Health and Wellbeing

Support for LGBT+ students

Jo, a member of the Student Wellbeing Team, talks about support for LGBT+ students…

Victim Support are back this year at the Student Support Centre with their two projects: Rainbow Bridge and the All Wales Hate Crime Project.

Team members will be at the Student Support Centre once per month, offering information, support and advice to LGBT+ Cardiff University students.


What is it?

The All Wales Hate Crime Project was set up in 2014 to support and empower people to report hate crimes. If you have been a victim of hate crime then you can access this free service to gain support, or to report an incident.

Rainbow Bridge can provide free and confidential support to victims of domestic abuse who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender. The team can offer emotional support, practical support, safety planning and much more.

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Who is it for?

These service are available for any Cardiff University students! The support session could be for you; you might be a student who identifies as LGBT+ who is experiencing or affected by domestic abuse or hate crime, or perhaps you’re worried about a friend or family member and want to find out more.


When is it?

Sessions will be available on the last Tuesday evening of every month during term-time, between 5:30pm & 7:30pm, starting from Tuesday 25th October.


Where is it?

The Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place.


How do I book?

If you would like to attend a session then please call 0300 3031 982 or email to book a slot today.

The next session will take place on Tuesday 25th October, 5:30 -7:30pm at the Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place, Cardiff.


Contacting Counselling Health and Wellbeing

If you are struggling to improve your wellbeing, please know Cardiff University Support Services are here for you – there is no problem too big or too small and we would be happy to provide you with some support. We offer a range of flexible support options including:

Bookable appointments are available via our online referral questionnaire. We also offer a Wellbeing Walk-In Service, Monday to Friday, 3pm to 3.45pm and Wednesday mornings, 9.30am to 10.15am, at the Student Support Centre at 50 Park Place.  We also hold a walk-in service at our Student Support Centre in Cardigan House at the Heath, on Wednesday afternoons 3pm to 3.45pm.

 Watch our video and see for yourself that we have friendly and approachable staff. Staff who are able to listen to you non-judgmentally, in a safe and confidential space.

If talking to a member of staff is something you are not sure about, why not chat to one of our Student Wellbeing Champions. They are trained student volunteers who can signpost you to support, offer you a peer ear and give you basic health and wellbeing advice. If you would like to see our Champions in action, check out their video.

If you are worried that you are experiencing physical symptoms that may be affecting your health, we strongly advise you to make a GP appointment to discuss this. If you do not already have a GP, please contact NHS Wales on 0845 46 47 or check out their website to view all of your GP options. The University also has its own GP Practice – Park Place Surgery for those in their catchment area.


Your feedback and help please

Have you found this blog post useful?  Please help us by commenting in the comments bar below, and if there is anything further you’d like to know, please ask your questions there too.

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Best wishes

Jo, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing Team

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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 & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & 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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