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Next Chapter Green Ribbon campaign addresses mental health
Members of Next Chapter and UFS Student counselling are working together to address mental health issues.

Next Chapter, a student support group at the UFS presented the Green Ribbon campaign, pledging their support to students and providing them with assistance in coping with life events that stimulate stress and contribute negatively to their mental health. The team aims to break the stigma surrounding mental health care, and continually assist students with mental health-related issues that they struggle with daily.

The Green Ribbon represents mental health awareness, which is a pressing matter for students and is the type of support students need in a stressful university environment. The campaign focuses on teaching students how to cope with life events that stimulate stress, and contribute negatively to their mental health.
 
A discussion by Dr Ancel George: practising clinical psychologist and lecturer from the UFS Department of Psychology, and Dr Mellissa Barnaschone: Director of UFS Student Counselling, took place, where talks were prominent about creating an inclusive environment for UFS students.

The panel shared a few tips on how students should work towards managing stress, and motivated them for the main mid-year examinations.
 
The follow-up Exam Cram Workshop, presented by Nadia Cloete and Lize Wolmarans, that combined time and stress management, took place on 2 June 2018, and saw students receiving advice on how to approach various issues during the examination period.
 
Mental health awareness does not end with the campaign and Next Chapter’s slogan “Your story continues” encourages students to regularly wear and commemorate the green ribbon in support of continual mental healthcare.
 
Should you have any enquiries or input for the ongoing campaign, contact the Next Chapter team on ufsnextchapter@gmail.com, or further email Tshepang Mahlatsi, founder of Next Chapter on tshepangmahlatsi767@gmail.com

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Changchun University in China wants to collaborate with UFS
2007-02-26

Prof. Francois du Toit from the Changchun Medical College, Changchun University in the Jilin Province from the Peoples Republic of China visited the School of Nursing at the University of the Free State (UFS) to establish collaboration between the institution and the UFS. The intent is to exchange lecturers and students, and also academical and practical knowledge between the two universities. The college offers programmes in medical sciences, nursing, and traditional Chinese health. Collaboration will be developed within the fields of nursing and health sciences, especially on postgraduate level.

A certificate which confirms the intent of the two institutions to collaborate in the future was signed by, from the left: Prof. Letticia Moja (Dean: Faculty of Health), Prof. Francois du Toit (professor in Sociology at the Changchun University) and Prof. Teuns Verschoor (Vice-Rector: Academic Operations).  Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
 

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