UWTSD Looking forward to celebrating Wellness Week


05.05.2021

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David Student’s Union is currently preparing for its first Wellness Week event.

Wellness Week

The Wellness Week will be held from May 10th – 14th, and there will be various virtual and in-person events throughout the week to support students’ holistic wellness. During the week, events such as a guided meditation session, seed planting, a wellness walk, and a clay pottery workshop will take place, as well as other fun events.

The week has been planned by the event organiser Michaella Batten, and also Health & Wellbeing Assistant for the Students’ Union with the supervision of Andrew Jones, UWTSD’s Students’ Union Health & Wellbeing Leader. Michaella is originally from Canada and arrived in the UK in 2018. During her time in Wales, Michaella has noticed that over the past year students’ have had a number of issues that’s affected their wellbeing and mental health such as the effects of the Coronavirus on University life. A suggestion was made to create a week of events to help students feel less isolated, and take time to relax.

Michaella said: “Wellness Week  is a whole week of Free virtual and in-person events to make you feel good. When I was in University in Canada, we had a Wellness Week, and I thought a similar event would be beneficial here at UWTSD.”

Seeds Wellness Week

Andrew Jones, Health and Wellbeing Lead said: “ The SU is extremely excited to bring you our first ever wellness week.  There’s a host of events that we hope you like and we’re keen to hear other ideas on how we can improve the environment and our offer for you as students!” 

In addition to the planned events, the Students’ Union is sending out 250 free ‘Wellness Packs’ kindly funded by HEFCW to students that contains clay, soil and seeds, pencil crayons and colouring sheets, as well as resources for students to support their wellbeing. These resources include links to the University  Student Services such as counselling and careers. 

The University is very happy to support Wellness week and endorses the Students’ Union does to protect students’ health and wellbeing. According to Rhys Dart, Director of Student Services:

“The SU Wellness week is beneficial for our students. As a University, we understand the effect that the pandemic has had on student wellbeing in general, and on mental health in particular. In managing the coronavirus context, our priority continues to be the health and safety of our students, staff and wider community."

“The University’s Student Services department provides comprehensive student support including study skills, counselling and mental health support.  All of our services are available online and we also offer access to additional 24/7 help and resources for all of our students via TogetherAll and Student Space and the CONNECT programme.

“We communicate regularly with our students on how they can access a range of University services to support their wellbeing and we have run a range of mental health focused campaigns throughout the year to alert students to the support available for them.”

Wellness Week

Further Information

Lowri Thomas, Principal Communications and PR Officer
07449 998476
lowri.thomas@uwtsd.ac.uk