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New competition funding to support student mental health

‘More students are experiencing mental health problems. We know there is good work being done by universities and colleges to support student welfare but there is a growing recognition that more needs to be done if all students are to benefit from their experience at university and thrive.

‘We know that there are many factors that affect students’ wellbeing, and also that there are particular vulnerabilities when students transition from school or college to university, and from university into postgraduate study or work. 

‘Through this competition we want to see responses to student mental health addressed in innovative and strategic ways. These should support the whole student population, address the issues that are damaging student mental health and show universities collaborating with health services in the wider community to combat this growing problem.’

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