Latest HESA figures suggest the number of people dropping out of university with mental health problems has more then trebled in recent years. A situation described by one former Health Minister as "a crisis on campus with respect to students’ mental health", HEIs must be at the forefront of the required response.
Join Westminster Briefing on 13 September for an up to date brief on what more can be done to support student mental health & wellbeing. We will examine HEIs responsibilities to their students, actions leading institutions are already taking, and how mental health provision can form part of a wider approach to wellbeing.
Key Issues to be Addressed Include:
- HEIs' responsibilities for student mental health & wellbeing
- Facilitating the transition to higher education
- Identifying vulnerable groups & tailoring responses
- Raising awareness & understanding among staff
- Proactive actions to reduce anxiety & stress
- Facilitating interruptions, deferrals & return to study
- The link between mental health & wider wellbeing issues
- Educating students about wellbeing & study skills
- Combatting loneliness & isolation
- The role of student unions in raising awareness & offering support
- Embedding a whole institution approach to mental health & wellbeing
The morning session will focus on HEIs' responsibilities to their students and what more they can do to support student mental health.
The afternoon session will examine mental health as part of a wider approach to wellbeing, looking at what HEIs can do to embed a whole institution response.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone with responsibility for student mental health & wellbeing, including, student services; counselling services; campus health centres; student unions; academic leads; senior managers; & external support organisations.
For registration enquiries please contact: Customer.Services@westminster-briefing.com |
0207 593 5657
To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities & agenda content, please email: Luke.Espin@dodsgroup.com