University Mental Health Day 2018

February 22, 2018

Update: Due to University of South Wales campus closures on Thursday 1st March, these events will no longer be running.

Thursday 1st March is national University Mental Health Day, to mark the occasion University of South Wales are planning a number of activities for staff and students to get involved with.

Come along and help us to raise awareness of mental health in higher education.

Time to Change Wales Champion Talk
Thursday 1st March, 12:00 – 1:00pm, GT EM019 (GT136)

USW signed the Time to Change employer pledge in 2017, making a promise to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination. The TTCW champion will deliver a personal story around dealing with poor mental health, with the opportunity to ask questions and discuss mental health in the workplace. There is no need to register beforehand; all staff and students are welcome to come along to this event.

'Don’t Bottle it up…’ stall
Thursday 1st March, 11:00am – 2:00pm, all campuses

The Wellbeing Service will be on each campus with their 'Don’t Bottle it up…’ stall, giving students and staff the opportunity to ‘get something off their chest’. A self-care tree will also be on display showing some of the best ideas for how to take care of your wellbeing. You will find the team at the following locations, between 11:00am – 2:00pm: 

Cardiff – The Street
Treforest – Stilts
Glyntaff – Aneurin Bevan Reception
Newport – B Floor

The Wellbeing Service will be providing information about support available from the University, as well as how to go about disclosing and accessing support. They invite your anonymous feedback about the service and will be giving out freebies at the same time! 

Go Wales & Students’ Union Drop-in Sessions
Thursday 1st March, various times

GO Wales, in collaboration with the Students’ Union, are holding two drop-in sessions for students to learn more about ways to de-stress, relax and manage your mental health using creativity.

10:00am – 11:30am Careers Space, Library, Treforest Campus
1:00pm – 2:30pm Zen Bar, Atrium, Cardiff Campus

All welcome, just turn up to take part.

Free fitness classes at the USW Sports Centre (Treforest)
Thursday 1st March, various times

Come along for a free fitness session, all welcome!

12:30pm – 1:00pm    30 minute HIIT (Intermediate) – Fitness class using targeting short intense bursts of exercise

12:30pm – 1:15pm    Body Flow (Beginner) – A yoga-style class

1:30pm – 2.15pm      Climbing Taster Session (Beginner)

5:00 – 6:00pm      Circuit Training (Intermediate)

To book, visit the reception in the Sports Centre or speak to a member of the reception team on (01443) 482681.

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