Nigerian-born Josephine NwaAmaka Bardi, is the Founder of RAMHHE (Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education) and Economic and Social Research Council PhD student, in Mental Health and Wellbeing at University of Nottingham. She told Daily Sun recently that there is no better time than now to raise awareness on mental health in higher education because mental health issue is becoming a huge challenge for international students in the UK. Ms. NwaAmaka Bardi stated that the higher education sector and government should seek ways to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of overseas students... read more

Many conferences which purport to tackle student mental health issues are more concerned with making money than helping those in higher education.

A few days ago, I was invited to speak about my campaign to Raise Awareness of Mental Health in Higher Education (RAMHHE) at the ProudToBeDifferent conference at Middlesex University. This was a free conference and it was well attended by staff members, students, mental health service providers and NHS professionals.

I was amazed at how many students attended the conference and it reminded me of the 2017 RAMHHE conference which had similar numbers of students in attendance.