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Upwardly mobile: Can phone messaging plug the gap in student mental health support?

A student’s first year at university can be subject to many ups and downs with major life changes happening together. We surveyed over 1,000 first and second year university students around the UK to establish the status of student wellbeing and attitudes towards support available at universities.

Report overview

What's in the report?

Preventing dropouts

Three things that could stop students dropping out including more support for my wellbeing, more support to help me fit in and more ways to talk about my unhappiness.

Removing barriers

Students explain the barriers to seeking support including feeling embarrassed, being unsure of where to seek help and uncertainty over whether they would have to pay for treatment.

Understanding students' worries

The worries most students had before attending university including making friends, doing well academically and cooking for themselves.