ACADEMICS RESEARCH STUDY
Invitation for teaching academics to take part in an informal discussion about their experience supporting student mental health
What's the study about?
The prevalence of mental health problems in the student population is on the increase and the 2016 Student Academic Experience Survey (conducted by HEPI) indicated that students are more likely to experience anxiety than their peers outside of higher education. We are aware that the increasing concern about student mental health is affecting personal tutors and teaching academics, as they feel under increased pressure to support students who are struggling. We would like your help to understand the challenges faced by academics in supporting student mental health. We are inviting teaching academics to take part in an informal discussion about their experience supporting student mental health.
What will we need to do?
We would like to arrange a day visit to a selection of universities on one of the following dates; 19th April, 3rd, 8th, 12th, 15th, 17th and 19th May.
Ideally we would identify one primary contact who can select a date for this institution, then connect us with heads of departments / heads of faculties and teaching academics from a range of departments.
Attached is a full information sheet from the researchers, Dr Nicola Byrom from the Department of Psychology at Kings College London and Mr Gareth Hughes, a psychotherapist and researcher at Derby University. The project has been approved by the ethics board at KCL.