'The way universities are run is making us ill': Inside the student mental health crisis.

1 October 2019
On 27th Sept, The Guardian's long read focussed on student mental health. This is our response.

Diagnosis – Help or Hindrance?

15 May 2019
A Specialist Mental Health Mentor gives her thoughts on the diagnostic process and how this impacts on her work.

UMHAN Helps Students Access Mental Health Facilities at UK Universities

10 April 2019

First time students who may struggle with mental health issues should access help before term starts, says the University Mental Health Advisers Network, UMHAN.

MHA Profiles: The bad, the good and the best practice - 1

29 October 2018
Members only
This month we speak to an adviser in the West Midlands.

Working with students who identify across the gender spectrum

18 October 2017
Article by Claire Gregor - Reviewed by Aine Bradley and Donna Lee Norton

Not Special Treatment, but Reasonable Adjustments

13 July 2017
Articles have highlighted an increase in the number of students receiving adjustments due to mental health. UMHAN members share their expertise.

Supporting Students With Experience of Sexual Violence

7 July 2017
Lisa Brooks-Lewis, Mental Health Manager, talks about her experience developing policies and training on the topic of sexual violence.

University dropouts due to mental health difficulties treble - UMHAN responds

1 June 2017
The following is a response to an article published by the Guardian, written by Rachel Fahy and Dan Doran, Mental Health Advisors.

What’s the point of Mental Health Mentoring?

22 March 2017
Lydia Pell, UMHAN Chair, speaks at UUK Conference.

UMHAN presents at Westminster Briefing On January

20 February 2017
On January 31st , our Development and Operations Worker, Miriam Chappell, presented at the Westminster Briefing conference.

UMHAN and the ProtectED Code of Practice

14 February 2017
The ProtectED Code of Practice was launched on Monday 6th February as a new accreditation scheme for universities to measure student safety.


19 December 2016
UMHAN has been working as a key player in developing a new project focusing on Higher Education student and staff mental health and wellbeing.

UMHAN Training: Behavioural Intervention Teams

6 December 2016
On November 25th, UMHAN organised a free training day for members.

PATOSS and Protect-ED: A busy week for UMHAN.

26 June 2016
It’s been a busy week for UMHAN, with two of our committee members presenting at conferences and training days.

UMHAN to give evidence on mental health to the Youth Select Committee

25 June 2015
Dan Doran, will appear before the Youth Select Committee to contribute oral evidence for its inquiry into mental health.

The Pressures of University and Available Support

18 February 2015
Author: Emmy Gilmour of The Recover Clinic

#IChoseToDisclose: How to prepare?

18 February 2015
If there is any aspect of your experience which you are having difficulty with you may be thinking about discussing this with your university.

#IChoseToDisclose: What to expect?

18 February 2015
Not knowing what will happen when you disclose can be a daunting prospect.

#IChoseToDisclose: What if?

12 February 2015
UMHD is an annual event which aims to focus efforts that promote the mental health of people in Higher/Further Education.
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