Silently stressed report
Many universities, colleges and mental health agencies have recognised the growing issue of student mental ill health. However little research exists to tell us why mental ill health is on the increase among students and what issues in particular concern them.
In recognition of this, NUS Scotland conducted research into student stress and support. The survey was completed by over 1800 students from 19 colleges and 15 universities across Scotland. The survey asked students to identify which issues caused them stress while studying, where they would turn to for support and what, if anything, acts as a barrier to them in coming forward for support for a mental health concern.