About the University Mental Health Charter Framework

​The University Mental Health Charter framework provides a set of evidence-informed principles to support universities to adopt a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing.

What is a whole university approach?

A whole-university approach must include both adequately resourced, effective and accessible mental health services and proactive interventions. It must provide an environment and culture that reduces poor mental health, as well as supporting good mental health, and facilitating staff and students to develop insight, understanding and skills to manage and maintain their own wellbeing.

Explore the Charter Framework

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The Charter is composed of 18 themes. Within each of the themes, the Charter sets out a number of principles of good practice that universities can follow to embed a whole-university approach.

The Charter’s themes are mapped against the 4 domains and enabling themes of the UUK Mentally Healthy Universities model – the revised model of StepChange.

Progress through the resource to learn more about each theme and explore relevant research, resources and good practice. Alternatively, download the pdf here.

To view a condensed version of the UMHC Framework, download our summary document here. This only contains the Principles of Good Practice.


Considering joining the UMHC Programme?

Registration for the 24/25 UMHC Programme is open from 13 May until 05 July 2024.

View our registration page to learn more about the 24/25 UMHC Programme and register your institution. 

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  • 18 Topics