Student perspectives on improving mental health support services at university

Journal article


Priestley, Michael, Broglia, Emma, Hughes, G. and Spanner, Leigh 2021. Student perspectives on improving mental health support services at university. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12391
AuthorsPriestley, Michael, Broglia, Emma, Hughes, G. and Spanner, Leigh
Abstract

Drawing on thematic analysis of six student co-creation panels, conducted during the Student Minds University Mental Health Charter consultations, this paper elucidates students’ perspectives and proposals regarding the current issues and challenges around university student mental health and well-being support services. In particular, panels identified existing challenges and opportunities to improve support service access, strategy, and delivery. The panels generated a series of recommendations aimed to establish a clear, coordinated, and strategic approach to delivering accessible and inclusive student mental health support services that are responsive to the diverse needs of the whole student population. Significantly, the student panels situated service reforms within a ‘whole university approach’ entailing holistic structural and cultural change to the university environment, in order to enrich student mental health and well-being and reduce demand on services. The findings of this paper can both reaffirm and specify the principles of good practice propounded by the University Mental Health Charter from a student perspective.

KeywordsPsychiatry and Mental health; Applied Psychology; Clinical Psychology
Year2021
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research
PublisherWiley
ISSN1473-3145
1746-1405
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/capr.12391
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625982
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
hdl:10545/625982
Publication dates08 Feb 2021
Publication process dates
Deposited07 Sep 2021, 11:14
Accepted15 Jan 2021
Rights

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

ContributorsDurham University, University of Sheffield, University of Derby and Student Minds, Leeds
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
File
File Access Level
Open
Permalink -

https://repository.derby.ac.uk/item/930y9/student-perspectives-on-improving-mental-health-support-services-at-university

Download files

  • 80
    total views
  • 10
    total downloads
  • 9
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

The Challenge of Student Mental Well-Being: Reconnecting Students Services with the Academic Universe
Hughes, G. 2021. The Challenge of Student Mental Well-Being: Reconnecting Students Services with the Academic Universe. in: Student Support Services Springer.
Predicting stress and mental wellbeing among doctoral researchers
Byrom, Nicola C., Dinu, Larisa, Kirkman, Ann and Hughes, G. 2020. Predicting stress and mental wellbeing among doctoral researchers. Journal of Mental Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638237.2020.1818196
Student wellbeing and assessment in higher education: the balancing act
Jones, Emma, Priestley, Michael, Brewster, Liz, Wilbraham, Susan J., Hughes, G. and Spanner, Leigh 2020. Student wellbeing and assessment in higher education: the balancing act. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/02602938.2020.1782344
Managing student mental health: The challenges faced by academics on professional health care courses
Hughes, G. and Byrom, Nicola C. 2019. Managing student mental health: The challenges faced by academics on professional health care courses. Journal of Advanced Nursing.. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13989
Relationships Between Creativity, Wellbeing, and Learning and Their Implications for Students in Higher Education
Hughes, G. 2019. Relationships Between Creativity, Wellbeing, and Learning and Their Implications for Students in Higher Education. in: Encyclopedia of Educational Innovation Springer Link.
Student mental health: The role and experiences of academics.
Hughes, G., Panjawni, Mehr, Tulcidas, Priya and Byrom, Nicola 2018. Student mental health: The role and experiences of academics. Student Minds.
How to develop creative capacity for the fourth industrial revolution: Creativity and employability in higher education
Wilson, Chris, Lennox, Peter, Brown, Michael and Hughes, G. 2017. How to develop creative capacity for the fourth industrial revolution: Creativity and employability in higher education. Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise.
From transcendence to general maintenance: Exploring the creativity and wellbeing dynamic in higher education
Hughes, G. and Wilson, Chris 2017. From transcendence to general maintenance: Exploring the creativity and wellbeing dynamic in higher education. Knowledge, Innovation & Enterprise.
An investigation of the views, understanding, knowledge, experience and attitudes of sixth form teachers in regard to the preparedness of their students for the transition to university
Hughes, G., Massey, Frances and Williams, Sarah 2016. An investigation of the views, understanding, knowledge, experience and attitudes of sixth form teachers in regard to the preparedness of their students for the transition to university. Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
Which aspects of university life are most and least helpful in the transition to HE? A qualitative snapshot of student perceptions
Hughes, G. and Smail, Olivia 2014. Which aspects of university life are most and least helpful in the transition to HE? A qualitative snapshot of student perceptions. Journal of Further and Higher Education. 39 (4), pp. 466-480. https://doi.org/10.1080/0309877x.2014.971109