Click to read sentences on how we can better support higher education students with experiences of mental ill-health.
More awareness of services/support within universities.
We should give students the space to express themselves and don't make them feel guilty for seeing that way.
We should treat mental health problems how we do physical health, let us not blame the person who is suffering. Instead educate, help and support those with an issue.
Reduce the stigma of mental health so everyone is comfortable with talking about it.
Get the leaders of universities to have open forum discussion with students.
Make mental health services and links more noticeable at the beginning of a students course.
Encourage people to speak our and up.
To psycho-educate at every change.
Speak out and end the stigma.
More awareness for those that do not understand.
Start with conversation, do not be afraid to ask .
Openness is needed.
Listening and reflecting and raising awareness.
Don't make assumptions about students lives without taking time to listen to them first.
Have a system of student-student support.
Encourage students to talk openly about their issues.
Have a module on mental health in all universities.
Develop skills to meet demands of
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Social meetups specially for people with ill-health experiences
Widen the focus to more complex mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia and PTSD, that often get ignored in favour of depression and anx
A year out can be good thing, not too many people know that.
Help the long-term consumers of higher education (Faculty!) with their mental health . If they are healthy, and supported we all benefit!
Encouraging involvement in sports and university groups- my friends through sport have become my foundation
Be less judgemental and more honest.
Mental health problems are as serious as physical health problems. We can help as academics with the words "I believe you" to our tutees who talk to us about mental health problems.
Just as we have a REF and now a TEF I think we need a 'Mental Wellbeing Excellence Framework (MWEF)' for HE too!"
Support offer to students and staff who may be struggling, placing equal emphasis and priority on this as we do on the quality of the teaching and learning experience or on research outputs
Prioritise and invest in protecting the mental health and wellbeing of students AND staff
We need a 'Mental Wellbeing Excellence Framework (MWEF)' for HE too!"
"Prioritise and invest in protecting the mental health and wellbeing of students AND staff as well as the support offer to students AND staff who may be struggling, placing equal emphasis and priority on this as we do on the quality of the teaching and learning experience or on research outputs. So just as we have a REF and now a TEF I think we need a 'Mental Wellbeing Excellence Framework (MWEF)' for HE too!"
Empowering students to be ambassadors of mental well-being
If we can make looking after our mental health as normal as looking after our physical health and really educate ourselves from school days
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