SU President Brad Woolridge: Mental Health Blog

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SU President Brad Woolridge - Mental Health Blog

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing - has this phrase become one of the most commonly used phrases in day-to-day vocabulary?

Since I have been studying at Cardiff Met, this phrase has filtered its way into conversations, especially since I started as a sabbatical officer for the Students’ Union 18 months ago. What is it? How many people suffer from it? How much do we really know about it?

“1 in 4 people are affected by mental health problems during their lifetime”

Through my series of blogs I’ll attempt to give my viewpoint of mental health and well-being, and demonstrate how I try to enhance my knowledge and understanding.

Signing the “Time to Change Wales” Pledge

The signing of the pledge should be the start of our contribution to eradicate the stigma and discrimination that surrounds mental health, not the end.

Student well-being was something that I wanted to enhance this year in my role as SU President, and with the efforts of Alison Larner (SU Student Advisor), signing the pledge is a great opportunity to start that process.

I feel proud to have been the fortunate person to sign the pledge on behalf of the SU, and hope that in years to come we can look back at this signing as the beginning of a more holistic support system for our students and staff.

What Next?

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Course

5 workshops between 8th February – 5th April

  • Enhancing Student Mental Wellbeing

Higher Education Conference 23rd February

  • Blogging Posts

To follow after each of the Mindfulness workshops.

I hope you enjoy the short read, and follow the upcoming blogs to see what progress can be made to enhance student mental health and well-being!

If you are interested in getting involved, writing your own blogs, or just expressing an interest please feel free to contact me bwoolridge@cardiffmet.ac.uk

 

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