There are many resources on student mental health available to universities and colleges, and work in this area continues. We will update this as new materials become available.
- Universities UK’s Step Change framework includes resources for institution-wide approaches to mental ill-health prevention and support
- Student Minds, student mental health charity, has lots of information on approaches to supporting students. It is developing a Charter for student mental health.
- Papyrus and Universities UK have produced guidance for universities on preventing student suicides
- University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) is a network representing advisers who support students experiencing difficulties
- What Works Centre for Wellbeing has a section on higher education, including examples of good practice on student mental health
- Jisc is exploring how best they can support the higher education sector in the responsible, appropriate and effective use of student analytics to inform decisions about student wellbeing including mental health. Following the launch of their learning analytics service and code of practice, they have recently developed a draft wellbeing code of practice to inform this work.
- SMaRteN (SMaRteN) is a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation, led by King's College London, focusing on Student Mental Health in Higher Education. Working with researchers with a range of expertise and key stakeholders across the Higher Education sector, their aim is to improve the understanding of student mental health.
- We are working to create a new independent evidence and impact exchange. Expected to launch in spring 2019, the exchange’s work will include evidence and tools about effective ways for universities and colleges to improve mental health and wellbeing.