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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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