Home > Events > Student Mental Wellbeing: partnerships in practice
Student mental wellbeing

Student Mental Wellbeing: partnerships in practice

9 Mar 2016, 09:30 - 16:30

Mental wellbeing is of great importance to every student’s academic outcome and experience of university life. Indications are that the numbers of students suffering from mental health problems are increasing therefore the sector must consider how best it can meet these challenges in an ever changing policy landscape

Working in partnership, internally and externally, increasingly seems the way forward for universities seeking to support students’ mental wellbeing in a time of increasing need yet with resources that stand still at best. Students need and deserve support: how can we make this work, and can we look beyond ourselves into a more coordinated and outward looking structure and strategy for student support? 

This one day conference, organised in partnership between Universities UK and the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group (MWBHE) will inspire delegates to review and refine current strategy with a specific focus on partnerships building  to support students within their institution with mental health difficulties.

This event is relevant to anyone with strategic responsibility for student wellbeing, and working on developing policy or implementing best practice in the support of students with mental health difficulties.

Key contacts

Rachael Firth

Rachael Firth

Head of Events and Conferences
Universities UK

Agnes Jacobs

Agnes Jacobs

Events Producer
Universities UK

Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Events Officer
Universities UK

Blog

Healthy universities: new guidance on meningococcal disease

11 November 2016
With half of all school leavers going to university, public health authorities are increasingly working with students and staff to promote and support good health in higher education.

Feature image credit, Simon Ellis, 2010

Why widening access to the medical profession should matter to us all

13 October 2016
How an extended medical programme at King's College London is helping students from disadvantaged backgrounds overcome barriers to the medical profession.

News

New programme to address mental health and wellbeing in universities

2 December 2016
Universities UK has launched a new programme of work to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff in higher education.

Response to planned medical school places increase

4 October 2016
Universities UK responded today to plans outlined by Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, to increase the number of medical school places in England.