USWSU Resource Hub

Hello friend!

I'm Kay, your VP Welfare Officer at the University of South Wales Students' Union.

This is your Resource Hub! - it's full of online resources and information I think might be useful over your time at Uni and beyond!

There are also crisis helplines if you need them - click the CRISIS button to be taken straight there.

If you're in need of more support, or have further questions, you can find Kay's contact information here:

This is a collection of Anti-Racism Resources!

These are split between resources for Black and Non-Black People of Colour, and resources for allies.

We all have a responsibility to challenge and check racism when it occurs in our lives.

Allies - start by educating yourself, take small steps and build from there. We all start somewhere.

Black History Month Collection

Great Black Britons - Black History Month

Black British Women to Celebrate - Success Resources

Black and British: A Forgotten History - BBC series David Olusoga which covers forgotten Black history and highlights Black British success

(the above links were submitted by Forida Khan)

Resources for Black and Non-Black People of Colour

44 Black Mental Health Resources - Zahra Barnes

The Black, African and Asian Therapy Network

Therapy for Black Girls Podcast

Black Minds Matter UK

Liberate - Black meditation app

Rest for Resistance - @qtpocmentalhealth

NUS Black Students Campaign - Twitter resource thread

UK Black Therapists

Racism and Mental Health - YoungMinds

EYST - BAME Groups Map - BAME groups and services across Wales

Know Your Rights - Race Equality and Racism in Wales

Resources for Allies

USW Library - diverse reading list

Black Lives Matter carrd - a database for petitions, donations and more

Another Black Lives Matter carrd

Practical ways to support BLM from the UK - resource database

Stand Up To Racism - actions and demands

How to cope if you feel overwhelmed and helpless in the face of racism - Natalie Morris

To Be The Black Sheep - anti-racist resource blog

Continuing to be Anti-Racist - @syrupaus

Educating Others About Racism - @uomfeministcollective

Starting Your Allyship Journey - @gisellebuchanan

Racism in the UK - @vaguekate

Rich Mix - resources for dismantling racism in the UK

Substitutions for Problematic Language - AAVE specific tems

How to be an Anti-Racist Student - Georgina Lawton

Black British Writers List

This is a collection of LGBTQ+ resources!

These are split between resources for LGBTQ+ folks, and resources for allies.

Allies - start by educating yourself, take small steps and build from there. We all start somewhere.

Resources for LGBTQ+ Folks

NHS - LGBT+ health resources

LGBT Cymru Helpline - Wales based helpline // call on 0800 980 4021

The Trevor Project - Trans identity support

All About Pronouns - Ash Hardell

Teen Vogue - How to Figure Out Your Gender Identity

Transgender Map - for gender questioning people

Trans Mindline - call on 0300 330 5468 / @MindlineTrans

South Wales Trans and Non-Binary Mutual Aid Carrd - resources, advice, and information for Trans folk and Allies in Wales

The Proud Trust - Trans information and guidance

Trans Teen Survival Guide - by Fox and Owl Fisher

Resources for Allies

Video resources - TransEDU

What Are Gender Pronouns - Bloom

Being an Ally to Trans and Non-Binary Youth - The Trevor Project

What a Good LGBTQ+ Ally Looks Like - Anna Valens

LGBTQ+ Ally Tips - University of California

Trans Ally and How To Be One - GLAAD

Gender neutral language we should all be using - Bustle

This is a collection of Wellbeing and Mental Health resources!

These are split between resources for folks who need it, and resources for allies and supporters.

Allies - start by educating yourself, take small steps and build from there. We all start somewhere.

Wellbeing Resources

Heads Above The Waves - mental health resources

Calm - meditation and mindfulness app

Stay Alive - suicide prevention and support app

Hub of Hope - local services finder

Samaritans - self help resources and app

Papyrus - suicide support for under 35s

The Silver Line - support for over 50s // call on 0800 470 8090

Side By Side - Mind's online community

Rethink - rights and restrictions information

togetherall - mental health peer support network

Students Against Depression - advice, information and guidance

Valleys Steps - steps to student wellbeing

Meic Cymru - advocacy and support for under 25s

Young Minds - resources and information

Resources for Supporting Someone Else

Mind - resources for helping someone else

Mind - how to cope when supporting someone else

Mind - helping someone seek help

Every Mind Matters - helping others

Time To Change - supporting a friend

This is a collection of Climate Activism Resources!

UK Student Climate Network

Climate Action - resources

Climate Action - campaign resources

SOS - Students Organising for Sustainability

SOS - campaigns

Climate Outreach - conversations about climate change

SEED - Sustainability and Environmental Education

This is a collection of resources for getting started with Protesting!

Bustcard - Green and Black Cross - ESSENTIAL FOR PROTESTS

Your Right To Protest - NUS guide

Legal Advice - UK Student Climate Network

Know Your Rights - Green and Black Cross

Your Right to Protest - People and Planet

Staying Safe at a Socially Distanced Protest - Emily Shead (The Tab)

Protest Rights Amidst the Pandemic - Ella Braidwood (Each Other)

Here's a collection of resources available within University of South Wales - if you're a current student, you're able to access these.

Wellbeing Service - they look after your overall wellbeing, including physical and mental health!

Urgent Help Resources - internal and external resources if you need help urgently

Health Service - a Nurse-led service to support your access to healthcare

Mental Health Service - they support students experiencing emotional and physical distress

Counselling Service - there to help you explore your options for addressing or managing your situation

Chaplaincy - anyone is welcome to access support from the service

Accommodation - information and support about our accommodation options

International Students' Service - a team dedicated to supporting International Students'

UniLife - your student hub! everything is on here, so get familiar with it!

These are resources that can be used if you or someone you know is in crisis.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 999.

Shout // text SHOUT to 85258

Samaritans // call on 116 123

Papyrus HOPELINEUK // call for support on 0800 068 4141 // text for support on 07860 039 967

The Mix // text THEMIX to 85258