I Chose To Disclose - Alex's story

7 July 2020
"Disclosing has given me the confidence to...have that mental health conversation and to be more honest with myself when I am feeling low."

Preparing for "the new normal"

25 June 2020

Our latest round of member meetings focused on work post lockdown, including preparing students for this.

UMHAN's response to Office for Students' Briefing "Supporting Students Mental Health"

4 May 2020
Our new blog post supports the points made in the briefing, and underlines the vital importance of work by our members.

Zoom use by UMHAN

15 April 2020
in this post we respond to concerns about Zoom's security.

Providing and accessing remote support

17 March 2020
Advice for students about accessing their continuing MH support from University, and for staff providing this.


5 March 2020
5th March 2020 is the 12th Uni Mental Health Day

Language and Terminology

4 March 2020

UMHAN advocates for the social model use of language and terminology to describe mental health.

ADSHE, Patoss and UMHAN - joint statement about Disabled Students' Allowances

16 December 2019
In response to Disability News Service article.

Book review: The Student Guide to Mindfulness by David Mair

3 December 2019
This new book was reviewed by a UMHAN member.

'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.
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