Student Mental Health as a Policy Issue | AUA Blog

Mental health has been characterised by one vice-chancellor as “undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges affecting the education sector.” Financial Times 5 March 2018 [Paywall]  Meanwhile the universities minister has called on higher education “to dramatically improve its mental health offering for students”, and has announced the development of a new mental health charter. Last year’s Universities UK publication under the banner of “stepchange” presaged the ministerial announcement by inviting higher education to adopt mental health as a strategic imperative, implementing a whole university approach.