Transforming student mental health
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 and UJS, with support from University Jewish Chaplaincy (UJC) and local university welfare departments, have established Student Wellbeing Reps on campuses across the UK to support current students, guide them to appropriate services and promote positive mental health and emotional wellbeing on campus.