Student Mental Health Conference
“One area where I particularly think work needs to be done is in mental health. Several students have raised this issue with me and said they feel that the provision and understanding of the pressures on students needs to evolve.” – Sam Gyimah, Universities Minister
Universities are facing a mental health crisis. In 2018, the number of undergraduate students reporting a mental health problem was 49,000, an increase of 10,000 from the previous year. In 2016 alone, 146 students took their own lives.
With the student population now standing at 2.3 million, universities and the health service are facing unprecedented demand. With many students splitting their time between campus and their family home it can be difficult for different agencies to communicate and co-ordinate care. In May 2018, Universities UK published the “Minding our Future” report calling for improved collaboration with the NHS, more action to accommodate those with existing conditions and the creation of specific student mental health teams.
Join us for the Student Mental Health Conference where experts in mental health and pastoral care will discuss how the HE sector can address the crisis in mental wellbeing. Understand the pressures impacting today’s students, learn from examples of best practice and network with professionals from other organisations to discuss opportunities to collaborate.
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