College Welfare Contact
You can talk to your College Welfare contact about how you are feeling. They can give you general advice and guidance about settling into university. They may be able to direct you to events, clubs or societies within your college. Find out who to contact in your college here.
Skills for Life
Skills for Life aims to teach you practical life skills in order to improve your resilience, confidence and self-esteem, all whilst making new friends. Courses run during term time and include fun sessions such as navigation, art classes, yoga and self-defence. Find out more and see if any classes are coming up here.
Family & Friends
Don't underestimate the benefit of talking to your family and friends about how you are feeling. Sometimes a problem shared is a problem halved. Be careful not to depend on talking to your family and freinds from home all the time though - you need to give yourself the chance to meet new friends!
Chaplaincy Listening Service
This service is available for students and staff. It offers a listening ear to whoever needs it. There doesn’t have to be any particular issue or problem. Sometimes it is just good to talk. These chats can happen in a mutually suitable and convenient location. Find out more and book an appointment here.
SilverCloud is an online, self-help resource that can be accessed by all Swansea University students. The programmes will help you to understand your difficulties and to equip you with practical techniques and strategies to effectively manage the way in which you think, act and feel. The programmes can help you to manage feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and body image. Access the programmes here.
- Find out the nine ways to deal with Homesickness in this article from Save the Student.
- We all know about the benefits of exercise on our mood but its also a great way to meet people in university. Find out more from our exercise page here.
- Struggling to make friends? Read our advice page here.