It is increasingly recognised how important mental health and wellbeing is for staff and student success. Universities and colleges are fast -developing ‘whole institution approaches’ to mental health and wellbeing, not only to improve academic outcomes and retention, but to provide a holistic and positive experience, even in the most challenging times. This one-day conference, organised by the Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education Expert Group in collaboration with Advance HE, will discuss new ideas and will aim to provide a boost in motivation and a fresh vision for all delegates. It will explore established and successful examples from the sector, share good practice, discuss the challenges when looking at mental health and wellbeing, and review ways to overcome possible difficulties.
Following a period of significant international and campus turmoil, a change to how wellbeing support and therapy are delivered, and a rise in demand for support, last year's conference explored the future of mental wellbeing in higher education, and asked keynote speakers and panellists two significant questions: What direction is student and staff wellbeing support going in? and What can we do to prepare ourselves for the future?
This conference, run by frontline support staff, for frontline support staff, will offer the very latest thinking on student and staff mental health in higher education.
Check out the hashtag #MWBHE22 to see the conversations that happened in May 2022.