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Minding our future: starting a conversation about the support of student mental health

Universities UK is working with NHS leaders to improve mental health support for students.

As students become adults, they also take on the challenges of higher education, independent living and making new friends. At the same time, they move between their homes and university, meaning they may slip through the gaps in the health system when they are most vulnerable.

Mental health support for students needs to understand these transitions and join up care around their needs.

Minding our future contains new guidance to improve the coordination of care between the NHS and universities, so that all students can access the care they need.

News

NHS long-term plan

7 January 2019
UUK's response to the NHS long-term plan.

Cover of guidance on preventing student suicides

Guidance for universities on preventing student suicides

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UUK and PAPYRUS, the UK's national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide, have published new guidance to help university leaders prevent student suicides.

Blog

Supporting students through the transition from school to university

7 March 2019
On #UniMentalHealthDay, Professor Steve West and Stuart Rimmer call for better support for students transitioning from school to university.

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