About Pressure Points
Pressure Points will provide flexible, online support for undergraduate and postgraduate students struggling with the pressures of university life. The ONS’s student COVID-19 Insights Survey showed that COVID has had a detrimental impact on student mental health. It is reported that 17% of students have struggled with loneliness, compared to 7% of the rest of the population, and more than a third reported a decline in their mental wellbeing. This has further strained student service teams who were already under pressure pre-pandemic. Pressure Points will address key issues students are dealing with in light of the pandemic, enabling university wellbeing teams to focus on complementary in-person initiatives and supporting students in crisis.
Modules can be delivered in bite-sized chunks at the point of need or at key times in the university calendar. Myth-busting techniques and real student voices will debunk common misconceptions and reduce barriers to accessing support. Each module will signpost to additional support and provide suggestions for in-person activities.
This programme is for:
All students, including undergraduate and postgraduate students, from pre-arrival to transitioning out of higher education.