London students mental health needs assessment

The University of London is conducting the first ever needs assessment for mental health in London’s student population. We are working in partnership with London Higher, the Mayor of London, the NUS, Mind, Student Minds, AMOSSHE, Universities UK, and the London Association of Directors of Public Health, among other local and national organisations, and all 17 of our Member Institutions. The project aims specifically to improve the support provided to London students and inform the development of a referral pathways toolkit to improve the effectiveness of the referral system between universities and the NHS.

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The first part of the research is to hear from staff within higher education institutions who speak with London students about mental health and wellbeing.

If you are a member of staff in a London higher education institution who works with students regarding their mental health and wellbeing, please could you spare just 10 minutes to answer the survey?: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HEIstaffsurvey/

If you work for a private provider of student accommodation in London, we need to hear from you too! Our dedicated private accommodation survey is at: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/LondonHEIPA/.

For staff in colleges and universities, we hope to hear from those working in: 

•    Student mental health, counselling, or wellbeing services (e.g. mental health advisers, mental health mentors, wellbeing advisers and counsellors)
•    Student advice services
•    Disability services
•    Study skills support
•    Residential life
•    Medical or health centre staff
•    Student experience
•    Student Union staff team
•    Departmental or course administration
•    Student conduct or discipline
•    Academics with a pastoral responsibility (e.g. senior tutors, heads of year, personal tutors)
•    Chaplaincy
•    Students with a paid role (e.g. teaching assistants)

For those in private student accommodation, we especially want to hear from site or duty managers, wellbeing coordinators, wardens, RAs, security, residential life staff, support workers, and any other team members who work directly with students.

If you have any questions about this project, please contact Adrian Clark (Student Health & Wellbeing Manager)