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Evaluation of the Mental Health Challenge Competition: Final reports

The Office for Students (OfS) developed the Mental Health Challenge Competition programme to provide funding to higher education providers to support the development and testing of interventions to improve mental health and wellbeing among students. The programme, which ran from June 2019 to July 2022, sought to achieve a 'step change in mental health outcomes for all students'.

The reports below, from external evaluators Wavehill, comprise:

  • Final evaluation report
  • Executive summary of the final evaluation
  • 'What works' in supporting student mental health
  • Co-creating mental health initiatives with students

The report 'Mind the Gap: Improving student mental health support through higher education and NHS partnerships' was published in July 2022.

13 October 2022
Published 13 October 2022

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