"It's good to talk"

Common advice given around mental health is not without difficulties for many.
9 Feb 2021

UMHAN's response to the Early Day Motion 943 Funding for school counselling services

Over the summer the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy launched a campaign asking the Government to consider funding school and college counselling as part of the comprehensive spending review (CSR). This has since been debated in parliament, and an Early Day Motion (1) has been tabled and signed by 31 MPs.

17 Nov 2020

A little book with a lot to give: A Review of Stay Balanced While You Study by Dr Dominique Thompson

This review was written by Specialist MH Mentor Lauren Weaving.
26 Oct 2020

Book review: Helping Penguins to Swim Edited by Karisa Krčmář

This e-book was reviewed by a UMHAN mentor member.
14 Sep 2020

Student mental health in the time of COVID-19

Our guest blog post is written by Lucian Milasan and Ed Griffin from DMU.
9 Sep 2020

Remote and face-to-face working Autumn 2020

After our latest round of member meetings and a survey, UMHAN has created guidance with recommendations around remote and face-to-face working for members for the autumn term and beyond.

3 Sep 2020

I Chose To Disclose - Alex's story

"Disclosing has given me the confidence to...have that mental health conversation and to be more honest with myself when I am feeling low."
7 Jul 2020

Preparing for "the new normal"

Our latest round of member meetings focused on work post lockdown, including preparing students for this.

25 Jun 2020

UMHAN's response to Office for Students' Briefing "Supporting Students Mental Health"

Our new blog post supports the points made in the briefing, and underlines the vital importance of work by our members.
4 May 2020

Zoom use by UMHAN

in this post we respond to concerns about Zoom's security.
15 Apr 2020

Providing and accessing remote support

Advice for students about accessing their continuing MH support from University, and for staff providing this.
17 Mar 2020


5th March 2020 is the 12th Uni Mental Health Day
5 Mar 2020

Language and Terminology

UMHAN advocates for the social model use of language and terminology to describe mental health.

4 Mar 2020

ADSHE, Patoss and UMHAN - joint statement about Disabled Students' Allowances

In response to Disability News Service article.
16 Dec 2019

Book review: The Student Guide to Mindfulness by David Mair

This new book was reviewed by a UMHAN member.
3 Dec 2019

'The way universities are run is making us ill': Inside the student mental health crisis.

On 27th Sept, The Guardian's long read focussed on student mental health. This is our response.
1 Oct 2019

Diagnosis – Help or Hindrance?

A Specialist Mental Health Mentor gives her thoughts on the diagnostic process and how this impacts on her work.
15 May 2019

UMHAN Helps Students Access Mental Health Facilities at UK Universities

First time students who may struggle with mental health issues should access help before term starts, says the University Mental Health Advisers Network, UMHAN.

10 Apr 2019

MHA Profiles: The bad, the good and the best practice - 1

This month we speak to an adviser in the West Midlands.
29 Oct 2018
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