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.

Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are a funding stream for UK students who fit the criteria of being "disabled".

List of CPD opportunities

Members only
Here is a list of CPD opportunities that might be of interest. To add to the list please email [email protected]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

OCD is a clinically recognised anxiety disorder which affects around 1-2% of the population.

Suicide Prevention

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University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o Impact Hub, Walker Building, 58 Oxford Street, Birmingham, B5 5NR. Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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