We know that the first few weeks after Freshers' can be quite difficult: getting to grips with your new timetable, beginning to tackle your workload, and probably missing home a bit. It’s during these weeks that it’s especially important to look out for your friends, old and new, and make sure they know you’re there for them.
 

Look After Your Mate is a two-week, multi-campus campaign aimed at encouraging students to open-up to their friends and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health. We're hosting a range of events across all campuses including coffee mornings, games/movie nights and the hugely popular Pet a Pooch, where students will have the opportunity to sign up to Wellbeing’s Look After Your Mate workshops.
 

We want to encourage students to be more open about mental health and reduce the stigma currently associated with it. In addition, we’re aiming to give students practical skills that they can use if a friend approaches them with a mental health problem.
 

The Students’ Union is working in partnership with USW Chaplaincy and USW Wellbeing to deliver the Look After Your Mate campaign.

 

 

 

 

Read Shannon's blog here.

Sign up to a workshop here.

 

Events

Coffee Date with a Mate
Bring a friend or make a new one and have a chat over a warm brew. We'll be providing free tea or coffee and quality chat.

 
Treforest: Thursday 10 Oct. More information.
Cardiff: Friday 18 Oct. More information.
Glyntaff: Monday 21 Oct. More information.
Newport: Thursday 24 Oct. More information.
 

Pet a Pooch
Feeling wuff? The pooches are back to make you feel amazing. 

Newport: Friday 11 Oct. More information.
Treforest: Monday 14 Oct. More information.
Glyntaff: Friday 18 Oct. More information.
Cardiff: Monday 21 Oct. More information.
Treforest: Wednesday 23 Oct. More information.
Cardiff: Friday 25 Oct. More information.
   

Games & Movie Nights
Head over to the Meeting House for an evening of intense competition or a movie night.

 
Games Night
Tuesday 15 Oct - The Meeting House. More information.

Movie Night
Tuesday 22 Oct - The Meeting House. More Information.
 
 

Wellbeing Workshops
Look After Your Mate is a 2-hour workshop developed by Student Minds and run at the University of South Wales by trained staff in the Wellbeing & Disability Service.

Treforest: Wednesday 16 Oct. More information.
Cardiff: Thursday 24 Oct. More information.
Glyntaff: Wednesday 6 Nov. More information.
Newport: Thursday 21 Oct. More information.