Advance HE has awarded funding to six institutions for Small Development Projects (SPDs) focusing on mental health and wellbeing of students.
The institutions and projects are:
- University of Herefordshire - Peer mentoring to support students with mental health/wellbeing concerns: Stories and outcomes
- Ulster University - An intervention through teaching and learning practice to address stress and anxiety in students caused by the challenges of studying a cross-disciplinary subject
- University of Derby - Developing bespoke mental health training relevant to staff roles
- Norwich University of the Arts (NUA) - Reaching out to students: A proactive approach to wellbeing at NUA
- Cardiff University - Enhancing student wellbeing and positive learning environments at Cardiff
- Queen Mary University of London - Creative enquiry and the space to flourish in medical education
Gary Loke, Advance HE’s Director of Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, said,
“We are delighted to support these programmes. Student well-being is self-evidently critical to student success and I know the sector will be extremely keen to learn from the finding of these projects.
“We are particularly interested to know what interventions are effective in changing culture and organisational practice in support of better mental health and wellbeing for students. And also what’s effective in leading and embedding approaches to addressing mental health and wellbeing of students. I’m confident these SDPs will contribute to this vital area.”
SDPs, which are funded up to £4,000, are part of Advance HE’s innovation work and provide Advance HE members with an opportunity to develop and share innovative practice with us and the wider sector.
Small Development Projects were first launched in 2004 as part of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (now part of Advance HE).
Find out more about these projects and other SDPs.