Supporting the wider community

Stepchange: Mentally Healthy Universities

18th May 2020

UUK has published a refreshed version of its strategic framework, Stepchange: Mentally Healthy Universities, calling on universities to prioritise the mental health of their students and staff by taking a whole university approach to mental health, meaning that mental health and wellbeing is considered across every aspect of the university and is part of all practices, policies, courses and cultures.

The Stepchange approach and shared set of principles inform the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter which will provide a voluntary accreditation scheme for universities. UUK has also published an open access Self-Assessment Tool developed with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium.