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

17 November 2020

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.

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

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

Book review: Helping Penguins to Swim Edited by Karisa Krčmář

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

Student mental health in the time of COVID-19

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

Remote and face-to-face working Autumn 2020

3 September 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.

I Chose To Disclose - Alex's story

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

Preparing for "the new normal"

25 June 2020

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

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

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

Zoom use by UMHAN

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

Providing and accessing remote support

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


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

Language and Terminology

4 March 2020

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

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

16 December 2019
In response to Disability News Service article.

Book review: The Student Guide to Mindfulness by David Mair

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

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

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

Diagnosis – Help or Hindrance?

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

UMHAN Helps Students Access Mental Health Facilities at UK Universities

10 April 2019

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

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

29 October 2018
Members only
This month we speak to an adviser in the West Midlands.
University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN). c/o The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP Tel: 07510 734544 Registered charity number: 1155038. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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