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Suicide Prevention

4 July 2018
Members only

Documents and manuals:

Reducing the Risk of Student Suicide.pdf
A comprehensive document from Universities UK on the topic of student suicide.

Employment and Mental Health

2 July 2018
Members only
Useful slides on mental health and careers.

Self-Harm and Suicide

2 July 2018
Members only
Useful slides and documents on self-harm, suicidality and suicide

Substance Abuse

2 July 2018
Members only
Available training and documents on substance abuse.

Definitions of Disability

27 June 2018
Members only
Available training and useful documents on disability

Eating Disorders

27 June 2018
Members only
Available training and useful documents on eating disorders.

Stress at University

27 June 2018
Members only
Useful documents for distressed students

Aggression and Mental Health

14 June 2018
Members only
In psychology and other social and behavioral sciences, aggression refers to behavior that is intended to cause harm or pain.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

14 June 2018
Members only
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

Mental Health Awareness and Basics

14 June 2018
Members only
A list of available mental health awareness training.

Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion in Higher Education

5 June 2018

This compilation of mental health promotion initiatives was prepared by the Universities UK/GuildHE Committee for the Promotion of Mental Well-being in Higher Education. It aims to be a guide for senior managers in Higher Education in developing policies, procedures and activities promoting mental health.

Addiction

3 July 2017
Self-help resources on addiction

Self-help Resources for Students

3 July 2016

Awareness

Suicide Prevention Strategy

29 May 2016

In 2016, UMHAN responded to the House of Commons Health Select Committee Suicide Prevention Enquiry.

Anger Management

3 April 2016
​Recommended Anger Management Self-Help Books

Access arrangements for HE mental health provision

29 May 2014
In 2014, a guidance document was developed regarding access arrangements for the provision of mental health services in Higher Education.

Resources for DSA Needs Assessors

10 October 2013

In October 2013, UMHAN produced guidance for Disabled Students Allowances needs assessors to underpin Assessment Centres' existing methodologies in relation to assessing the needs of students with mental health difficulties. This resource aims to highlight the dynamic, individual, context-specific nature of mental health difficulties, identify key principles when undertaking assessments, and assist in decision-making about different forms of support.

Practical Service Guidance: Development and Provision of a Service

29 May 2010

In 2010, UMHAN prepared a guidance document for the sector, detailing the practical foundations for developing institutional support for students with mental health difficulties. The guidance - targeted at existing services and those wishing to develop such a service - can be downloaded as a PDF document. A 2017 update to this document, detailing supervision recommendations, may be downloaded.

Disabled Students Allowance

7 February 2010

Institutional Support for Students With Mental Health Difficulties

5 June 2009

The influence of social exclusion for people with mental health difficulties generally was considered in our 2003 Social Exclusion Unit response. 

Care Quality Commission Mental Health Strategy

4 April 2009
In 2009, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) sought views on developing a strategy for its work on mental health for the next three to five years.

New Horizons in Mental Health: Points to consider from a Higher Education perspective

3 March 2009

In 2009, the government consulted widely about the mental health care and treatment available to people in the UK. UMHAN responded to ensure that the health care needs of people with mental health difficulties while studying were included. The response formed the basis of a later consultation with the Care Quality Commission (above), given the similarities of the issues.

Exams policy position

12 December 2007

In 2007, UMHAN developed a policy position based on the collective knowledge and experience of members of the network, with regards to the use of examinations as an assessment method and students with mental health difficulties. The policy paper, which also incorporates practical recommendations, can be downloaded as a PDF.

Social Exclusion

29 May 2003

In 2003, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister consulted regarding the general problems and experiences encountered by people with mental health difficulties, with specific attention given to employment, social participation and service delivery. UMHAN responded to ensure that the experiences of people with mental health difficulties in Higher Education could be represented, that some of the barriers to full participation in society which we were aware of could be considered.

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