UMHAN has 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.
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.
UMHAN has 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.
University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road,