Category: Students
Speech bubble saying "We need you" with #IChoseToDisclose

Speech bubble saying "We need you" with #IChoseToDiscloseUni Mental Health Day 2024 - I Chose To Disclose

For Uni Mental Health Day 2024, UMHAN Charity Manager, Sam Gamblin, shares why we are relaunching our I Chose To Disclose campaign.
12 Mar 2024
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Photo of Jay with pink quiff!Experiences of a Mental Health Practitioner with ADHD

UMHAN member Jay shares his insight into ADHD after being diagnosed at 30.
11 Jul 2023

LogoPositive 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
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Mutli-coloured pencils lined up on blue paperDisparity in support for students needs addressing

We support the Association of Colleges in their call for equal funding for all students at every level of their education journey.
21 Jul 2022
Black and white photo of Taylor smiling

Black and white photo of Taylor smilingTaylor's story

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

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

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 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

Support Available at University

“University can often look like a minefield of potential stressful situations.”
21 Oct 2014
University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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