Whole university approach


Latest news from the UK Healthy Universities Network

Journal Paper: The Promotion of Healthy Universities – A Systematic Review

22nd November 2018

A systematic review paper in CPQ Women and Child Health by Reis et al (2018)

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Journal Paper: Changes in student physical health behaviour: an opportunity to turn the concept of a Healthy University into a reality

13th September 2018

Perspectives in Public Health paper by Haas et al (2018)

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Journal Paper: Higher education as a space for promoting the psychosocial wellbeing of refugee students

Health Education Journal paper by Jack et al (2018)  

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International Health Promoting Campuses Symposium, 7th April 2019, Rotorua, New Zealand

Further information: Dr Anna Thorpe anna.thorpe@cdhb.health.nz. To coincide with the 23rd World Conference on Health Promotion, which takes place from…

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Graduate Mental Wellbeing in the Workplace

10th October 2017

New report from Student Minds.

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Not by Degrees: Improving student mental health in the UK’s universities

A report of research undertaken by the Institute for Public Policy Research.  

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Step Change Framework

This is aimed at supporting university leaders to help embed good mental health for students and staff across all university…

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HEPI Occasional Paper (18) The Positive and Mindful University

This proposes a number of ways to tackle the growing problem of mental health issues among students and also staff.

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Perceived determinants to alcohol consumption and misuse: a survey of university students

31st May 2017

New paper on determinants of students and alcohol: Muli & Lagan, Perspectives in Public Health

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30th May 2017

RSPH/Young Health Movement report on effects of social media on young people’s health

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Association for Young People’s Health: Overview of research on key issues in student health

9th May 2017

An overview of research on key issues in student health by Ann Hagell, Research Lead, Association for Young People’s Health…

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Journal Paper: Are campus food environments healthy?

6th April 2017

A novel perspective for qualitatively evaluating the nutritional quality of food sold at foodservice facilities at a Brazilian university

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Symposium: Tackling Rape, Sexual Assault and Harassment at Universities and Colleges – 11 January 2017

5th April 2017

A survey conducted by the National Union of Students (NUS) in September 2014 revealed that from a total of 2,156…

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Conference: The Whole Student: Intersectionality and Well-Being – 24th May 2017

30th November 2016

Deadline for abstracts 30 November 2016. The purpose of this conference is to bring together educators of all types (faculty,…

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Journal Paper: Using Student Health Data to Understand and Promote Academic Success in Higher Education Settings

29th November 2016

Article in College Student Journal 50(Number 4):590-602 – November 2016

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How can universities respond to climate change?

14th September 2016

Friends of the Earth have published their latest report on how universities can respond to climate change. This briefing summarises…

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Journal Paper – Healthy Universities – A guiding framework (Holt & Powell)

25th July 2016

Healthy Universities: a guiding framework for universities to examine the distinctive health needs of its own student population; Maxine Holt…

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Journal Article: University students’ drinking as a social practice and the challenge for public health

31st May 2016

Recently published journal paper in Critical Public Health by Sian Supski, Jo Lindsay and Claire Tanner

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Journal Paper: Implementing the Health Promoting University approach in culturally different contexts: a systematic review (Suarez-Reyes and Van den Brouke)

25th May 2016

Universities represent a valuable opportunity to promote health and well-being. Based on the setting approach, the Health Promoting Universities concept…

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Journal Paper: Healthy universities: an example of a whole-system health-promoting setting (Newton, Dooris, Wills)

The health-promoting settings approach is well established in health promotion, with organisational settings being understood as complex systems able to…

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Mental Health: Moving Forwards – The 5 Year Plan

11th March 2016

The Mental Health: Moving Forward conference aims to bring together delegates from across the country to learn about the newly…

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The Guardian: Student Mental Health – New Model

9th March 2016

Going to university is never easy. It’s one of the greatest leaps of faith anyone ever makes, and it comes…

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Journal Article: Sheffield Hallam Staff Wellness Service

1st March 2016

Sheffield Hallam Staff Wellness service: Four-year follow-up of the impact on health indicators

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Journal Article: Medical Students’ Mental Health

24th February 2016

Research article on mental health among currently enrolled medical students in Germany.

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