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.

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.

Audit Guidance

Members only
A guidance document describing UMHAN's audit process and outcomes.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Members only
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world.

Caseload Management

Members only
Resources focusing on caseload management and weighting

Definitions of Disability

Members only
Available training and useful documents on disability

Disabled Students' Allowances

Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) are a funding stream for UK students who fit the criteria of being "disabled".

Eating Disorders

Members only
Available training and useful documents on eating disorders.

Employment

Members only
This page provides information and resources for mentors who are self-employed, freelance and/or working for an employment agency.

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.

Mental Health Awareness for staff training

Members only
This page has a list of resources designed to be used with non-specialist staff

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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