Health and Wellbeing

Health and Wellbeing at USW

Your Health and Wellbeing are important to us and we want to ensure that students get the correct support.

Throughout term-time we also offer regular courses, workshops and events such as Mindfulness and Stress Control.

Have You Had Your Meningitis ACWY Vaccination yet? 

The Meningitis ACWY Vaccination protects against meningitis and septicaemia caused by four meningoccocal strains - Men W, A, C and Y. and is free to all first year students under the age of 25 from a GP.

We advise all first year students to contact their GP at home to get the Meningitis ACWY vaccination at least 2 weeks before leaving home to start University. 

Any student who hasn't had their vaccination prior to starting, should contact the USW Health Service as soon as possible.

University students are a high-risk group. 

First years and those living in halls are prone to contracting the disease because of their close proximity to each other; particularly in the first few weeks of term. 

International Students

If you are from outside the UK, you will need to be up to date with all immunisations as recommended by the UK Government's Department of Health.

Nurse Led Health Service

It is important that students are able to access health services whilst studying at the University of South Wales. Once enrolled, all students should register with our Nurse-led Health Service. 

Additionally, it is important that any student who has moved away from home also registers with a GP surgery in the local area, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition that requires regular medication. 

Counselling Service

The Counselling Service is impartial, confidential, non-judgmental and available to all current students of the University.  Counsellors respond sensitively to the effects that challenging circumstances can have on individuals. We will help you to explore your situation and make appropriate choices.

Mental Health Service

The Mental Health Service helps students who are experiencing mental or emotional distress. We offer a range of practical support in a confidential, professional setting. If you experience mental health problems it is a good idea to seek help as soon as possible. Don’t be afraid to reach out.

Disability Service

The Disability Service provides information, advice and guidance and co-ordinates support for USW students who have disabilities, including physical, sensory, mental health or unseen disabilities, specific learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia) and autism.

We recommend that new students make contact with our service at the earliest opportunity so that we can ensure that appropriate adjustments and support are in place from the start of your course.