Supporting Student Mental Health & Wellbeing

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • John de Pury, Assistant Director of Policy, Universities UK
  • Ross Renton, Pro Vice Chancellor Students, University of Worcester
  • Jeremy Christey, Universities & Colleges Division Chair, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Charlotte Williams, Counselling Service Manager, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Paul Mollitt, Widening Participation Counsellor, Birkbeck, University of London
  • Rachel Piper, Policy Manager, Student Minds
  • Dr Dominique Thompson, University of Bristol Students' Health Service (event chair)


IPPR research has revealed a five-fold increase in students disclosing a mental health condition to their university over the last 10 years. A strategic priority for HEIs, Universities UK recently published its new #stepchange framework to "help university leaders adopt a more comprehensive approach to mental health across the whole university population".

Join Westminster Briefing on 13 September for an up to date brief on what more can be done to support student mental health & wellbeing. We will examine HEIs responsibilities to their students, actions leading institutions are already taking, and what more can be done to embed a whole-insitution approach.

Key Issues to be Addressed Include:

  • HEIs’ responsibilities for student mental health & wellbeing
  • Facilitating the transition to higher education
  • Identifying vulnerable groups & tailoring responses
  • Raising awareness & understanding among staff
  • Proactive actions to reduce anxiety & stress
  • Facilitating interruptions, deferrals & return to study
  • Implementing peer support programmes
  • Working with external organisations
  • Universities UK's new #stepchange framework and how it can help
  • The link between mental health & wider wellbeing issues
  • Educating students about wellbeing & study skills
  • Preventing suicide on campus
  • Embedding a whole institution approach to mental health & wellbeing

The Event:

The morning session will focus on HEIs' responsibilities to their students and what more they can do to support student mental health.

The afternoon session will examine Universities UK's new #stepchange framework and what HEIs should be doing to embed comprehensive approach to mental health across the whole university population.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone with responsibility for student mental health & wellbeing, including, student services; counselling services; campus health centres; student unions; academic leads; senior managers; & external support organisations.

For registration enquiries please contact: |
0207 593 5657

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

Wednesday 13th September 2017

11.00am - 3.30pm (including networking lunch)

ETC Venues Victoria, One Drummond Gate, Victoria, London, SW1V 2QQ

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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