• What Interventions Improve College and University Students’ Mental Health and Wellbeing?
    Mar 01, 2020 | What Works Centre for Wellbeing

    The review establishes what we know about effective ways to improve student mental health and wellbeing. It is a first step to develop the evidence base, revealing big gaps in the current knowledge that can start to be addressed by the UUK #StepChange framework, University Mental Health Charter, OFS Challenge funding, SMARTEN research seed funding and TASO.

    The review is based on 23 evidence reviews from across the world, and within the UK.

    It was led by Dr Joanne Worsley and colleagues from our Community Wellbeing team at the University of Liverpool with advisors from our adult learning team at the University of East Anglia, Universities UK (including its Student Mental Health Advisory Group), Student Minds, Association of Colleges Mental Health Policy Group, the Office for Students, the Student Mental Health Research Network (SMARTEN) and our What Works Network colleagues at Education Endowment Foundation and Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education (TASO).

    The review was commissioned and funded by the What Works Centre for Wellbeing, following identification of an evidence gap.

    Download the full report (PDF)