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.

Recruitment of MH professionals

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The value of recruiting MH professionals to your team.

Resources for DSA Needs Assessors

A downloadable resource.

Risk and safety

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

Schools and FE

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This page contains resources for supporting students with Mental Health conditions in schools and colleges.

Self-Harm and Suicide

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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

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Available training and documents on substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention

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Tourette's Syndrome

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

Training events, courses and conferences

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Information about relevant training being delivered externally.

Training materials

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


It's widely understood that the transition points of entry into HE, into postgraduate study and into the workplace can be challenging.

Transition to the workplace

People with mental health conditions are able to apply for Access to Work funding for tailored support once they are over 16. Although similar to the process for applying for Disabled Students' Allowances it can be difficult to find information about what support might be recommended. 

Writing as part of a CPD activity

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