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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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The first edition of the UFS Student Newsletter also
contains a video that is part of the #StayInformed
campaign. The campaign introduces Kovsies to
some of the UFS communication platforms.
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Have you seen the new UFS Student Newsletter? It’s your one-stop interactive source of campus news about your fellow Kovsies, events, announcements, and information.

And guess what? We deliver it to you! Just keep an eye on your ufs4life emails for the electronic publication that will keep you in the loop.

First edition

In first edition, we cover many topics, with something for everyone. Read what first-years on the Qwaqwa Campus say, see how the Shimlas started their Varsity Cup campaign, learn how to make the most of a limited food budget, and find out what Mr Rag is up to.

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We want to give you news, tailormade for you. That is why you should help us to name this newsletter. Email your ideas (and how you came up with it) to news@ufs.ac.za and stand a chance to win.

We would love to hear from you! Send your thoughts, campus news tips, and student events to news@ufs.ac.za 

  • Take a look at the first edition here: http://bit.ly/2kIIQWQ; also find it under the newsletter tab on KovsieLife.
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