"Listening to all students' stories is vital as no two people will ever have the same experiences."

Having had a mental health condition at university herself, Megan can empathise with students and understand some of the difficulties they may have.
27 Jun 2022

"I’m watching students blossom when they think they can’t get there and it’s a great feeling."

Independent Mentor Hazel, talks about her role, how her career has progressed and the things she loves most about working in student mental health.
6 May 2022
Black and white photo of Taylor smiling

Black and white photo of Taylor smilingTaylor's story

Support at a small and specialist campus - "I was made to feel at ease in an educational world I didn’t know I would ever be ready for."
5 Apr 2022

"I envisaged I would be helping with students missing home or stressed about exams"

Long-standing UMHAN member Ashley describes her surprise at the complexity when she first became a Mental Health Adviser.
7 Feb 2022

"Seeing change is a highlight of the role"

Jonathan's experience from working in CAMHS has helped shaped his work in student mental health.
8 Dec 2021

Universities and NHS/External Support Providers

Some key points from today's Mental Health Adviser meeting discussion.
10 Nov 2021

"Mentoring has helped me be my best self "

Student feedback for member Helen shows what a huge impact mentoring can have on students.
8 Nov 2021

From Occupational Therapy to Mental Health Adviser - a member's journey

A UMHAN member for 5 years, Karen Bridle talks us through her career and work as a Mental Health Adviser.
20 Sep 2021

​It’s time to change the narrative around student mental health.

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 we argue that Universities should focus on 3 issues.
10 May 2021

“I am their advocate, I am there just for them."

UMHAN member Jo Culpin talks about her training and career in student mental health.
19 Apr 2021

Clear messaging for early return to campus

Members report anxiety around returning to campus for students with MH conditions.
22 Mar 2021

"Supporting an individual's informed choices"

UMHAN member Kev Rayson talks about his training and career on World Social Work Day.
16 Mar 2021

Uni Mental Health Day 2021 - "Together"

Written by UMHAN trustee Hannah Wilson this post reflects on the work of our members and the long term impact of inequality on mental health.
4 Mar 2021

"It's good to talk"

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

Developing school mental health services

UMHAN's response to the Early Day Motion 943 Funding for school counselling services
17 Nov 2020
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