Reports and papers

The Institute for Public Policy Research produced the report "Not by degrees: improving student mental health in the UK's Universities" in September 2017. This includes key findings and recommendations for both HEIs and Government. 

"The Positive and Mindful University"  - this Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) Occasional Paper explores the concept of a ‘positive university’ by looking at the approaches used by positive psychology and mindfulness.

"The invisible problem? Improving students' mental health" -  a HEPI report by an undergraduate student (2016).

The Royal College of Psychiatrists' published a 2011 report "Mental Health of Students in Higher Education", highlighting some of the reasons students are particularly at risk of developing mental health difficulties, and the challenges they might face in accessing support; Student Minds' published their report "Grand Challenges" in response to this.


The Higher Education Policy Institute released a policy note in 2019, where it highlighted the need for clarity in terminology and data collection in measuring student mental health: "Measuring well-being in higher education"

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