Exams policy position

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.

External links

Members only
Links to reports, policy and webpages relevant to Student Mental Health

Hearing voices

Members only
The experience of hearing voices varies from person to person and there are many potential causes for this.

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]

Mental Health Awareness and Basics

Members only
A list of available mental health awareness and other training.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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

Practical Service Guidance: Development and Provision of a Service

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.

Resources for DSA Needs Assessors

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.

Risk and safety

Members only
This page contains links to current discussion around risk assessment and safety.

Self-Harm and Suicide

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

Specialist Mentor role

A definition of the Specialist Mentor role, as defined by Student Finance England, can be found in the SFE Guidance Document.

Substance Abuse

Members only
Available training and documents on substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention

Members only

Tourette's Syndrome

Members only
Tourette's Syndrome (TS) is a neurological condition which has co-occurring mental health difficulties.

Training events, courses and conferences

Members only
Information about relevant training being delivered externally.

Training materials

Members only
Materials from training delivered by UMHAN members - please use to inspire your own training and acknowledge the authors if quoting directly.

Writing as part of a CPD activity

Members only
This aims to give members guidance for completing CPD activities which might include writing skills.
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