don’t
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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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Cardiff University has money available for its students, if they need it

Posted on 27 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

If you don’t have enough money to cover your essential living or study costs, we may be to help you; Sheila King, Head of Advice & Money tells us more …       I’m responsible for managing Cardiff University’s Financial Contingency Fund (FCF) and below I’ve set out what FCF is, who can apply, the
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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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Want to get student funding?

Posted on 10 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

Are you in your first, second or penultimate year of study?  Do you get student funding now?  Would you like it again next year?  Did you know that you need to reapply for funding each academic year?  The Advice & Money Team tells us more … In the talks we, the Advice & Money Team,
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National Student Money Week: How to get more out of your money

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team tell us more about what they are doing for National Student Money Week …            Today marks the start of the fifth National Student Money Week (NSMW); a national event created and supported by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA).  This year NSMW runs from 9th – 13th
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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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Estranged from your family this Christmas?

Posted on 17 December 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Christmas period can be challenging for people who have become estranged from their families.  You could risk feeling lonely and isolated if you stay in your halls of residence or on your own in your student home. Here Einir Evans from Advice & Money shares her tips to prevent becoming lonely at Christmas time:
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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 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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“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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Is it okay to talk about withdrawal from University?

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Your Student Life, Supported

The Advice & Money Team share their thoughts on withdrawing from University … Starting at University is exciting but it also comes with some anxiety attached. It is quite common to feel overwhelmed in the first couple of weeks and wonder if you are in the right place, or if you are here at the
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