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Mind Your Head Week is Cardiff University Students’ Union’s annual Mental Health campaign, aimed at raising awareness of, and tackling the stigma surrounding mental health issues. If you want to know about people who can help, scroll down to the bottom of this page.

1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health problem at some point during University.

Mental Health conditions can vary from homesickness, loneliness, depression, and stress amongst other issues. It is important to know that anyone and everyone can be affected.  If you or a friend would like to talk about mental health, there are many avenues available from the Union and the University. It’s important to remember that you are not alone. You can talk about mental health.

This year, we’re focussing on the importance of talking openly about mental health when it comes to tackling stigma and supporting your friends or family. Throughout the week they’ll be the following events happening in the Students’ Union and don’t forget to check out #MindYourHeadCSU.

Mind Your Head Week Events

Societies Y Plas Takeover

12th October Y Plas 09:00 – 17:00 Events to be announced

People who can help

Student Advice

Student Advice is the independent and confidential service that the Students’ Union provides on the 3rd Floor of the SU building on Park Place. You can either drop-in or get an appointment to chat about all sorts of issues from housing to consumer to personal and more.

Find out more about Student Advice

Cardiff Nightline

Cardiff Nightline is a confidential student led phone service. They provide information and serve as a listening ear and  to students in the Cardiff area. Nightline is open every night during term time between 8pm and 8am. You can call them on 02920 87555 or use their Instant messaging service on their website.

Find out more about Nightline


Samaritans is a national charity who you can call if you need a chat or advice. They're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. This number is FREE to call. The number is 116 123.

Find out more about the Samaritans