Today is University Mental Health Day. This event brings together Student Minds and the University Mental Health Advisors Network and aims to improve university communities to make sure that no student is held back by their mental health, whilst also changing the narrative and stigma surrounding student mental health.
University students are often subject to a wide range of issue such as academic pressure, money worries, loneliness, identity crises, discrimination, and global concerns. It is no wonder then that many of the 2.3 million students currently studying in UK universities often are left feeling overwhelmed and can make student life even tougher to navigate.
There is an increasing number of students accessing support services, experiencing distress and mental illness, having to leave university due to mental health difficulties, and a tragic number of student deaths by suicide. It doesn’t have to be this way.
That's why Student Minds and the UMHAN are challenging the health sector, higher education sector and government to make student mental health a priority, so that students can succeed and thrive.
You can read more about this here.