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Mental health: A whole university approach

11 Jul 2019, 09:30 - 17:00
Woburn House,
Tavistock Square, 
Kings Cross, London WC1H 9HQ


In September 2017 UUK published #StepChange, calling for a 'whole university approach' on mental health. But what does this mean in practice? For the last two years, UUK and Student Minds have been supporting Cardiff University, University of York, and University of the West of England in piloting such an approach. During the same time, many other universities have been developing or reviewing their own university-wide strategies on mental health.

Why should you attend?

Mental health is a priority for universities. We know it affects our relationships and our wellbeing. It determines how we learn, and our productivity. The way we understand and approach mental health may be our greatest challenge. Universities are in a unique position to tackle that challenge head on and help all students and staff thrive and realise their full potential. This conference will cover issues such as:

  • Auditing your own provision
  • Co-producing programs with students and staff
  • Creating a holistic mental health strategy
  • Working with the NHS, and much more

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff thinking about their role in student wellbeing, but particularly to those who are thinking about developing, currently developing or renewing, or implementing their mental health strategies.

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Pro-Vice Chancellors Education or Student Experience
  • Director/Head of Student Services
  • Director/Head of Student Support and Wellbeing
  • Student mental health researchers
  • Head of Counselling/Counselling Manager
  • Safeguarding and Wellbeing Managers
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Adviser
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinators/Officers
We have a range of sponsorship opportunities available at this event. Please contact Esther Dudley, Head of Events and Engagement for information. tel: 020 7419 5412; email: esther.dudley@universitiesuk.ac.uk.

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Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK


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