While many students will be able to enjoy all that the university experience has to offer – meeting new people from all corners of the world, joining new clubs and societies and immersing yourself in a whole new subject area – for some, a university environment can be challenging.
Universities have been leading on work to improve mental health. This has involved prioritising mental health and taking a whole university approach, making significant investments in student support services, and signing up for the 'Time to Change' pledge, which aims to end mental health discrimination.
With this in mind, here are some tips for students and staff.
Tips for students
There are several steps you can take to make sure you are prepared for the academic year:
Tips for staff
Freshers' week is a busy time of year and staff and services are under immense pressure.
There are several useful resources online which can support your work and provide more information on mental health.
Universities transform lives through education: challenging ways of thinking, providing new opportunities, and connecting people from around the world. We are committed to ensuring that students have a positive experience at university and that they know where to turn for effective and timely support if it's needed.