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Times Higher Education - Mental health absences ‘widespread’ among university starters

We know that students that are starting university at the moment are more vulnerable than previous cohorts, with report after report, looking at young peoples mental health especially after their experiences during Covid. This article from Times Higher Education looks at the rise in absences due to mental health in students and what this could mean for university wellbeing teams, we know that there has been a rise in students needing support, but as the numbers rise, universities really need to take a look at their provision, and make sure they have adequate support in place.

We have an instrument on student wellbeing and mental health, which would definitely give universities a comprehensive guide on what services they should be providing, including suicide prevention, which is a necessity for all universities. You can read the full article here.


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