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February 9, 2016

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» Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2016

Eating Disorders Awareness Week is 22nd to 28th February 2016

Disordered eating might affect you or someone you know.

Effects include disrupted eating habits or weight control behaviour with physical, emotional and psychological changes. It can take many forms: restricted food intake, strict dietary rules, preoccupation with food, and altered mealtime behaviours, excessive exercise, self-induced vomiting and misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.

If you or someone you care about seems to be troubled by disordered eating, follow this link

November 27, 2015

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» DDS Update

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.

“A student has expressed concern about rumours regarding changes to the Disability and Dyslexia Service, so we’d like to keep you updated about what is happening.

The UK government has made wide-ranging changes that affect disability support services at universities in England and Wales. The University is in the process of reviewing how the Disability and Dyslexia Service will continue to offer excellent, professional support which meets student requirements and expectations while accommodating these changes.

Student wellbeing and support is a priority. Service changes are guided by students’ needs and student input will be considered throughout the review process and there will be opportunities to contribute to discussion. If you would like to submit any comments or suggestions at this stage, you can use the DDS Feedback form to let us know.”

November 2, 2015

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» A new app for student well being, and they need your help!

Student Minds have been working in partnership with the mental health charity Mind, to develop an app which helps students cope with the highs and lows of university by sharing their mood with friends in a fun and easy way.

This week sees the launch of the app, named Emoodji

If you’re interested to know how the app works, here is a quick overview:

Emoodji allows people to take a selfie and attach an emoji that represents their mood. These photos can be shared with friends, or kept private. The app will then monitor how you’ve been doing and will send you helpful tips on how you can stay mentally healthy at university, including information on stress, food and mood, being away from home, anxiety and feeling down.

To download the app, click here.

The app is being piloted until mid-November and we need your help to feedback on how effective you find it. We’d love to hear what you think of it! Download it, try it out and send your feedback to emoodji@mind.org.uk by Friday 6 November.

October 6, 2015

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» Bipolar Awareness Day

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.

If you or someone you know is affected by Bipolar disorder please see our self-help websites and advice fact-sheets

October 1, 2015

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» The Wellbeing Service on Social Media

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

’’’’’’ to share the link with your followers.

And a Southwaleswellbeing page on Facebook

Please follow us for lots of relevant info and links to wellbeing: USW Wellbeing on Twitter

Please 'like’ us for lots of relevant info and links to wellbeing: USW Wellbeing on Facebook

May 28, 2015

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» MWS evaluation 2014-15

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.

We know you get asked to fill in lots of surveys but if you have used the Mental Wellbeing Service, please could we urge you to take a few minutes of your time to fill in our SurveyMonkey questionnaire?!

Your feedback is so important to plan improvements to our service. The survey is anonymous.

You can access the link here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSQM35Z

May 14, 2015

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» Beat exam stress with free table tennis

Beat Exam Stress with Free Table Tennis for Cardiff Students Every Weekday Afternoon!

More information

March 12, 2015

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» Help develop an app for student mental health!

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?

Based on feedback from a series of student focus groups at the end of 2014, Mind have developed a set of story-boards for three different app concepts. This is where they need your help! Fill in the online survey here by Friday 27th March to let them know what you think about each of these concepts.

February 23, 2015

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» Eating Disorders Awareness Week

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

Disordered eating might affect you or someone you know.

Effects include disrupted eating habits or weight control behaviour with physical, emotional and psychological changes. It can take many forms: restricted food intake, strict dietary rules, preoccupation with food, and altered mealtime behaviours, excessive exercise, self-induced vomiting and misuse of laxatives, diuretics, or enemas.

If you or someone you care about seems to be troubled by disordered eating, follow this link to a range of information and resources that can help.

February 12, 2015

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» University Mental Health Awareness Day - 18th February

Student Support have organised a range of activities, across campuses, for University Mental Health Awareness Day (18th February 2015).

Planned activities include mental wellbeing awareness stalls, a relaxation session, Good Food for Good Mood options on the day (supported by Catering Services), as well as awareness campaigns from the Students’ Union.

In support of the University’s Mental Health Awareness day, Catering have adapted their menus in all food courts so that they are serving 'food for mood’:

Wednesday 18th February 2015 Improve your mental well-being by choosing one of our

MOOD BOOSTING” options

Chargrilled Chicken Breast

Breast of Chicken Chargrilled and

Served with new potatoes and side salad or seasonal vegetables

£3.95

Baked Cod Portuguese

Fillet of Cod topped with a Portugese Sauce and

served with your choice of sides

£3.95

Lentil Stew with Spinach and Potato

A rich lentil broth flavoured with cumin, cayenne pepper and thyme

£3.50

Blueberry Pancakes

Home-made pancakes topped with fresh blueberry compote

£1.20