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Central Welfare and Guidance (CWaG)
Supporting the welfare, transitions and experiences of our students.
The Central Welfare and Guidance team deliver projects and initiatives to support the student experience and has a particular focus on key transition points in the student journey, non-traditional students and those with additional support needs. Areas of work include:
- Report + Support
- Sheffield Mentors
- Harassment Support
- Combating Sexual Violence
- Consent Workshops
- Support for specific student groups and communities
- Mature Students
- Care Leavers
- Estranged Students
- Student with caring responsibilities
- Students under the age of 18
The Central Welfare and Guidance team also supports any student experiencing personal difficulties that are significantly impacting on their university experience and ability to study. Sometimes we do this by engaging with the student themselves but we also provide direct support and guidance to friends, coursemates and housemates of students who are causing concern. As well as helping students to access appropriate support services within the University, we have links to external support agencies who provide specialist intervention that the University may not be resourced for e.g. Sheffield Rape and Sexual Assault Centre , South Yorkshire Police, Domestic Abuse Coordination Team, Sheffield Drugs and Alcohol Services.
Some of the situations that we assist and advise on include:
- serious ill health/hospitalisation
- sexual violence (current or historic)
- victim of a crime
- bullying and harassment
- housing/relationship issues
- relationship abuse/domestic violence
- missing students
- forced marriage and honour violence
- students who have stopped engaging with their academic studies
We're able to offer appointments via telephone or google hangouts, and in some circumstances face to face.
Central Welfare and Guidance works closely with Student Access To Mental Health Support (SAMHS) who are available to help students explore and access a broad range of psychological support.
Central Welfare and Guidance works closely with the Student Wellbeing Service who can provide preventative support for students experiencing mild difficulties and challenges. The Wellbeing Service is locally delivered in your academic faculties.