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Student mental health: the role and experiences of academics

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Gareth Hughes, Mehr Panjwani, Priya Tulcidas, Nicola Christa Byrom

Original languageEnglish
PublisherStudent Minds
Number of pages61
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2018


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    This report was commissioned by Student Minds and authored by Hughes, G., Panjwani, M., Tulcidas, P., & Byrom, N. With the author's consent, this report is being published by Student Minds under the Creative Commons License by-nc-nd. Under this license you are free to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format provided you give appropriate credit to the author. You may redistribute in any
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Responding to student mental health problems now appears to be an inevitable part of the role of an academic. To understand more about how academics are managing student mental health, this project interviewed 52 academics at five universities. Participants reported large numbers of students experiencing mental health difficulties. A number of the academics interviewed described experiences of student mental illness that carried high levels of risk and distress. Academics who had worked in the role for many years stressed that they were seeing an increase in the prevalence of mental health difficulties. This report sets out 11 key findings and recommendations to ensure that students and academics are effectively and safely supported.

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