After a resoundingly successful first year, we are delighted that 61 Higher Education Institutions have joined the University Mental Health Charter Programme for 2022/23. We are especially excited to work with the 20 institutions joining us for the first time this year.
The full list of institutions participating in the 2022/23 programme can be found below.
Anglia Ruskin University Arts University Bournemouth Aston University University of Bath Bath Spa University University of Bedfordshire Birmingham City University Bishop Grosseteste University University of Bristol Buckinghamshire New University Canterbury Christ Church University University of Central Lancashire University of Chester City, University of London Durham University University of East Anglia University of East London University of Essex Falmouth University Glasgow Caledonian University University of Gloucestershire University of Greenwich Harper Adams University Hartpury University University of Huddersfield University of Hull University of Kent King’s College London Kingston University University of Law Leeds Beckett University Leeds Trinity University University of Leicester University of Lincoln University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University London Metropolitan University London South Bank University University of Manchester Manchester Metropolitan University Middlesex University Newcastle University Norland College Northeastern University London Northumbria University University of Nottingham Nottingham Trent University Oxford Brookes University Plymouth Marjon University University of Reading Richmond American University London University of Sheffield Sheffield Hallam University Solent University University of Southampton University of Sunderland Teesside University UWE Bristol University Centre Leeds University College London University of Westminster Charter Award Members 2022/23 Cohort Hear from our 2022/23 cohort
We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of our students and ensuring that they have the best experience while studying with us. By joining the University Mental Health Charter programme, we are offering our students the additional reassurance that the mental health support they need will be effective, consistent and driven by the very best practice from across the HE sector. We are proud to be associated with the charity Student Minds, which is a fantastic advocate for student mental health, and that its CEO Rosie Tressler is a Nottingham alumna and former Equal Opportunities and Welfare Officer at our Students’ Union.
Professor Shearer West Vice Chancellor University of Nottingham
At Buckinghamshire New University, the health and wellbeing of our students and staff is paramount. Our new University strategy expresses a clear commitment towards measuring, protecting and improving the health and wellbeing of all members of our university community. At BNU, we enthusiastically embrace partnership working with our students and staff, empowering them to make positive improvements and enabling them to learn from one another’s experience. The University Mental Health Charter framework will provide us with focus and clarity on principles of good practice and will be an integral part of delivering against our strategic commitments. We are proud and delighted to be joining the programme and look forward to working with others to improve everyone’s experience of higher education.
Professor Nick Braisby Vice Chancellor Buckinghamshire New University
LJMU is fully committed to placing student mental health and wellbeing at the centre of everything we do. Through the Student Minds Charter we value the opportunity to engage in evidenced based practice that importantly provides a holistic approach to supporting our students.
Professor Phil Vickerman Pro Vice Chancellor for Student Experience Liverpool John Moores University
Our University is a community of people, and at Reading we have a strong focus on the mental health of all our students and colleagues. Working with the Charter Programme and collaborating across the sector will help us to enhance our existing policies and practices to support good mental health across our whole community.
Professor Robert Van de Noort Vice Chancellor University of Reading
We know that addressing student mental health is key to maximising student success at University. Participating in the University Mental Health Charter builds on our existing work in this area, most recently as the lead on an Office for Student Funded project to develop a Student Liaison Service to bridge the gap between University and NHS provision. The Charter will support our consideration of mental health across all elements of the University’s work and I look forward to the further improvements we can implement for our students and staff.
Janet Beer Vice Chancellor University of Liverpool
The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the wider community is always our first priority. We have made a number of investments in this area recently, including extending our Mental Health Advisory Team, introducing a network of Mental Health First Aiders and enabling student access to culturally-appropriate talking therapy. The University Mental Health Charter Programme will enable us to benchmark our practices and services, offering an evidence-based framework as we seek to achieve accreditation status.
Professor Karen O’Brien Vice Chancellor University of Durham
Sheffield Hallam is committed to ensuring all our students are able to thrive and develop the skills and resilience needed to prepare them for the real world. Every student has a ‘triangle’ of dedicated support – an academic, employability and welfare adviser – and the University was an early adopter of a whole university approach to student mental health, launching its own Student Wellbeing Programme in 2019. Signing up to the University Mental Health Charter Framework aligns with our current good practice and will assist with embedding enablers to ensure appropriate action is taken to support student wellbeing at all levels throughout the University
Professor Sir Chris Husbands Vice Chancellor Sheffield Hallam University
We are delighted that City has been accepted to become a member of the University Mental Health Charter Programme. Through this university-wide project, we will proactively adopt good practice in promoting mental health and wellbeing, improve our mental health support services and strengthen a sense of belonging within our City community as we work towards the achievement of this important charter. This is a fantastic opportunity to focus our collective energies on building an environment that prioritises the mental health and well-being of our students and staff
City, University of London Professor Susannah Quinsee and Professor Debra Salmon VP Digital & Student Experience and Interim Deputy President
Solent University is a Civic University dedicated to student success and widening participation. Solent aims to create a city of lifelong learning, enhancing physical and mental health and wellbeing of our communities. We are committed to adopting a whole-university approach to mental health, working towards the principles of good practice as outlined in the University Mental Health Charter framework. This includes providing effective resource and support for those affected by mental health. We recognise that having a culture of good mental health will be of benefit to our wider communities and we look forward to participating in the programme.
Northeastern University London (formerly known as NCH) is delighted to have joined the University Mental Health Charter. The transformative impact of education and the importance of supporting the wellbeing of our students holistically in order to maintain an environment where all students can truly thrive is at the core of our values and strategic commitments. We understand the importance of a whole-university approach to mental health, wellbeing and inclusivity and are committed to building on our work in this area, using the framework to take our approach to the next level, benefiting from and contributing to the sharing of good practice in the sector.
Northerneastern University London