North-West University: NWU residence starts mental health intervention programme


Cluster 11, the new residence on the North-West University’s (NWU’s) Mahikeng Campus, has come up with a unique mental health intervention programme called “Becoming”.

The programme consists of sessions that take place every Wednesday at the residence’s recreational hall, covering a different psychological subject each week to educate students on the value of maintaining good mental health.

“Most students are overwhelmed by academics, social life and other issues, and that is why we decided to implement this intervention,” says Vukile Ncango, vice-prim of Cluster 11 and a final-year psychology student.

This programme aims to assist students in building psychological defence mechanisms, fostering social cohesiveness, and eradicating the stigma associated with mental illness.“This initiative is called Becoming because it is a steppingstone, allowing students to come out of their dark clouds and to…

Cluster 11’s Becoming intervention programme is popular among students.

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