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Mental Health

How we are continuing to support students who are struggling at university

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Helping students be happy and healthy in their studies is crucial. That’s why, thanks to the creation of the first ever Student Support Champion, students will soon be able to benefit from more joined-up support from their universities Here’s everything …

How we’re preventing suicides in higher education and supporting mental health

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The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published data on recent suicide rates amongst higher education students to help the sector gain a better understanding of how to prevent suicides. Here, we guide you through what this data shows and …

What we are doing to improve the mental health of children and young people

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The ongoing impact of the pandemic has emphasised the importance of supporting our children and young people’s wellbeing. That’s why, during Children’s Mental Health Week, we have released the findings our State of the Nation report, which focuses on trends …

Government teams up with TV's Dr Alex to discuss impact of the pandemic on young people’s mental health and wellbeing

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Dr Alex George, the A&E doctor who regularly appears as the resident doctor on ITV’s Lorraine, has been appointed by the Government as its Youth Mental Health Ambassador.

Chief Medical Officer: “If you keep children out of school, every single one of the children you keep out of school is disadvantaged”

The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has said that it is “absolutely universally accepted that there are huge advantages for children to be in school”.