Student Minds

Student Minds

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  • Mental health

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National - Britain


tudent Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity.

​We empower students and members of the university community to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. We train students and staff in universities across the UK to deliver student-led peer support interventions as well as research-driven workshops and campaigns. By working collaboratively across sectors, we share best practice and ensure that the student voice influences decisions about student mental health. ​​

Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.


  • Empowering the role and agency of students. We are continuing to grow a strong student-led mental health movement to tackle stigma, increase belonging and campaign for change locally and nationally. We know that students are more likely to talk to friends and peers about their problems, so it makes sense for students to be given the skills to support each other safely and refer to further support. We deliver sustainable formal and informal peer support interventions, co-produced with students and professionals which build wellbeing and go to where students are.
  • Supporting organisations to deliver on a ‘whole-university approach’. We have been supporting universities to co-produce mental health action plans with students and have been exploring longer-term support mechanisms for universities, students' unions and accommodation providers in developing their approach. We recently announced that we will lead the development of the University Mental Health Charter, ensuring we’re tackling the barriers to creating healthy student communities collaboratively and systemically.  
  • Tackling the biggest national gaps and challenges. As the lead charity partner in the new research network ‘SMaRteN’, we will continue to research and tackle the inequalities, barriers and knowledge gaps that exist in student mental health. Transition points also create gaps for student support. We’re delivering a range of projects to ensure better transitions and services for students between education institutions, health providers and the graduate workplace.

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