If you battle with adjustment to university life, we have a safety net available. Many things can affect your performance at university, such as medical, academic, financial, emotional, family, and social issues. Our social workers will help you identify the obstacles that influence your success. Together, we will develop a plan to help you access the needed resources to overcome your difficulties.

We provide the following services

Individual counselling: relationships, family therapy, bereavement, abortion (pre- and post-counselling), victim empowerment, rape, crisis intervention, trauma debriefing, etc.

Group work: gay/lesbian support groups, life-skills development, alcohol and drug dependency, support group for survivors of all forms of abuse.

Training and development: stress management, conflict management, assertiveness training.

Community work: Develop and implement community-based programmes and interventions; manage community-development projects and programmes.

Awareness and prevention: substance abuse, women’s issues and empowerment, etc.

UFS students are eligible for these services at no cost.

Confidentiality: Sessions with the social worker is completely confidential. The social worker is not allowed to discuss any details of a student’s situation or even indicate whether the student is receiving services with others. A student must give written permission before any personal information may be released.

Currently, we are pleased to be involved with the following student and community projects:

  • Part-time employment
  • Vegetable garden
  • Student volunteering week – last week of February
  • No Student Hungry
  • Casual Day

Appointments and consultations

A faculty, staff or students who are concerned about a student or desire consultation or assistance in making a referral, are encouraged to contact the campus social worker:

Selloane Phoofolo
T: +27 58 718 5090/5091
E: phoofoloST@ufs.ac.za

To schedule an appointment, or if a concern needs immediate attention, please contact:

BL Tshabalala at the Health and Wellness Centre behind the Library 
T: +27 58 718 5090/5091
E: tshabalalabl@ufs.ac.za

Consultations: Monday–Friday from 08:00–16:30
Room W006, Health and Wellness Centre behind the Library


Qwaqwa Campus
Private Bag X13
+27 58 718 5000

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