Disabled Students’ Officer Updates: 15/05/17

Promoted Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May), including visiting lecture sites with resources created by CUSU on mental health at Cambridge. Attended University committees on DTLS, Lecture Capture, Health and Wellbeing, and …

Accessing Support Services at Cambridge – #MHAW17

Content note: intermission, self-harm, eating disorders Written by Sophie Buck. There’s support available on a number of levels: student, college, university, local and national. At the student level, there are …

Men and Mental Health – #MHAW17

Content note: violence, substance abuse Written by Sophie Buck. It’s a fact that men often feel less able to access mental health support, especially varying in accordance with the oppressions they experience. …

The Importance of Self-Care – #MHAW17

Written by Sophie Buck. What does the modern buzzword “self-care” mean and why is it necessary to make time for it in your busy Cambridge schedule? The concept of “self-care” …

Supporting Your Friends – #MHAW17

When experiencing difficulties, students are more likely to tell their friends than anyone else  (Student Minds, ‘Mind the Gap’ Report, 2011). Therefore, it’s important to know how to support your …

Disabled Students’ Officer Updates – 01/05/17

Running disabled students’ campaign committee elections. In early April the Undergraduate Intermission Guide was released, a link to which can be found here. I have recently ordered physical copies of …