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Mental health support - 13/05/2019

Cardiff University takes mental health extremely seriously. To be absolutely clear: we will continue to offer students support during the exam period and we encourage students to access this support, especially if they are in crisis. To suggest otherwise is extremely misleading.

We have a variety of measures in place to support our students with loyal and dedicated members of staff who work tirelessly in their roles.

Like many Universities we offer one-to-one appointments from our Counselling and Wellbeing Service to help students with short term issues which may be affecting their studies and student experience. This service has been in especially high demand recently. We have therefore had to adapt the way we work. Students already registered with the service are being prioritised for one-to-one appointments as requested. Students new to the service can access other timely options which have been enhanced. In particular, our daily drop-in service has been extended and more slots are available to see new students who wish to discuss their concerns in a short session. This is a chance to speak with a member of staff, to receive resources and to be signposted to the most appropriate support available.

We have also increased access to other services, such as workshops on anxiety and exam stress and a range of self-help resources.