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You Are More Than Your Studies: What help is available?

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As a Students’ Union, mental health and wellbeing is so important to us. SUSU, as well as University of Southampton, have a number of services available to every student. We would like to take this You Are More Than Your Studies to remind you of these. 

Whether you need some support, would like to get involved or just need some more info we’ve got it all below. 

The Advice Centre

The Advice Centre, located in Building 40, provides free, independent and confidential support to all students. They can help you with issues that could be impacting your mental health Read the rest

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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 Read the rest

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RAG wins bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference

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Our very own Southampton RAG team have won their bid to host the 2017 RAG Conference.

The conference is hosted in a different Union annually to showcase the successes of the year’s fundraising.

The bid comes after RAG announced their 2015-16 fundraising total, which was an incredible £165, 194.05.

Each year, our student-run team focuses its fundraising efforts on three nominated charities, voted on by you! in 2015-16, Make A Wish Foundation, Student Minds, and The Red Lipstick Foundation were just some of the charities that benefitted! From charity Colour Runs to Christmas Fayres, you have had the opportunity to … Read the rest

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Ways to De-stress in Southampton

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Tomorrow is University Mental Health Day. This is a national day to raise awareness of mental health in students and to offer support and information for those going through a mental health problem. Did you know that as many as 1 in every 4 people experience some kind of mental health issue in any given year?

Being at university can be a very stressful experience, and sometimes, the best thing to do is just put things on hold and go and de-stress. There are lots of ways of de-stressing, and lots of cheap ways of doing this in Southampton.… Read the rest

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The Big Give #GiveAPound

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The Big Give is back!

The Big Give is a week-long series of events organised by SUSU RAG in order to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charities, which this year are: Make-A-Wish UK, Student Minds and The Red Lipstick Foundation.

Last year, you generous lot raised an incredible £7,000 during the Big Give week, but this year we want to smash the total and raise even more!

Remember, ‘Give a Pound, Change a Life’.

Here is the timetable of events you have to look forward to:



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Did You Know?

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1 in 4 people will experience some kind of mental health problem in the course of a year.

Look out for the SU elephant, affectionately known as Trunky, which will be in a different part of the SU every month to raise awareness of mental health as part of the ‘Elephant in the Room’ campaign.

The idea is reduce the stigma surrounding talking about mental health problems. If you spot the elephant, send us a picture via our Twitter @yoursusu or Instagram @sususnaps with #TimeToTalk

So how can we help?
We have a range of different support available to help … Read the rest

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Support at SUSU whilst you’re away

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It’s summer so a lot of you will be at home, but that’s not to say that there is still not a lot of support on offer should you need it. Whether it is a personal problem or an educational one or something related to your health, there are things available that can help.

The first place to visit should be The Advice Centre, located on Level 3 of Building 40. Open from 9am-5pm each weekday, they provide support in a host of areas including Academic Advice, Housing Advice and Finance Advice. Although it could be easy to overlook these … Read the rest

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SUSU to host Mental Health and Wellbeing Day

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The Southampton branch of Student Minds – a national student mental health charity – will hold a day of events and activities on Wednesday (18.02.15) to promote issues of mental wellbeing among the student population.

Representatives from listening support service Nightline, SUSU’s Peer Support programme and Student Minds will all be running stalls to provide information on the day, as well as encouraging students to contribute to an art installation targeting the issues related to mental health.

As well as being able to get advice and tips on reducing stress and maintaining a positive mental attitude, the free and open … Read the rest

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