Universities UK has established a programme of work on mental health in higher education to ensure that wellbeing and mental health are a strategic priority for universities. Two principles inform this work:
We are working in partnership with Public Health England, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, expert voices from student services and activist charities such as Student Minds. The programme will:
The programme was launched in December 2016, reporting in autumn 2017.
It builds on our previous work on mental health in universities, including UUK's Student mental wellbeing in higher education: good practice guide.
Our standing Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Working Group was established in 2002. We co-produce an annual conference with the group.
For more information on this work, please contact Universities UK's enquiries service.