News & Resources
News & Resources
News & Resources
News & Resources
News & Resources

News & 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.

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This page is packed full of news and resources to keep you up to date with everything going on to improve student mental health.

 

News

1. Student Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

Many mental health organisations are reviewing their projects to ensure that they provide the best mental health support in the context of Covid-19. New research is being conducted to examine the social, emotional, and psychological impacts of Covid-19 and the required support. Click here to see the early findings and to take part. The resources section below also includes links to support for looking after your mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Colourful infographic showing the effects of coping with Coronavirus/Covid-19 on the brain and mental health

 

2. Charlie Waller Memorial Trust April Newsletter

As well as running this site, the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust leads loads of other great work to promote better mental health. From campaigns to events, read the April 2020 newsletter to find out more about what the team have been up to.

 

3. 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!

 

4. 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!

 

5. 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.

 

6. 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. Sign up to find out more and get involved in their projects.

 

 

Resources

Check out these links to other resources which can help you look after the wellbeing of you and your mates at university or college.

 

1. Student Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic has increased the risks to mental ill health, whilst removing some of the supportive and protective factors. Below are some specific resources to help look after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

Colourful infographic showing the effects of coping with Coronavirus/Covid-19 on the brain and mental health

 

  • Student Minds have published information and advice for students on supporting your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Student Minds Blog contains tips and advice from other students on how they are looking after their wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Other dependable resources for looking after your wellbeing during are available from The NHS, Mind, and The Mental Health Foundation.
  • Universities UK have summarised lots of useful resources for students on looking after your wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

 

2. Five Ways to Wellbeing

Evidence suggests that there are five steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing: give to others, connect, be active, keep learning and take notice. Get some inspiration on how to practice your five ways to wellbeing during lockdown.

 

3. Perfectionism

This guide provides information on how to recognise when striving for excellence at university or college can become unhealthy.

 

4. How to Cope with Student Life

Developed by Mind and Student Minds, this guide provides information and advice around navigating the common challenges and transitions of university life.

 

5. Look After Your Mate

This guide offers advice and practical tips to support your mates’ mental health and wellbeing.

 

6. The Wellbeing Thesis

This website provides information, advice and strategies for postgraduate research students to support and maintain good mental wellbeing during their PhD journey.

 

 

Research

A new review by What Works Wellbeing compiled, statistically analysed, and evaluated all of the existing evidence from across the world on the effectiveness of different interventions for improving student mental health and wellbeing outcomes. The review found significant evidence that both mindfulness-based interventions and CBT interventions are effective in reducing stress, anxiety and depression among students, including when delivered online. More research is needed to statistically establish the effectiveness of other recreation and relaxation interventions. Find out more here.