#25- supporting student mental health in 2024

Written by Luke Allsop

We’re kicking off the year with a focus on student mental health.  

Today’s students are facing a very unique set of challenges, the Covid legacy, and the cost-of-living crisis, have added to the ‘traditional’ pressures a student might face during their time at university. But the sector is responding, and there are some fantastic digital tools out there providing extra support.  

So what can we expect to see develop further over the coming months? We spoke to Aphrael Spindloe, Content Manager at Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity, to find out more about the support that’s out there for both students, and universities, and how tech can play an all important part in the mental health agenda. 

This year, Student Minds is supporting the sector through a number of initiatives, take a look at Aphrael’s top picks below: 

  • Student Space provides a range of trusted information, tools and services to help with the uncertainty of student life.
  • The Student Minds Hubis a place where you can find community, engage with training, and resources, and find out how your university can put student mental health first.
  • #UniMentalHealthDay On the 14th March, the nation will get talking about student mental health and working together to make mental health a university-wide priority. No matter who you are, you can take part in this day.
  • University Mental Health Manifesto –  sign up to Student Minds’ national newsletter to stay up-to-date with progress of the manifesto.