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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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Double Spring Festival
2007-08-15

 
DOUBLE SPRING FESTIVAL!
1 – 2 September 2007
 
The Department of Music and the Free State Youth Symphony Orchestra is presenting a Double Spring Festival for double pleasure!
 
Saturday, 1 September 2007
Odeion
19:30
Free State Youth Symphony Orchestra
 
The Free State Youth Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sjoerd Alkema will perform works by Sibelius (Finlandia), Mozart (Double Piano Concerto), Chabrier, Weber and Schubert. Pianists Nicol Viljoen and Sjoerd Alkema will perform the double piano concerto together with the orchestra.
 
Sunday, 2 September 2007
Odeion
16:00
The Three Brahms Piano Trios
 
Three of our country’s leading musicians will give you the opportunity to hear all three of the piano trios by composer Johannes Brahms in one concert! Well known pianist Albie van Schalkwyk (currently Departmental Chairperson at the UFS Department of Music) will perform with cellist Anmarie van der Westhuizen and violinist Pieter Schoeman.
 
ADMISSION (double ticket)
Adults (R80)
Pensioners, Students and learners (R60)
 
BOOKINGS
Tel. 051 – 401 2504
   
  

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