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10
Oct

Welfare Wednesday Podcast No.1: World Mental Health Day

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do. Read the rest

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09
Oct

World Mental Health Day: Mind Society

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to do.Read the rest

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08
Oct

World Mental Health Day: Student Minds

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10th October is World Mental Health Day, an annual day recognised by The World Health Organisation to provide an opportunity for those working on mental health issues to talk about their work and what more needs to be done. This year’s theme, chosen by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘young people and mental health in a changing world’.

 

As a Students’ Union, young people’s mental health and well being is so important to us. We would like to take this World Mental Health Day to talk about the work being done and the work left to Read the rest

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23
Jan

Could you be the next President or VP Welfare?

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Nominations for our Spring Elections are well underway, but there’s still time to put yourself forward to become a Full-Time Officer (also known as Sabbatical Officer). These are paid positions, with a competitive starting salary of £20,989. These roles are perfect for those of you graduating this year (or for anyone willing to take a gap year to get some work experience), who would like to represent and improve a particular aspect of student life.

This week we will be providing you with an overview of each Sabbatical Officer role to give you a better understanding of what you … 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

Keep your eyes peeled on the Redbrick … Read the rest

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17
Feb

Rugby Football Club promote the Look After Your Mate campaign and show their softer side

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What would you think if we asked you – what are Rugby Football players like?

You might perhaps imagine 15 oversized, hairy and muddy men in the field of play? Do you hear their low grunts or maybe wince at the thought of bone crunching tackles? Does it conjure thoughts of wasted exertion in fruitless pursuit of an oval ball?

Well, if that is what you thought you couldn’t be more wrong.

Why?

Well, on an unprepossessing and grey day all the way back in December, men and women from our Rugby Football Club volunteered to pitch up on … Read the rest

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22
Nov

Union Southampton raises awareness of student mental health at Student Support Symposium conference

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Yesterday evening saw the first Student Support Symposium at The Bridge to raise staff and student awareness of existing support services available to University of Southampton students.

As well as raising awareness of support, the Symposium was intended to let people hear about students’ first-hand experiences of mental ill health and to start working towards a ‘One Click’ system, where you will you will be guided through a series of questions online to reach the appropriate support quickly.

The evening, run by our Advice Centre and Peer Support team at the Union,  included the student-run services Student Minds and Nightline … Read the rest

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20
Apr

PGRs: An update from your PGR Officer, Mike

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Hi fellow PGRs,

Just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been happening at the Students’ Union lately.

Intercampus Travel: We’re pleased to confirm that if you’re an interdisciplinary PGR in FNES, FEE or Medicine who travels regularly between University campuses you should now be able to arrange with your graduate school to reclaim your bus fares if they exceed £100 a year. This has been agreed with the Doctoral College and should mean that PGRs in this position should no longer be left significantly out of pocket for what is a research expense.

Mental Health: This is a … Read the rest

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08
Dec

Postgraduate Guest Blog: Advice to my younger self – top tips for new (and current) PhD students Part 3 Your Life

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We asked postgraduate student Zoe M. Harris to write a post to give students some advice for new and current PhD students. She has done just that and some of her gems of knowledge may be useful to undergraduates as well! This is Zoe’s final post in a series of tips and advice covering the PhD and the job hunt and now: your life. 

After handing in my thesis and waiting to viva (this is an oral examination for those that don’t know!), I was applying for jobs and working as a research assistant writing papers from my PhD. I Read the rest

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11
Nov

WSA students – keep calm and colour!

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Exam season is looming and, as always, our Stress Less Fest will be running throughout January to offer you plenty of support and ways to cope with the pressure of deadlines.

This year has seen a massive rise in adults buying colouring books after it was proven they can reduce stress and help you to wind down – so now we are jumping on the bandwagon and creating our own colouring book especially for you!

We are enlisting the help of our creative students over at WSA and asking for your illustrations to help us put together a colouring book … Read the rest

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