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This conference will focus on priorities for supporting and improving student mental health, and latest thinking on what policy support is necessary, best practice in multi-agency co-operation, and what is needed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The agenda in summary:

  • Policy priorities for supporting student mental health
  • Mental health support post-COVID – acting on lessons learned, funding priorities, improving awareness, utilising edtech, boosting capacity and learning from best practice
  • Mental Health and Suicide prevention – involving parents and establishing a duty of care
  • Improving multi-agency working and response – joining up services, improving data sharing and meeting funding challenges
  • Addressing mental health challenges within specific groups
    • Mental health within careers guidance and supporting the transition to employment
    • Helping disadvantaged students tackle mental health concerns
    • Tackling mental health issues amongst ethnic minority students
  • Next steps for University Mental Health

Keynote contributions from key stakeholders on core issues, including:

  • Policy priorities for supporting student mental health – Estelle Kane, Senior Officer, Access and Inclusion, Office for Students
  • Mental Health and Suicide prevention – Lord Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwell
  • Next steps for University Mental Health – Rosie Tressler, Chief Executive Officer, Student Minds

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    Improving student mental health in Higher Education

    Tuesday, 30, November 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm