Insight brief

Meeting the mental health needs of students

For a minority of students, mental health conditions have a negative impact on outcomes at university or college. This Insight brief discusses some of the issues, with reference to the most recent available data. It looks at the likelihood of students reporting mental health conditions in terms of various characteristics (age, sex, ethnicity, eligibility for free school meals when at school and area-based measures of deprivation and participation), and how these conditions affect outcomes in terms of continuation, completion, attainment and progression. It also looks at how the OfS is continuing to work with universities and colleges to address these negative impacts. It does not constitute regulatory or legal advice.

19 October 2023
Published 15 June 2023

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