Type of Entry: University guides
Name: Student Minds - The University Mental Health Charter
Date added: 1 May 2020
Delivery type: Guide
Owned by: Student Minds (UK)
Cost: N/A
Target audience: Teachers / educators
Core elements

This programme outlines how universities can achieve a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing. 

  • Learn – transitions, teaching, assessment and progression
  • Support – Support services, risk, external partnerships and information sharing 
  • Work – Staff wellbeing and staff development
  • Live – proactive interventions, mentally healthy environment, accommodation, social integration and physical environment
  • Enabling themes – leadership, strategy, policy, student participation, cohesiveness of support, inclusivity, research innovation and dissemination
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  • This resource was funded by the Office For Students and the UPP Foundation - the Universities Partnerships Programme. 
  • This resource was supported by Universities UK - a membership body of Universities in the UK
  • This resource was supported by AMOSSHE – a membership body of university support services in the UK
  • This resource was supported by SMaRteN – a national research network funded by UK Research and Innovation
  • This resource was supported by the Department for Education - UK Government
  • This resource was supported by the National Union of Students
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This guide has been developed using a large list of cited research, supporting each theme and suggestions of good practice, for the full list of evidence please refer to the guide reference list (pg. 78). 

Endorsed by...
  • This resource has been endorsed by the British Psychological Society 
  • This resource was funded by the Office For Students – the UK national regulator for Universities

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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