Westminster Higher Education Forum in Central London (Venue TBC)
Thursday 7th December 2017, 8.30am-1.00pm
This seminar examines key trends and challenges in mental health treatment at universities and priorities for improving support for students.
It takes place with mental health set to be a major focus in the new Parliament, and as Universities UK rolls out its whole-university approach to mental health support, which seeks to ensure that HEIs treat mental health as a strategic priority across their activities and develop a robust evidence base.
Sessions will focus on the details of the Universities UK framework, the challenges of implementation associated with a diverse market of providers, and its compatibility with institutions already possessing established mental health strategies.
Further discussion will look at addressing stigma and increasing sensitivity in reporting of mental health issues, as well as strategies to establish a clear duty of care for students – and how HEIs can address the rise in demand for mental health services on campus.