UK’s biggest student mental health study launched

The Times Higher Education reports that a study into UK student mental health – believed to be the largest of its kind – will be launched this autumn by higher education research specialist Alterline and will be supported by the National Union of Students (NUS).

Twelve university student unions, representing more than 185,000 students, will be taking part in the study to explore the prevalence and range of mental health issues among the student population. 

The study will also explore the impact of mental health issues on students’ personal and academic lives, identify if there are institutional or personal factors that put some students more at risk than others and understand what support students are currently receiving and what is missing. 

The core of the study will be a large-scale quantitative survey carried out across all of the unions. This will be supported by qualitative work including personal diaries, in-depth one-to-one interviews and focus groups. 

This study was launched after recent research by Alterline found that mental health was a top priority for students: a quarter of more than 17,000 students across 18 institutions said that mental health support should be one of the top three things that students’ unions campaign on.   

The study will take place this autumn with the final report expected to be published in early 2018. 

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