Links between mental health academics and student support services

Are there close links, in your institution, between people involvement in teaching/learning about mental distress on the one hand, and student support services on the other?  

Do you think such connections are important and, if so, why?

I've recently been involved in a number of discussions about this question and would really value any thoughts.  Please use the comments box or contact me.  Many thanks. 

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Comment by Sheila Lewis on July 24, 2017 at 9:40

Hi I am aware that the College have a specific counsellor however there is as far as I am aware no communication between the counsellor and the social work programme. I teach the MH module and have had no communication with the person.

Comment by Jill Anderson on July 24, 2017 at 23:48

Thanks for responding Sheila (and for all the 'liking' of recent posts.  Really helpful).  One of the reasons I got interested in this is because I sense that - in developing whole institution approaches to promoting wellbeing and responding to mental distress - MH educators and researchers are often an untapped resource.  

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