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Mentally healthy universities: live, learn, work, support

21 May 2020, 09:30 - 17:00
20 Tavistock Square
London
United Kingdom
WC1H 9HQ

​Overview

UUK will be relaunching the StepChange framework as Mentally Healthy Universities in March 2020. The refreshed framework aligns with the University Mental Health Charter by Student Minds published in December 2019. There is an ever-growing understanding about the important role that health and mental health plays in everyone’s lives, affecting all aspects of our day to day activities. The launch of these strategic frameworks creates new opportunities for universities to make mental health a priority for students and Staff. 

Why should you attend?

The conference will explore how institutions can develop and implement a whole university approach to mental health to create a supportive and healthy environment for students and staff to live, learn, and work.

Topics we will be covering include:

  • Refreshed StepChange framework and alignment with the University Mental Health Charter
  • Staff mental health and wellbeing
  • New research from the What Works Centre for Wellbeing/University of Liverpool
  • Evaluating a whole university approach to mental health
  • NHS and university partnerships
  • Mental health technology and analytics

Who should attend?

This conference will be useful for all university staff thinking about developing, renewing, or implementing their mental health strategies. Anyone with an interest in this subject area is welcome to attend. Some job titles who may find the event particular useful are:

  • 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/Co-ordinators/Officers
  • Lecturers/senior lecturers, or other teaching roles
  • Student unions
  • Technology companies
  • NHS

If you have any questions about this or any other of our events, please contact us on events@universitiesuk.ac.uk or 020 7419 5535.

We also 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.

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert

Events Producer
Universities UK

Esther Dudley

Head of Events and Engagement
Universities UK

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