University Mental Health Day 2020

On Thursday 5th March, we'll be joining students across the UK in promoting University Mental Health Day. 

University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a campus-wide priority and create ongoing year round change to the future of student mental health. 

Join us for an exhibition, activities and refreshments in the VJ Gallery, Main Building, and the IV Lounge, Heath Campus. Get involved in the conversation on social using #UMHD20.

Minds Matter

Minds Matter is Cardiff University Students’ Union’s ongoing mental health campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of and to destigmatise mental health at Cardiff University.

Mental Health conditions can vary from loneliness, depression, anxiety, and stress amongst other issues. It is important to remember that you are never alone, and there is support available through both the Students’ Union and University. 

For help and support you can click here to see all the services available to you. You can also check out the intranet for more information.  

This year, we are continuing our focus on the importance of talking openly about mental health, looking after yourself, and supporting your friends and family.

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

Mind Your Head

Our new Student Led Service will offer accessible routes to mental health management, as well as launching two brand new and inclusive support groups for our current students to encourage and empower them to lead mentally healthy lifestyles. Mind Your Head will also develop and deliver an educational outreach programme in order to educate the students of tomorrow about mental health, resilience and the importance of looking after your mental health.

Find out more about the Mind Your Head


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