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04
Dec

Over £300 raised in MindSoc and Hillwalking Club’s Santa Hillwalk

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Mind Society’s annual walk with the Hill Walking Club has so far raised an incredible £308 for charity.

The annual walk sees Mind Society and the Hillwalking Club come together with volunteers to walk all the way to Winchester from Southampton dressed in their best Christmas attire. This year proceeds from the walk will be going to both Solent Mind, the Southampton branch of the mental health charity Mind and No Limits, a charity offering free and confidential information, advice, counselling, support and advocacy for young people.

Mind Society President, Kiana, says “the Santa walk to Winchester has … Read the rest

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08
May

#BurstTheBubble – It’s time to talk about mental health

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It’s mental health awareness week, so we’ve teamed up with the University to provide a series of events in support of promoting mental health support and reducing the stigma around seeking help.

Here’s how you can get involved:

Tuesday 09 May

  • Time to Change cinema

Pop in to Time to Change’s pop-up gazebo cinema between 11:00-15:00 see short films about mental health and have a chat with one of the Peer Supporters. Find out more on the Time To Change website.

Coming soon

  • Mental Health edition of Wessex Scene and The Edge

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14
Mar

NHS Health Team Visit Our Union Redbrick on Friday

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Our local NHS team are bringing their health roadshow to campus on Friday.

The team will be on the Redbrick in their Health Bus between 10:00-14:00 on the Redbrick.

They will be available to offer their top tips for staying healthy as a University student and give you an opportunity to chat with them about your experience of using local health services.

There is no need to book an appointment – simply turn up and climb aboard to chat to one of the friendly staff.

 

 

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05
Jan

Welfare Packs: A Little Gift For You

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The Christmas holidays may be nearly over, but there’s no need to feel the January blues. As a little extra, we are giving away free Welfare Packs filled with goodies to our Halls Committees to help you survive the January study season. Whether you’re taking exams, submitting hand-ins and coursework or getting ready to go on placement, we’re here to support you. 
During the past week, our team have been joining Flora (Vice-President Student Communities) and Dan (Vice-President Engagement) to pack thousands of bags with surprises to get you through your next few deadlines. We don’t want to reveal all … Read the rest

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06
Dec

Health & Safety Incidents – what do you need to do?

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The Union and the University take health and safety very seriously and together we work hard to make sure everyone is safe on campus.

But as you know, the University is a busy place and occasionally accidents do happen. In these rare incidences, it’s important to make sure you tell the right people as quickly as possible – this means we can stop it from happening again to anyone else. This is particularly important in light of the current building works on Salisbury Road car parks.

What to do if you are involved in or witness an incident:

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24
Nov

Toothbus Today

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Not been to the dentist in longer than you would like to admit? Brace yourself – the Toothbus is on its way!

Solve all your dental woes and get those pearly whites just right this Christmas with a trip to the NHS Toothbus today!

We’ve organised the Toothbus to make a visit to you on the Redbrick between 09:00-17:00. Pop on over to get yourself an appointment right away as they are normally booked up by midday.

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12
Nov

How to beat the winter blues

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It seems like a lifetime ago that we were in shorts and t-shirts lying in the Common during Freshers’. With the blink of an eye, lectures have started and we’re already planning events for Christmas (the Ball, Christmas bookings at The Bridge and the Christmas Light Switch-On are all pencilled in our calendar). But while the festivities makes this time of year one of excitement, the early morning slog to uni in the dark can sometimes take its toll. If you’re finding yourself missing home after the buzz of Freshers’ or you simply fancy a little winter pick-me-up, … Read the rest

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21
Jun

Bike Doctor

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The Bike Doctor is back!

If you are a cycling fanatic, but your bike isn’t running as smoothly as you would like, come along to the Redbrick Area outside Building 42 to have a check-up with the Bike Doctor.

You can get your bike checked and tuned for FREE between 10:00-14:00 on Friday 24 June and every other Friday thereafter. Take a look out our calendar to save the dates for your diary.… Read the rest

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02
May

Let’s Talk about Sex!

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There we said it. Sex. It’s natural and completely normal, but people often find ourselves shying away from the subject when it’s mentioned. So to help offer you information about sexual health and consent and to give you body confidence, we will be running various events and activities during this Thursday 05 and Friday 06 May.

Here’s what you can look forward to:


Thursday 05 May

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THE BODY POSITIVE EXHIBITION

  • 09:00-17:00
  • Concourse, Building 42, Students’ Union

The Body Positive is a free exhibition of photography that aims to promote body positivity, confidence and challenge negative portrayals of the human … Read the rest

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05
Apr

Post-Easter Health Kick

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If you’re lying in a heap of Easter egg wrappers feeling like you’ve overdone it, we hear you. So here are just some tips to help you rein it back in after that obligatory Easter splurge.

Go outdoors

Not getting your money’s worth out of that gym membership you signed up for in January? Why not get outside instead? Southampton has plenty of lovely green spaces for you to take advantage of, and now the nights are lighter, it’s the perfect time to get on the run. And there’s no need to put too much pressure on yourself – just … Read the rest

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