Students Against Depression News and Resources
This page is packed full of news and resources to keep you up to date with everything going on to improve student mental health.
1. New Charter to Support Mental Health at University
In December 2019, Student Minds published the University Mental Health Charter. Developed in consultation with thousands of university students and staff, the Charter provides a set of principles to support universities across the UK to make mental health a university priority and recognise and reward good practice. Check it out!
2. New Charter to Support Mental Health at College
Developed in May 2019 by the Association of Colleges Mental Health Policy Group, the Charter for Mental Health and Wellbeing provides a clear set of principles that supports colleges to promote good mental health of both staff and students. 121 colleges have signed up already, publicly committing to making mental health and wellbeing a priority!
3. Training Partnerships with CWMT Mental Health Charity
As well as operating this site, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust works in partnership with universities and colleges across the country to deliver evidence-based training and resources for all staff and students. The ambition is to sustainably support staff and students to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to proactively identify and support difficulties and promote good wellbeing for everyone. Visit the website to find out more.
4. New Network for Better Research into Student Mental Health
With the rising concerns about student mental health at university, a new national research network is calling for more research to better understand and support student mental health. The network aims to give students a voice in directing future student mental health research. Right now, they are asking for students to submit their three Key Questions about student mental health to inform the allocation of future research funding. Sign up to find out more and get involved in their projects.
5. University Mental Health Day 2020
Jointly run by Student Minds and UHMAN, University Mental Health Day brings the university community together to inspire conversations, take action, and create ongoing change. Find an event near you and how you can get involved to change the state of student mental health.
Check out these links to other resources which can help you look after the wellbeing of you and your mates at university or college.
This guide provides information on how to recognise when striving for excellence at university or college can become unhealthy.
Developed by Mind and Student Minds, this guide provides information and advice around navigating the common challenges and transitions of university life.
This guide offers advice and practical tips to support your mates’ mental health and wellbeing.
This website provides information, advice and strategies for postgraduate research students to support and maintain good mental wellbeing during their PhD journey.