Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

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Mental Health Awareness Week is an opportunity to think about our mental health, find out more about mental health issues and how we can help one another. Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13 – 19 May and this year’s theme is Movement: Moving more for our mental health.

Wellbeing activities

The Wellbeing Service has worked in partnership with a number of organisations to provide a variety of events to help students find moments for movement in your daily routine, learn new skills and feel more capable of managing their mental health and wellbeing.

  • Fitness Sessions: Circuits – Tuesday 14 May, 10am – 11am, NCCCA17, Newport
  • Zumba – Tuesday 14 May, 11.15am – 12pm, NCCCA17, Newport
  • Yoga – Friday 17 May, 11.30am – 12.30pm, The Meeting House, Treforest
  • Yoga – Friday 24 May, 11.30am – 12.30pm, The Meeting House Treforest
  • Online Yoga – Monday 27 May, 1pm – 2pm, Microsoft Teams

These activities are open to everyone. Find out more and sign up to take part.

Wellbeing stalls

Visit one of our stalls on the following dates to learn more about the Wellbeing Service and the support available to you whilst studying at USW.

  • Monday 13 May, 11am – 2pm, Library, Treforest
  • Tuesday 14 May, 11am – 2pm, Main Foyer, Newport
  • Wednesday 15 May, 11am – 2pm, Elaine Morgan Food Court, Glyntaff
  • Thursday 16 May, 11am – 2pm, Main Foyer, Cardiff

‘Chance to Study’ workshops

Exam stress can feel like a lot to cope with, but there are things you can do to improve your wellbeing.

Chance to Study’ is a series of four workshops that will provide you with the skills and strategies to maintain your wellbeing during the exam period.


Togetherall is a digital well-being platform where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing. Togetherall is free for all USW students and available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

All USW students have access to free online mental health and wellbeing support with Togetherall. To join, visit

Ask for help

If you’re struggling with your mental health and need further support, 45-minute Wellbeing Advice appointments are available and can be booked through Advice Zone Online. Appointments are available on campus, via Microsoft Teams, or by telephone.

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