Friday, 22 June 2007

Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellbeing : Website

The Scottish Further Education Unit has developed a website called Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellbeing at: http://www.ssmh.ac.uk/, which provides information and resources for college and university staff, including how to promote positive mental wellbeing amongst the student population.

Students with mental health difficulties are not a new phenomenon. Exam stress, transition from school to college or university and changes in lifestyle habits, such as, diet and alcohol consumption can all have a negative effect on mental wellbeing.

The aims of the website include: provide an online resource that can be updated for staff supporting student mental health and wellbeing; highlight an overall institutional approach to student mental health and wellbeing; highlight good practice in mental health improvement initiatives through case studies; advise staff in institutions of their responsibilities in relation to relevant legislation and policy; be a central point where links to national initiatives and other resources can be found.

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