Supporting people before, during and when leaving Higher Education
These pages are focused on how you could help a person with a mental health difficulty to optimise the success of their transition into HE, their experience while studying, and eventual graduation from HE.
With respect to health care provision, you may wish to have a look at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' report on the mental health of students and the Student Minds report on transitional support for students with eating disorders, the recommendations relate to a wide range of mental health difficulties too.
Rights and Resources
It would be worthwhile to fully digest the information on our webpages on the rights of students and the resources potentially available to them. As many students are unaware of the success and benefit of these, it is certainly in their interests to ensure they are fully appraised.
Transition to University
We'd like any support to be as joined-up as possible, so a starting point might be for the student or yourself to discuss the issues with the Mental Health Adviser at the institution the student is going to or currently studying at.
Well aHead Partners
Well aHead is an innovative project developed by Nottingham Trent University (NTU) which aims to create a range of opportunities for partner agencies to promote social inclusion for people with mental health difficulties with NTU. It is available to download here.