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Support Our Services

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Welcome to Support Our Services

 

We are a University mental health campaign group that focuses on ensuring that the University provides adequate and excellent support for its most vulnerable students. It is out goal to make sure that the University is held to account regarding its mental health services. We do this by holding regular open meetings, attending counselling focus groups, and organising protests.

 

Whilst that is our primary goal, we also want to address issues with regards to stigma, reaching out for help, and societal issues surrounding mental health. We want to create a community in which we can all feel able to discuss mental health, support each other, and feel empowered to use our voices to make changes to University services.

 

We welcome everyone, regardless of background, status or political view, because we believe that everyone has mental health, no matter who you are. That is why our membership is free and open to all; if you would like to make a small donation to the cause by buying a solidarity membership (only £3) that would be fantastic, but this does not grant you any special privileges.

 

What have we done so far?

  • Organised a 500-strong mental health march in May 2018 which attracted wide media attention and kickstarted the group
  • Ran Mindfest, a mental health festival, in October 2018 in collaboration with the Wellbeing Network
  • Sent our demands to the University, which were fed in to the University's mental health strategy
  • Met with Senior Management to discuss our demands
  • Organised the People Not Profit mental health march in November 2018 along with other campaigning societies demanding improved mental health services, lower rents in halls, and an end to the 'hostile environment' towards Tier 4 visa students on campus
  • Participated in a Counselling Partnership Group run by the head of the Mental Health Advisory Service
  • Due to our campaigning, the University's mental health strategy reflects all of our demands, the Fitness to Study policy has been drastically reformed, the University will roll out suicide awareness training for all staff and will look to extend this to students, and the Student Services budget is protected for the next academic year

We have achieved so much, but still have a lot more to fight for, and currently we are campaigning for the University to sign a Zero Suicide Pledge. We'd love it if you joined us, came along to our open meetings, and helped shape the University with us.

 

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/uobsupportourservices/

 

Email: sosuob@gmail.com

 

Terms and Conditions

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Membership Fee Inclusions

 

Prior to signing up to a Club or Society speak to the Committee to find out what your membership includes and if there are any further expenses throughout the year.

 

Service Standards

 

All Club or Society members can expect to receive:

 

  • The opportunity to attend regular meetings, events, activities, trips and socials as arranged.
  • The opportunity to stand for a committee position or vote in their elections (Bristol students only).
  • For Sports Club – to attend regular training sessions and have the opportunity to be selected for the teams.

 

Code of Conduct

 

When joining a club or society you are agreeing to abide by the constitution, general rules, regulations and policies of University of Bristol Students’ Union and also the Club or Society Code of Conduct which sets out the level of behaviour & discipline expected of all Club & Society members.

 

Download the Code of Conduct

 

Refund Policy

 

Any customer who pays for a membership subscription to a Bristol SU Society, Sports Club, Student Media and initiatives has a 14 day cooling off period from the time and date of purchase during which they have the right to cancel the subscription and receive a full refund. If you do decide to cancel within the 14 days, Bristol SU will refund your payment within a further 30 days of the cancellation.  To request a refund please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk

 

Data sharing (Sports Club members only)

 

Please be aware that Bristol SU may share data relating to the members of its sports clubs with the Centre for Sport, Exercise and Health (a department of the University).  This information may be used for the purposes of communicating direct with these members and/or to cross-reference against SEH's Sports Pass membership records.

 

As part of Bristol SU's membership of British Universities & Colleges Sports (BUCS) Bristol SU may have to share data on to its sports clubs members so BUCS can, from time to time, communicate with these members. 

 

Data sharing (Societies members only)

 

If you're joining one of the societies listed below please be aware that your name and email address will be shared with Bristol Hub for the purpose of keeping you up to date with their activities through their email “The Week”:


AIESEC Bristol, AMICUS Bristol, Anti-Slavery Society, Bristol Feminists, Bristol Friends of MSF, Bristol Marrow, Bristol Social Enterprise Society, Bristol Student Action for Refugees, Bristol University Amnesty International, Conservation Group, Bristol University Oxfam Group, Bristol University Sustainability Team, Bristol Volunteers for Development Abroad, Engineers Without Borders, Howard League for Penal Reform Student Society, International Affairs Society, Medsin Bristol, Model United Nations, and Vegetarian and Vegan Society.

 

For more information on Bristol Hub visit: http://www.bristolhub.org.

 

If you do not want your details shared with the Hub please email: bristolsu@bristol.ac.uk.


These terms shall be governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. Nothing in these terms shall exclude liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.