As the festive season fast approaches we bring you ‘The 12 blogs of Christmas’…
Whatever your plans over the University’s Christmas Recess we have created a series of blogs to help give you some fun ideas on what to do and offer practical advice on your wellbeing during the holidays.
Follow our 12 blogs of Christmas!
From December 1st through to the 12th we’ll be publishing daily posts from our Student Interns and staff, who share their advice and experiences to help you make the holidays more enjoyable.
Student Support Centres Opening Times
Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus. These offices will remain open in December from 9.00am – 4.30pm weekdays, they will close for the holidays at 2.30pm on Friday 23rd December. Student Support Centres will reopen at 9.00am on Tuesday 3rd January.
Please take the opportunity to access support through our centres or online throughout December and beyond. 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.
For further details of services, support and self-help resources 24/7 please search the University Intranet.
Urgent Advice and Emergency Contacts
Throughout the year (not just the holidays) if a situation arises where you or someone close to you needs urgent help or support there are a number of options available to you:
|The situation is critical or urgent and requires immediate response.
There is immediate danger to you or others (i.e. someone is behaving violently, is injured, critically ill or has made a suicide attempt).
Request an ambulance and/or police.
Provide as much relevant information as possible to the operator.
|If you are in halls of residence or are on campus please inform University Security (24 hour line) 029 2087 4444 of the current situation and any actions taken.|
|You need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency.
You might think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service.
You’re not sure who to call. You need health information or reassurance about what to do next.
|Call NHS Direct Wales on 0845 46 47
You can also get information from the NHS Direct Wales website.
|You can also call your GP and they should be able to offer advice.
Out of usual working hours you may be given the number for your local out-of-hours GP service.
Other useful support
Talk about anything that is bothering you. This student-led service is based in the Cardiff University Students’ Union.
|029 2087 0555||20:00-08:00, seven days a week, during term-time|
Crisis support service where you can talk about anything that’s bothering you.
|116 123 (free)||24 hours a day, seven days a week|
This service can help you find local support, as well provides information about mental health problems and treatments.
|0300 123 3393 (national)
029 2040 2040 (local)
|Monday to Friday, 09:00-18:00|
|Students’ Union Advice Centre
Provides advice and information, advocacy, representation and support through a free, confidential, impartial and independent service to the members of the Students’ Union.
|029 2078 1410
or visit the 3rd floor, Cardiff University Students’ Union
|Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:00|
Support if you have been affected by crime.
Free, confidential and available to anyone in
|08 08 16 89 111||Monday to Friday, 20:00-08:00
Saturday and Sunday, 24 hour service
Rape and sexual abuse helpline.
|08 08 802 99 99||Every day, 12:00-14:30 and 19:00-21:30
Also 15:00 to 17:30 on weekdays
For questions about meningitis or meningococcal septicaemia.
You can also talk things through or find out more about the support offered.
|0808 80 10 388
or via email
|Every day, 09:00 to 20:00|
|Cruse Bereavement Care
Free confidential support for adults and children following a bereavement.
|0808 808 1677
or via email
|Monday to Friday, 09:30-17:00 (excluding bank holidays)
Extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, until 20:00.
Merry Christmas everyone! Nadolig llawen pawb!
The Student Support & Wellbeing Team
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.
For further details of services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.