Universities have been urged to bid for a £1m fund to develop innovations to improve student mental health, iNews is reporting.
The new funding, provided by the Department for Health and Social Care, will be for projects to support groups of students which research suggests could be more “at risk” of developing a mental health condition.
The money is going to the Office for Students, which will invite universities to submit ideas for projects. These will then be judged by the OfS on how they use innovative and technological approaches to addressing mental health issues.
In a 2019 survey, 17 per cent of students reported having a mental health condition – up from 12 per cent in 2016 – and one in four students said they often or always feel lonely.
Read full article here Universities to get funding for student mental health ‘innovations’
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