29 January 2020 – Webinar: University Mental Health Charter


Student and staff mental health is a growing issue within higher education with providers having to adapt and implement support in different ways relevant to their staff and students. In recent years there has been a push for a whole-institution approach to mental health and making it a priority across the whole provider. Student Minds has created this charter to guide institutions achieve this approach. It is also a growing priority for the Office for Students and an area that providers should be taking seriously.

The University Mental Health Charter has been created by Student Minds to shape the future of mental health in the higher education sector through a set of principles to support mental health becoming a university-wide priority. The evidence for the charter was collected from road shows and evidence sessions across the UK over the last year speaking to experts and students about mental health support in their institutions. The Charter is supported by a number of organisations including the Office for Students.

This webinar will cover:

  • Background to the charter, purpose, our approach to development
  • A breakdown of the 4 areas of the charter and the enabling themes
  • Principles of good practice
  • Introduction to the Charter Award Scheme and next steps

This webinar is hosted by IHE and delivered by Leigh Spanner, Sector Improvement Lead, Student Minds, and Gareth Hughes, Charter Content Development Lead, Student Minds, who were the authors of the University Mental Health Charter.

Session format:

Webinar – Presentation followed by Q&A.

This session is suitable for:

Any staff working in student services and student or staff mental health.

Booking information

This webinar is free for Independent Higher Education members only. To book your free place please click ‘Tickets’ above and enter your institution’s membership number as a ‘promotional code’ to access member registration. If you have any trouble locating your membership number, please email events@independenthe.com

All attendees will then be sent a confirmation email with a link to access the webinar.

  • On 11th October 2019