Partnership working

Rethinking Student Mental Wellbeing

1st December 2010

Rethinking Student Mental Wellbeing was a three year project that ran at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) from 2007 to 2010, in partnership with Rethink, as part of the national Time to Change programme. Time to Change is a portfolio of 35 national projects jointly led by Mind and Rethink and funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Comic Relief. Rethink North West funded a project worker to work with UCLan to develop a range of resources and services to support student wellbeing and retention. In response to UCLan’s own research with staff and students in 2006 and Time to Change objectives, the project has challenged the stigma around student mental health through awareness raising campaigns and enhanced mainstream services and systems within the university setting.