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Autism and Neurodiversity
Consultation and Responses
DSA and other funding
Mental Health Advisors
Mental Health Mentors
Mental Health Nursing
Mental Health Social Workers
Policy Position Statement
Research and evidence
Risk and safety
Schools and colleges
UMHAN policies and documentation
Working with students
Experiences of a Mental Health Practitioner with ADHD
UMHAN member Jay shares his insight into ADHD after being diagnosed at 30.
11 Jul 2023
Positive Digital Practices - using Positive Learner materials
Welcome to the first of three upcoming blog posts on using materials from the Positive Digital Practices project!
30 Jan 2023
Disparity in support for students needs addressing
21 Jul 2022
Support at a small and specialist campus - "I was made to feel at ease in an educational world I didn’t know I would ever be ready for."
5 Apr 2022
"Mentoring has helped me be my best self "
Student feedback for member Helen shows what a huge impact mentoring can have on students.
8 Nov 2021
"It's good to talk"
Common advice given around mental health is not without difficulties for many.
9 Feb 2021
I Chose To Disclose - Alex's story
"Disclosing has given me the confidence to...have that mental health conversation and to be more honest with myself when I am feeling low."
7 Jul 2020
Providing and accessing remote support
Advice for students about accessing their continuing MH support from University, and for staff providing this.
17 Mar 2020
5th March 2020 is the 12th Uni Mental Health Day
5 Mar 2020
Language and Terminology
4 Mar 2020
Diagnosis – Help or Hindrance?
A Specialist Mental Health Mentor gives her thoughts on the diagnostic process and how this impacts on her work.
15 May 2019
UMHAN Helps Students Access Mental Health Facilities at UK Universities
10 Apr 2019
Working with students who identify across the gender spectrum
Article by Claire Gregor - Reviewed by Aine Bradley and Donna Lee Norton
18 Oct 2017
Not Special Treatment, but Reasonable Adjustments
Articles have highlighted an increase in the number of students receiving adjustments due to mental health. UMHAN members share their expertise.
13 Jul 2017
University dropouts due to mental health difficulties treble - UMHAN responds
The following is a response to an article published by the Guardian, written by Rachel Fahy and Dan Doran, Mental Health Advisors.
1 Jun 2017
What’s the point of Mental Health Mentoring?
Lydia Pell, UMHAN Chair, speaks at UUK Conference.
22 Mar 2017
UMHAN presents at Westminster Briefing On January
On January 31st , our Development and Operations Worker, Miriam Chappell, presented at the Westminster Briefing conference.
20 Feb 2017
UMHAN and the ProtectED Code of Practice
The ProtectED Code of Practice was launched on Monday 6th February as a new accreditation scheme for universities to measure student safety.
14 Feb 2017
UMHAN and UNIVERSITIES UK
UMHAN has been working as a key player in developing a new project focusing on Higher Education student and staff mental health and wellbeing.
19 Dec 2016
UMHAN to give evidence on mental health to the Youth Select Committee
Dan Doran, will appear before the Youth Select Committee to contribute oral evidence for its inquiry into mental health.
25 Jun 2015
#IChoseToDisclose: How to prepare?
If there is any aspect of your experience which you are having difficulty with you may be thinking about discussing this with your university.
18 Feb 2015
#IChoseToDisclose: What to expect?
Not knowing what will happen when you disclose can be a daunting prospect.
18 Feb 2015
The Pressures of University and Available Support
Author: Emmy Gilmour of The Recover Clinic
18 Feb 2015
#IChoseToDisclose: What if?
UMHD is an annual event which aims to focus efforts that promote the mental health of people in Higher/Further Education.
12 Feb 2015
Suffering in Silence
A graduate experience of mental health difficulties at university. Author: Henry.
7 Jan 2015
Year-abroad students say universities don’t offer enough support.
19 Dec 2014
Support Available at University
“University can often look like a minefield of potential stressful situations.”
21 Oct 2014
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