With rising numbers of students experiencing mental health issues and growing media attention on the subject, wellbeing support in higher education is facing increasing scrutiny.
Student services teams are under pressure to manage the growing number of students requiring support, and struggling to keep up with demand – with much of the focus spent dealing with students in crisis. Most students experience feelings such as stress, anxiety and depression at varying degrees of severity, and for many it will have a real impact on their academic success and quality of life.
Collaborate with us
We are currently inviting universities to participate in a collaboration to develop an interactive online toolkit for university students. The outcome will be a suite of flexible, bite-size modules, supporting self-insight, positive mental health, and healthy behaviours.
Providing tools and tips for maintaining a healthy body and mind, Being Well, Living Well will take a positive and holistic approach. The toolkit will focus on encouraging proactive self-management of difficulties, reducing strain on university support services to help them focus more attention on students in crisis.
“Students are under pressure as never before, and I am delighted that we are developing flexible and relevant ways to support them at university, to live healthy lives and achieve their full potential.”
Dr Dominique Thompson, Lead Advisor