Recommendations for improving mental health and wellbeing support for Scotland’s students
Think Positive, funded by the Scottish Government, commissioned research to evaluate the effectiveness of student mental health support in Scotland and to support the FE and HE sectors to further develop appropriate practice in the delivery of mental health and wellbeing services to students.
The research poses a series of recommendations for institutions, students’ associations and other sector bodies to help improve student mental health and wellbeing support in Scotland’s colleges and universities. Key recommendations address the factors negatively impacting student mental health and wellbeing, including making further improvements to student cost-of-living support, and embedding mental health and wellbeing in learning and teaching practice.
The recommendations also look to improve the student experience of accessing mental health support by suggesting consideration is taken to improve waiting times for NHS services, ensuring equity of access to counselling services, and embedding mental health and wellbeing in learning and teaching practice.
This document summaries the recommendations the research made for Scottish Government, institutions, students associations and Think Positive.