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SWS checklist

SWS checklist

SWS checklist

Student Wellbeing Services: Your checklist for the first few weeks of term

Whether you’re a new or returning student, your wellbeing is really important. Bath Spa provides lots of resources to help you during your studies.

Here’s a checklist to help you make the most of them in your first few weeks of uni.

(Most of the links require you to log in with your student username and password.)

Student Wellbeing Services checklist

  1. Understand what’s on offer from Student Wellbeing Services. Get more info on things like accessibility and disability support, mental health, wellbeing advice, the University Medical Service and the Peer Mentor Scheme.
  2. Save important out-of-ours contacts on your phone. Most importantly, make sure you know how to get in touch with our Security service, available 24/7, 365 days a year.
  3. Download the Fika app. Want to feel more resilient and able to bounce back? Or work on your confidence and relationships? Fika helps you practise emotional fitness through daily 5-minute emotional workouts.
  4. Register with the Medical Service. In the first few weeks of term, you’ll meet lots of new people and you’ll want to do everything you can to avoid ‘Freshers’ Flu’. Consider booking the free vaccinations available to you, too.
  5. Get help settling in from a fellow student. If you’re a new first year student and you want to make your transition to uni smoother, consider signing up to our Peer Mentor Scheme. Peer mentors are second and third year students who can share their experiences. They can stay in touch with you by phone or email.
  6. Let us know how you’re getting on. Book a Mental Health consultation, or make an appointment to speak about your wellbeing. Both services are available on the Hub.
  7. Check out our mental health services. We can talk to you within Bath Spa, and we also work closely with other specialist organisations like the NHS to make sure we can help you access the most appropriate support and treatment for you.
  8. Find out what wellbeing services are on offer. Did you know we run an eight-week Mindfulness course? You can read about it on the Hub, and sign up from 10 October. There’s also a one-off Introduction to Mindfulness, which runs on 2 and 9 October.
  9. Book an appointment. If you want to, you can meet with us for a Wellbeing appointment or a Mental Health consultation. See the online calendars for a slot that suits you.
  10. Want to talk to someone, but not sure who or what you need? Use the self-referral form to let us know a bit more about your situation, and we'll figure out the next steps with you.

Here for you

Student Wellbeing Services offers practical support on accessibility and disability, mental health and wellbeing.

We also coordinate the University’s Medical Service and Peer Mentor Scheme.

Our services are accessible Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm. Find our Reception at Sophia, Newton Park.

Disclaimer: The Bath Spa blog is a platform for individual voices and views from the University's community. Any views or opinions represented in individual posts are personal, belonging solely to the author of that post, and do not represent the views of other Bath Spa staff, or Bath Spa University as an institution.

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