A collaboration between Health Education England (Wessex) and the University of Southampton
Centre for Workforce Wellbeing

University students

Student Mental Wellbeing in higher education. Good Practice Guide. Universities UK.

This guidance updates the Guidelines on Student Mental Health Policies and Procedures for Higher Education published in 2000 by taking account of the requirements of today’s students. It covers duty of care, the need for institutional services, access to support, training and liaising with external bodies.


Mental Health Strategy Checklist. Step Change. Universities UK.

This strategy checklist is intended for university leaders, supporting them in the consideration of aspects that need to be included when making mental health a strategic priority.


Mental Health Implementation Checklist. Step Change. Universities UK.

The implementation checklist is intended for operational staff, to allow them to implement the vision and the strategy produced by the university leadership.


Improving Mental Health in the UK’s Universities. Institute of Public Policy Research

Provides key statistics and data on those at risk and makes five key recommendations for Higher education institutions.



Wellbeing Support Organisations

The Mix

A charity that offers support to under 25s through a free helpline in the evenings, email, crisis messenger, one to one online chats, and counselling.


Student Minds

A UK students’ mental health charity that offers resources and peer support groups.


Young Minds

A UK charity fighting for children and young peoples’ mental health. They offer a text crisis service all day every day, a phone line for parents and resources.


Nightline Association

Supporting, promoting and developing support lines for students.