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Supporting Yourself
Domain: B2 Self-management

A research degree will be challenging but it should not be overwhelming. There are many services available at Cardiff University to help you overcome any difficulties you may experience during your studies.

Wellbeing and Counselling Services

The Health and Wellbeing service offers information, support services and events to help you manage your emotional, mental and physical health. You can access sports and exercise facilities, expert wellbeing advice, counselling and mental health support, as well as workshops, events and online self-help resources. There are drop-in services for immediate help and occupational health services. Search ‘health and wellbeing’ on the intranet for more information.

Postgraduate Peer Support & Wellbeing Champions
These students offer knowledge, experience, and social or practical peer-to-peer help, promoting the importance of self-care, and providing information and signposting on a range of wellbeing related issues. Talk with a Wellbeing Champion at ‘Hotspots’ and events around Campus and at Chat to a Champion Peer Groups, or even volunteer for these roles.

A Postgraduate Peer Group, facilitated by the Postgraduate Peer Supporters, provides a safe space for you to talk about the challenges unique to the postgraduate experience. To book a place, visit

Study Skills

A wide range of people, services, workshops and online tutorials are available through Library Services, Academic Support, Maths Support, the Disability & Dyslexia Service and English Language support. Search ‘study skills’ on the intranet.

Student Advice

The Student Advice Centre provides independent advice and information, advocacy, representation and support through a free, confidential, impartial and independent service to members of the Students’ Union. Student Advice is independent from the University and all enquiries are dealt with in confidence.

Support is available at both Park Place and Heath Park. Specialist advice includes:
• Advice and Money
• International Student Support
• Disability and Dyslexia
• Housing
• Academic and General Issues

The Doctoral Academy hosts a range of activities and workshops which offer recreation, relaxation or practical advice on aspects of keeping yourself, your research and your life in balance.
Look out for:
• Mindfulness
Nutrition Awareness
Laughter Workshops

More information on this subject may be available on the range of online learning resources such as Linkedin Learning

* Various Supporting Yourself

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