The purpose of the social support and psycho-education programme facilitated by SDS is to initiate campaigns and projects that focus on relevant social issues – specifically related to the student community. The programme is needs driven and therefore changes constantly.
Campaigns and projects on the following are facilitated:
The aim of the programme is to inform and to be pro-active in addressing some of the many psycho-social challenges that many of our students are confronted with on a daily basis. Relevant information is provided to students in such a way that they are receptive to the content. In view of this, the approach is normally quite informal. To optimise the effectiveness of the programme, students are encouraged to become partners (i.e. they receive specialised training in various social support matters such as the Peer Buddy Programme) in assisting the Directorate of Student Development Support with, among others, creating awareness and assisting fellow students in need.