For most students it is important to be able to access information in a variety of ways… An online approach allows for the maximum number of students to access expert advice and support, which could be vital to their short and long term emotional wellbeing at university… The Being Well, Living Well toolkit will allow institutions to provide support and expert advice to their whole population, easily and consistently.
Going to university is a really important life transition – it’s both an exciting time and a challenging one. It’s great to be involved in a project that provides students with practical tools to make positive choices and manage mental, physical, emotional and financial challenges.
The toolkit’s online format allows easy access to the materials, with a flexibility of where and when the modules can be completed and utilised. As an online offer, the modules can be accomplished in an order of the students’ choosing, and revisited when appropriate. We think this toolkit could be a fantastic part of the wider support package universities can offer, and that the flexibility and opportunities it offers could be part of wider learning possibilities.
The Being Well, Living Well toolkit is a great resource for universities across the world. Supporting the whole university approach, it tackles one aspect of it by providing valuable learning materials and tools to all students.
Brunel University London is excited to be joining the development of Being Well, Living Well. The content of this toolkit closely aligns to our commitments in our Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Students.