Student Mental Health: Providing Effective & Co-ordinated Support

Confirmed to Speak:

  • (Chair) Dr Ruth Caleb, Wellbeing Consultant & Former Head of Counselling, Brunel University London & Chair, UUK/Mental Wellbeing in HE Working Group
  • Paul Jenkins, Chief Executive, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust
  • Rosie Tressler, Chief Executive Officer, Student Minds
  • Jayne Aldridge, Director for the Student Experience, University of Sussex & Chair, AMOSSHE
  • Dr Nicola Barden, Director of Student Services, University of Winchester & Executive Member, AMOSSHE
  • Gedminte Mikulenaite, Policy Officer (Mental Health in HE), Universities UK
  • Molly Maher, Campaigns Co Ordinator, Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union


Mental health issues among students are growing in volume and visibility. The pressure to tackle the problem is at an all-time high. Universities who do provide effective support are rewarded with happier, more successful graduates. Key challenges include addressing the dropout rates of those with mental health issues, and reducing student suicides.

Join Westminster Briefing in September to hear about the current policy landscape and what the new Office for Students will have on support and university requirements. You will learn from leading universities that have implemented a comprehensive approach to Mental Health.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • HEIs’ responsibilities for student mental health & wellbeing
  • Embedding a whole institution approach: raising awareness & understanding among staff
  • Universities UK's new Minding our Future guidance and how it can help
  • Working with Students’ Unions & incorporating the voice of the student
  • Preventing suicide on campus

The Event:

The morning session will focus on the current policy and programmes in place to help universities support their student body with mental health issues, including a full update on the Office for Students.

The afternoon session will look closer at best practice case studies from universities facing the same challenges as you, offering concrete strategies to take back to your setting.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with an interest in supporting students with their mental health, including but not limited to: Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Heads/Directors of Student Welfare/Support, Mental Health Teams, Safeguarding Officers, Student Counselling Services, Disability Advisors, Access Officers, Registrars, Students' Unions, Mental Health Charities, NHS Trusts & local government partners.

For registration enquiries please contact: | 0207 593 5657

To discuss event sponsorship, speaking opportunities and agenda content, please email:

Tuesday 25th September 2018

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

Public Sector | 1 Place: £245 | 2+ Places: £195 each
Private Sector | 1 Place: £295 | 2+ Places: £245 each
Above prices exclude VAT

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