UUK work on Mental Health in Higher Education

Universities UK has established a programme of work on mental health in higher education to ensure that wellbeing and mental health are a strategic priority for universities. Two principles inform this work:

  • ​​​We all have mental health, well or unwell.
  • A whole university approach to wellbeing is needed.

 We are working in partnership with Public Health England, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, expert voices from student services and activist charities such as Student Minds. The programme will:

  • ​make the case for a strategic approach to wellbeing and mental health
  • support the spread of good practice
  • agree guidelines for the co-commissioning and provision of university and statutory services

The programme was launched in December 2016, reporting in spring 2017.

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