Transforming student wellbeing
University can be a stressful time. The transition from adolescence through to becoming young independent adults living away from home can create a range of specific issues affecting students’ mental health.
A 2016 YouGov survey of Britain’s students showed that more than a quarter (27%) report having a mental health issue with a significant proportion of these (47%) finding this is causing them problems with day-to-day tasks. Depression and anxiety are by far the most commonly reported mental illnesses.
Student Wellbeing Reps
Jami, UJS and University Jewish Chaplaincy are working together to support student wellbeing with a pilot project beginning in September 2019. Student Wellbeing Reps in Birmingham, Bristol and Leeds have been appointed and trained to support student wellbeing through education and awareness on campus, guidance on local student services and to promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing.