Type of Entry: University guides
Name: Student Minds - co-producing mental health strategies with students
Date added: 13 December 2021
Delivery type: Guide
Owned by: Student Minds
Cost: No
Target audience: University students (age 18+)
Core Elements

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity and has developed a mental health strategy for students, co-produced with students.

The guide explores:

  • Why co-production is so powerful in developing mental health and wellbeing strategies.
  • How co-production strategies can lead to improved wellbeing outcomes and wider benefits for both staff and students
  • Overcoming barriers to engagement and engaging different groups and communities of students
  • A range of tools for leading co-production work at universities

Supporting Rationale

​Students with lived experience of mental health difficulties are experts by experience.

In order to identify the full range of work necessary to improve mental health and wellbeing at our Higher Education institutions, we must listen to students. 

Students, both with and without the experience of mental illness, should be part of every stage of developing mental health and wellbeing strategies. This practical toolkit aims to support those leading on strategy development, with the tools to find meaningful and effective solutions with students.

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Additional Information

Student Minds is a Charity registered in England and Wales (1142783)

The aim of the ZSA Resources is to introduce users to a range of existing and new resources with a connection to supporting people with their mental health, bring awareness to and help prevent incidences of suicide.  The ZSA do not endorse individual resources but instead aim to present standardised information to enable the user to make an informed decision over its use.

For more information on ZSA Resources, please refer to ZSA Policies.

Content last updated: 03/11/2022

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