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Big Mental Health Survey

September 28, 2018

Share your experiences of mental health support.

Mind, the mental health charity, are running a Big Mental Health Survey and want to hear from anyone aged 16 years or older with personal experience of mental health problems.

DSA Claim It! campaign

September 14, 2018

We are supporting a new DSA Claim It! campaign that offers advice and information about Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs) and other university-led adjustments.

Programme on OCD seeks participants

May 18, 2017

We have been contacted by a TV production company looking for people aged 18 – 30 who have OCD and would be willing to take part in a TV programme about living with the condition.

Self Injury Awareness Day 2017

March 1, 2017

Self-Injury Awareness Day 2017

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) occurs on 1st March every year, and has done so for well over a decade.

SIAD is an international event that is recognised across the globe.

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, helping to banish judgment and fear, and to reduce the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.

Self Harm Support Group - Bridgend

January 23, 2017

1st & 3rd Monday of every month (exc. Bank Holidays) 6:30pm – 8pm MHM Wales, Union Offices, Quarella Road, Bridgend. CF31 1JW

Mindfulness course now running!

January 20, 2017

We are really pleased that after the success of the 'taster’ sessions run on the Treforest campus before Christmas, Valley Steps have begun a full 6-week Mindfulness course. This will be followed by a 6-week Stress Control course in March. Both will be at The Hub, Treforest Campus (no. 26 on the Treforest Campus map).

Cardiff Bipolar Support Group

November 10, 2016

Cardiff group is open to anyone aged 18-25 who is affected by bipolar.

Meets: 4th Tuesday of every month. There is no group meeting in December 2016

Time: 6.15pm – 7.45pm

Address: National Centre for Mental Health, Cardiff University, Hadyn Ellis Building, Maindy Road, Cardiff

Postcode: CF24 4HQ

Info: The venue is fully accessible. Enter via the main entrance to the Hadyn Ellis building and the meeting room will be clearly signposted.

Self Injury Awareness Day 2016

February 29, 2016

Self-Injury Awareness Day 2016

Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) occurs on 1st March every year, and has done so for well over a decade.

SIAD is an international event that is recognised across the globe.

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, helping to banish judgment and fear, and to reduce the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.

DDS Update

November 27, 2015

Please see the following update posted on the Disability & Dyslexia web-pages yesterday. Here is the link if you would like to take the opportunity to comment.

Bipolar Awareness Day

October 6, 2015

October 6th is Bipolar Awareness Day

Bipolar Disorder is a condition where people experience extreme swings in mood – from periods of overactive, excited behaviour – known as ‘mania’ or ‘manic episodes’ – to deep depression. Between these severe highs and lows, they may have stable times.

The Wellbeing Service on Social Media

October 1, 2015

Don’t forget there is a SouthWales Wellbeing page on Twitter.

to share the link with your followers.

And a Southwaleswellbeing page on Facebook

MWS evaluation 2014-15

May 28, 2015

The Mental Wellbeing Service is currently being reviewed and we are very keen to get the opinions of the students who have used our service.

Help develop an app for student mental health!

March 12, 2015

Student Minds really excited to be working with Mind to develop a brand new resilience app for students and we’d love to hear your views!

This is a fantastic opportunity to ensure that student voices are at the centre of the development process. What would you value in an app? What would help you to build your support network, develop positive coping strategies and take part in activities that improve your wellbeing?

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 23, 2015

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is 23rd February to 1st March 2015

Disordered eating might affect you or someone you know.

World Suicide Prevention Day

September 8, 2014

World Suicide Prevention Day 2014 banner
10th September is World Suicide Prevention Day
More people in the world die by suicide than by war and murder combined.

World Suicide Prevention Day marks the release of a report conducted by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The report follows the adoption of the Mental Health Action Plan which commits all 194 member states to reducing their suicide rates by 10% by 2020.

5 a Day for your Mental Health?

February 14, 2014

If eating five fruit and veg a day is good for our bodies, what about our minds? Share the 5-a-day for your mind and tell us what you do that’s good for your mind.

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

February 14, 2014

Get involved on Wednesday 19th February! University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day is an annual event to focus efforts aimed at promoting the mental health of people who live and work in Higher Education settings.

Eating Disorder group tonight in Cardiff!

November 4, 2013

Don’t forget the Cardiff BEAT self help group meet at the Cardiff campus of USW tonight (and the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month)!

The group offers a confidential and safe space where attendees can support each other by sharing thoughts, experiences, problems and successes. You DO NOT have to be a student to attend.

Service availability during Easter break

March 19, 2013

Easter Break – what’s available?

The Counselling Service will be closed during the week commencing 1st April. There will be a limited service available for weeks commencing 25th Mar and 8th April.

Are Universities getting student wellbeing support right?

March 12, 2013

Two recent articles in the “The Independent” about the support offered to young people in the education system have been very thought provoking. Readers have left comments and opinions which add further to the debate.

Self-Injury Awareness Day 2013

March 1, 2013

Self-Injury Awareness Day 2013

SIAD occurs on 1st March every year, and has done so for well over a decade.

SIAD is an international event that is recognised across the globe.

Raising awareness about self-injury is incredibly important. Awareness leads to understanding and empathy, banishing judgment and fear, and reducing the number of people who feel alone and suffer in silence.

University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

February 7, 2013

Get involved on Wednesday 20th February! University Mental Health and Wellbeing Day is an annual event to focus efforts aimed at promoting the mental health of people who live and work in Higher Education settings.

Are you feeling homesick?

October 4, 2012

If you are struggling to feel comfortable since coming to University it could be useful for you to consider homesickness may be the cause.

Friday lunchtime Mindfulness Meditation: additional session dates over the summer

July 13, 2012

Please note change of venue for 24th August to B142

At the end of each week, if the opportunity arises, you can attend guided mindfulness meditation sessions, offered once again by the Student Services department. The aim of these sessions is to enhance well-being, and to improve resilience, focus and concentration. The meditations will be engaged in from a purely secular perspective.

Cardiff Beat Eating Disorders Group

May 3, 2012

Beat Cymru – Beating Eating Disorders

Cardiff Self Help and Support Group

Open to sufferers and carers of those with an eating disorders

Easter Vacation

April 5, 2012

For E-counselling and Face-to-face counselling

Procrastination - linked to Emotional Intelligence

November 16, 2011

The results of a recent research project by Heward, E., & Pychyl, T.A. (June 4, 2011) hi-lights links between Emotional Intelligence and Procrastination. Procrastination can lead to putting off tasks which feel uncomfortable. Sometimes we substitute the priority task with preferred activities which avoid difficult emotions. This is why emotional intelligence is important. If we can recognize, soothe and manage difficult emotions within ourselves we will be less likely to become derailed enabling us to stay on track with tasks.

Beat Procrastination Now!

November 11, 2011

Are you having difficulty completing assignments? Is procrastination holding you back?

Skills for Learning, Employment and Life

August 26, 2011

Workshops addressing aspects of Emotional Intelligence are being run in the week commencing 26th, September. They are available to all students and do not have to be booked.


May 17, 2011

How Can Mindfulness Help?

Increased mindfulness can

  • increase happiness, and enable full enjoyment of the vivid energy of your life
  • decrease depression and anxiety
  • develop emotional intelligence
  • enhance memory, concentration, and reaction time
  • improve sleep
  • lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and help with pain
  • improve relationships by enhancing the part of your brain to do with empathy
  • and even possibly slow down the aging process!

Beat exam and deadline blues!

March 4, 2011

With exams and deadlines approaching, the Student Counselling Service is working with the Student Union to deliver workshops for students on how to manage anxiety and stop putting things off. Workshops will be held in the Student Union in March.


January 31, 2011

This is the title of a CCI student animation: you think you’re lonely and don’t fit in? Hope comes in unexpected ways…

Positive Feedback for beat Cymru Self Help Groups

January 31, 2011

beat News report receiving an email from a young woman from the South Wales area, who had attended the Self Help Group in Cardiff sharing her experiences of the group, hoping it will encourage others to access the Self Help groups of beat Cymru and beat UK.

Glyntaff Service Update

December 14, 2010

Please note that from January 2011 there will be a change in the times that Counselling is available on the Glyntaff campus.

Skills for life and employment

November 10, 2010

“People skills” have a significant positive impact upon all areas of your life. This includes your life as a student and your life in the world of work.

Cure All, Or Too Good To Be True?

November 4, 2010

Can exercise really prevent colds, as well as reduce susceptibility to depression? These claims appear in reports on research findings covered in two recent BBC Health News items.

Ups and Downs - To Be Expected?

October 26, 2010

Do you want to feel happy all of the time? Or would you say it’s normal to experience ups and downs of mood and emotion?

Counsellor Available at Glyntaff Tuesdays and Thursdays

October 20, 2010

This is just a reminder that there is no need to travel over to the main Trefforest campus to access the Counselling Service. If it is more convenient for you because you are studying on the Glyntaff campus, you can see a Counsellor on either Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons.

Shaky Start?

September 23, 2010

If you’ve just come to Glamorgan in the last week as a new student and are disconcerted to find yourself feeling a bit 'wobbly’, you might be surprised to realise this is quite normal and that many Freshers have a similar experience.

Summer Self-care

May 28, 2010

Whether you are near to campus or far away over summer, the Counselling Service is still here for you.

Sleep On It?

May 28, 2010

Now the term is almost over you may have been trying to catch up on sleep after a period of late night revision sessions, or recover from late night celebrations to mark the end of exams! BBC News has periodically reported on some interesting discoveries about sleep:

Pros and Cons of Social Networking?

May 27, 2010

Keeping in touch online over the summer will probably be really important for some, but you might be interested or amused to know what’s been reported on the impacts of e-technology.

Lonely as Friends Depart?

May 27, 2010

It’s quiet on campus as the end of term approaches and some people are off as soon as their exams are over. You might be looking forward to catching up with friends at home, but equally you might miss friends at Uni and feel isolated at home. Some students will be staying put for the summer, and for them it can feel as if long, lonely months stretch ahead until friends come back for the new term in the autumn.

Depression Awareness Week

April 26, 2010

Last week was Depression Awareness Week 2010 As 1 in 5 people in the UK are thought to suffer from depression at some point in their lives, you, or someone you know, may be affected.

As a student, trying to study while experiencing depression can be a huge challenge, particularly at this time of year with additional anxiety around exams.

Student Consultants Wanted

April 1, 2010

Make a difference and earn some money!

You can help others by telling your story and keeping an online blog about how you beat depression.

Exams - Aaah!!

March 12, 2010

Less than two weeks of this term to go, then two weeks into summer term exams begin. What’s the best way to approach this daunting situation?

Participants Wanted for Cardiff University Study on Bipolar Disorder

March 4, 2010

People with bipolar disorder are being encouraged by Stephen Fry to take part in a research study at Cardiff University. The actor is quoted in a BBC News item on the bipolar gene study as saying “If you took time to participate in this study, you’ve no idea how much good you will be doing. It would be a wonderful, a kind, a graceful and a noble thing to do”

“So much good for so little effort. How you will glow. By choosing to assist one of the greatest problems facing human happiness you will have done your bit to help remove stigma, shame and hidden pain as well as hastening the day when we all understand the operations of mind and brain a little better.”

Further Slating of Media for Fuelling Eating Disorders

February 23, 2010

In Eating Disorders Awareness Week the BBC reports on a call from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for “the media to stop promoting unhealthy body images and “glamorising” eating disorders.”

Size Zero Celebrities and Eating Disorders Link?

February 22, 2010

Reported last week on the BBC Health pages – the viewpoint of an eating disorders treatment specialist who is questioning whether “...our obsession with size zero celebrities is fuelling the problem”.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 17, 2010

Monday 22nd February sees the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2010, and in this week beat – beating eating disorders are celebrating their 21st birthday.

21 hours of support
To launch Eating Disorders Awareness Week and their 21st birthday celebrations, beat will be opening their helplines for 21 hours on Monday 22nd February. They will open at 00:21 (Sunday night) and continue through to 21:21 on Monday.

Anxious About Presentations?

November 30, 2009

Learnhigher have created a series of short videos as a resouce for dealing with the challenges of giving a presentation.

How Many Cups of Coffee a Day?

November 4, 2009

How many cups of coffee a day do you drink? Research on student coffee intake found that those who drink too much coffee could start seeing ghosts or hearing strange voices.

Counselling Service at ATRiuM

September 21, 2009

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Counselling Service will operate on Tuesdays and Fridays only until further notice.