About My Role
The Mental Health Officer is here to create and support campaigns based around raising awareness of mental health and welfare issues prevalent in student life.
Hi | Shwmae! I’m Alfie (He/Him), your Mental Health Officer 2020/21!
I study Computer Science, a subject I developed a passion for due to its limitless possibilities in innovating the future. I am a very creative individual and my course allows me to be creative, whilst creating software that could change the way we all live!
During my time at university, I have been president of the Cardiff Universities Korfball Club and Performance Director of Cardiff Universities all-male A Cappella group, A Cappellads. Additionally, I have volunteered during fresher’s week, regularly on the student advice and welfare desk and I was involved in the early stages of Eat Well - the student-led service promoting the importance of eating well and the impact it has on your physical and mental health. This year I am on the committee for the Computer Science society, Cybersoc, which involves connecting employers and students together to help further careers and interests.
Outside of university I love exploring the great welsh countryside, spending time with family and friends, binge-watching shows, playing sports and tutoring the next generation of software developers.
I look forward to using all my experiences from my time at university to ensure I fulfil this role the best I can for all students. Go check out the contact me page to see all the places you can get hold of me and see everything I am getting up to! All services available to you are on the SU website but if you are struggling to find them please contact me, I’ll be more than happy to help!
My main priorities for the year include:
- Lead successful existing campaigns such as AlrightMate? and Minds Matter whilst introducing my own based on points from my manifesto - including awareness of spiking in nightclubs and the impact of drugs and alcohol, for example.
- Continue the great work Caitlin Parr (Previous Mental Health Officer) completed in terms of creating more opportunities for Student Led Services across campus so more students are aware of their services.
- Introduce designated Mental Health First Aiders in each school to support any issues affecting wellbeing: they will also be able to provide guidance to further support if required.
- Improve how the SU promotes the services available to students through the use of lectures and other streams of communication, such as social media.