Counselling and Wellbeing

Our Counselling and Wellbeing service offers a wide range of support, including wellbeing and counselling appointments, interactive workshops and groups, to provide emotional support throughout your studies.

We believe it's crucial to look after your health and wellbeing so you can make the most of your time here.

If you're experiencing personal, emotional or psychological difficulties – or just interested in living a more healthy lifestyle – we can provide guidance, self-help materials, books and referrals for further specialist support.

Counselling and Wellbeing appointments

As part of our Counselling and Wellbeing service, we can offer appointments in person, over the phone, or via webcam, instant messaging or email.

We also provide a daily walk-in service – that you can attend without making an appointment – where a member of our team will spend 15 minutes giving you advice about the services we offer or selecting self-help materials to take away with you.

Workshops

Throughout the year, we organise a range of informative, interactive one-off workshops on various subjects and difficulties commonly faced by students, including self-management and team-working, dealing with worry and presentation anxiety and stress management.

You'll also have the opportunity to receive a self-management and wellbeing awareness certificate once you've attended a selection of workshops.

Therapeutic groups

Our therapeutic groups create a safe and confidential space to explore issues, share concerns and develop new skills over the course of several weeks. Topics include mindfulness, developing emotional resilience and ways of coping with stress, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.

Wellbeing resources

If you prefer to work through any difficulties in your own time, we have an online library that holds a vast array of self-help book titles, workbooks and e-books, as well as a large selection of hard copy titles that you are free to borrow from the Student Support Centre.

On our student intranet, we offer a comprehensive range of self-help materials, including our online resources database, which cover a wide variety of topics. Here, you'll find things like brochures, podcasts, useful links and our recommended mobile phone apps.

Exercise referrals

We offer a number of exercise referrals in collaboration with Cardiff University Sport, where, if you're eligible, you can receive eight weeks of one-to-one support with a member of the Sport Team.

They'll devise a programme of activities to boost your activity levels and mental wellbeing, as well as schedule weekly check-ins to review your progress and help with your motivation.

Walk to wellbeing

We've also established a 'Walk to Wellbeing' scheme, also in collaboration with Cardiff University Sport, where you can meet other students for a weekly walk to improve your physical and mental health and experience some of the beautiful, scenic areas of Cardiff.

Wellbeing Champions

Wellbeing Champions are student volunteers who give information and advice to fellow students on a range of health and wellbeing-related issues. They also periodically hold events at popular locations across campus where you can learn practical ways to improve your wellbeing.

Contact us

To learn more about the Counselling and Wellbeing services we offer to our students, please contact:

Wellbeing and Counselling service