Our article ‘Support for Students Mental Health – A postcode lottery?’ published on 24th February explored the significant rise in student mental health problems, an increase of 50% over the last decade, with 15,395 UK-domiciled first-year students disclosing a mental health condition in the year 2015/16. We asked the question, is the response from universities good enough? We identified that support for students is “hit and miss”, dependent on which university you attend.
What is clearer is that there are pockets of good practice, and some fine work being done by organisations such as Students Minds and University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). These two named organisations are responsible for University Mental Health Day, which takes place today – 1st March 2018. It is a national campaign to focus efforts on the mental health of people who live, work and study in Higher Education settings.
To support University Mental Health Day , we have published our fact sheet containing common mental health problems that may affect some students. The fact sheet can be found by following the link below: