4:30 pm - 5:40 pm
Students, Interrupted: Managing a Mental Health Crisis
- The pandemic exacerbated an already growing mental health crisis with current and incoming students dealing with the effects of this for some time; what are the root causes of mental health issues?
- An increasing number of initiatives such as the Student Mind Charter exist but universities are plugging the gaps in an overstretched NHS, how do we increase meaningful support and improve HE and NHS collaboration?
- Hear from 5 case studies about initiatives aiming to better support Black students, distance learners, and clinical students to improve student services
Dr Charlotte Snelling
OfS Mental Health Project Officer for Black Students
London South Bank University
Dr Felicity Sedgewick
Lecturer in Psychology and Education
University of Bristol
Senior Lecturer in School of Health Sciences
University of Liverpool
Dr Simon Merrywest
Director for the Student Experience
University of Manchester