Working Group for the Promotion of Mental Well-Being in Higher Education

The Working Group for the Promotion of Mental Well-Being in Higher Education was founded in 2003 in response to growing interest in, and concern about, the mental health of students and staff in the UK Higher Education setting.

The Working Group is constituted as a self-financing working group whose meetings are hosted by Universities UK and GuildHE. Its members are drawn from the HE sector, the NHS and the student body.

The Group’s aims are to:

  • promote collaboration between the different sectors, agencies and professional groups with responsibility for mental well-being in HE

  • be a reference point for government bodies, managers in the NHS and educational institutions and practitioners in respect of mental well-being in HE

  • to influence policy on issues related to mental well-being in HE.

For the Group's Constitution, click here.  

Latest publication: "Student Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education: Good Practice Guide" (2015) UUK.

Click news to download the Guidance document.

Latest Conference: "Student Mental Wellbeing:Policy, Practice and Future Directions" 

13 Feb 2015 9:50 - 4.30 PM  Woburn House Conference Centre, Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ 

click here for conference presentations papers and workshops.

A brief report on the early achievements of the Group is available here. To find out more about the Working Group’s current activities and achievements explore the rest of our site.