University Mental Health Day

Thursday 4th March

University Mental Health Day brings together the university community to make mental health a university-wide priority and create ongoing year round change to the future of student mental health.

We understand that this year we can't be together physically, this won't stop us coming together to create change virtually. Now more than ever it's important to get the nation talking about student mental health.

Join us on Thursday 4th March 2021 as we inspire conversations, take action and create change. 

UMHD21

UMHD21

There are over 2.3 million students studying in UK universities, with many experiencing academic, social and financial pressures. We know that being at university can raise a number of unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing. We know that many challenges faced by students have been exacerbated or shaped by the coronavirus pandemic, rather than going away. On top of that are the additional difficulties posed by current circumstances, such as a student’s ability to socialise and make friends, financial instability, and disruption to mental health care. With an increasing number of students accessing support services, the severity of distress and mental illness in young people, students leaving university due to mental health difficulties and tragically the number of student deaths by suicide. However, we believe it does not need to be this way.

We need to work together to improve the university experience, allowing students to succeed and thrive. You can help us to do this.

Student Mental Health During Coronavirus

Student Mental Health During Coronavirus

Whether you have an existing mental health problem, or you're starting to find things difficult, the pandemic has put a huge amount of extra strain on students.

This information is for both new and returning university students, studying full-time or part-time during coronavirus.

On this page:

  • How coronavirus is affecting mental health
  • Tips for coping with mental health during coronavirus
  • Services offered by Student Spacce
  • Support at university from other organisations
  • Urgent support for student mental health

Student Space Is Here To Help

Student Space Is Here To Help

We have developed a new platform, Student Space, collaboratively with services, higher education professionals, researchers and students to to make it easier for you to find the support that you need during the coronavirus pandemic. 

​There are three ways that Student Space is here to help during the pandemic:
  1. Access to dedicated support services for students, by phone or text
  2. Information and tools to help you through the challenges of coronavirus
  3. Helping you find what support is available at your university

7 Self Care Tips For Students

7 Self Care Tips For Students

The benefits of focusing on self-awareness—of tuning into your body and taking the time to nourish it properly—are profound: Making self care part of your routine is not only vital for your mental health, but research suggests that the more we practice self care the more confident, creative, and productive we are.

Here are 7 simple self care steps that will help you feel more energised and relax your mind.