Recognition of the prevalence of student mental health and wellbeing issues has led to a culture change in higher education institutions. This conference will bring together the NHS, HEIs, public and voluntary sector service providers, service users and mental health professionals to share best practices and develop their approach to improving student mental health outcomes. Universities are developing strategies and employing teams to support students. Improving Student Mental Health Outcomes will examine how policy can be developed to provide support for HEIs and students; reviewing the impact of HE reforms and existing cultures on student experience and mental health.
Confirmed & Invited to speak at this event include:
John de Pury, Assistant Director of Policy and Mental Health Lead, Universities UK (invited) "Policy to Improve Student Mental Health Outcomes"
Alan Percy, Head of Counselling Services, Oxford University (confirmed)"The Influence of Social and Mass Media on Student Mental Health"
Phil Scarffe, Head of Student Welfare, De Montfort University (confirmed)"#Healthy DMU"
Rachel O'Brien, Disabled Students Officer, National Union of Students (invited)
Dr Theo Gilbert, SFHEA, Associate Professor, Learning and Teaching, University of Hertfordshire (confirmed) "The Science of Compassion"
Andrew Marunchak, Senior E-Learning Technology Developer, University of Hertfordshire (confirmed)
Professor Hugh Brady, Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Bristol (invited) "Mental Health Wellbeing at the University of Bristol"
Emily Polling, Campaign Director, Bang the Desk (confirmed) "Stress is Not A Suitable Way of Living"
John Perry, Lead for Healthcare Communication, Faculty of Medicine, University of Southampton (confirmed) "Stress Management, Emotional Resilience and Challenging the Myth of Perfectionism"
Professor Susan Powell, Professor of Public Health, Manchester Metropolitan University (confirmed)
Marzia Babakarkhail, Former Supreme Court Judge, Supreme Court of Afghanistan (invited) "Lived Experience of Mental Health Services in Further Education"
Why attend this event:
- Hear about case study examples of care, treatment and support for student mental health service users
- Find out about the latest updates on improving student mental health services by Universities, Schools, The NHS, other public sector bodies, third sector organisations and many more.
- Hear how to implement transformation plans to integrate physical and mental health services such as Universities UK
- Discuss how working environments can affect employees’ student mental health and how wellbeing can be improved
- Explore how wider determinants of health such higher education contribute to mental health issues.