Morning, Monday, 28th January 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will examine the priorities for student mental health, including the current state of mental health provision available to students at university and the next steps to improve support.
It follows the announcement in June 2018 by the Universities Minister of a series of new measures, including the development of a new University Mental Health Charter- which will be developed in partnership with charities and higher education providers and aims to oversee the development of new standards to promote student mental health and wellbeing.
The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the development of the Charter and wider issues for universities as they seek to improve their provision of mental health services, including by co-ordinating their action with local NHS services and charities.
Those attending will also consider the transition for students from school and college to university, as the Department for Education prepares to set up a working group - recommended by the Universities Minister - which looks at potential ways to ensure that students get the best possible support, particularly in their first year at university.
Further sessions will discuss how to develop a collaborative and coordinated approach to mental health care at university and improve provision on campus in line with the recent recommendations of the UUK’s new guidance to improve the coordination of care between the NHS and universities, which advocated a greater emphasis on prevention from universities in order to reduce longer term risk factors and the development of local multi-agency support for students.