Our aim is to increase collaboration between the different sectors, agencies and professional groups responsible for mental wellbeing in higher education.
We recognise that this will be achieved through working closely with government bodies, NHS managers, educational institutions and mental health practitioners.
We aim to be a reference point for university and external providers to influence policy on issues related to mental wellbeing in higher education.
By taking account of today's student requirements and the increasing diversity of higher education provision emerging across the UK's four nations, our 2015 guidance highlights the following areas for consideration in developing institutional policies and procedures:
Each institution is different, therefore their use of this guidance will depend on the makeup of the student cohort and the particular challenges the institution may face.
We host events offering advice and best practice for mental health and wellbeing professionals working in universities. For information on upcoming and past events visit the events section of the Universities UK website.
We are interested in working with other organisations or
individuals on research projects of mutual interest. If you would like to
discuss potential collaboration, please contact Dr Ruth Caleb, Chair of the working group.
Our members are drawn from organisations working directly with mental health and wellbeing in the higher education sector.
We are supported by Universities UK.