Today, we are excited to launch your new university mental health community - the Student Minds’ Hub. The Hub is a place where you can find community, engage with our training and resources, and find out how your university can put student mental health first. We are here to empower you to find the tools, insights and information that you need.
We are currently going through a process of digital transformation to ensure you receive our information in the most effective and accessible way. As part of this transformation, in October 2022 we appointed Simon Brooker as Digital Lead, overseeing the creation of the Hub and strengthening and consolidating our website platforms. Alongside Simon, we have also brought in experts to help manage content and data architecture to ensure our website content is accessible, informative and up-to-date.
As a charity we have been running for just over ten years and like lots of small charities, we developed our technology on a shoestring: relying on free platforms, discounts for nonprofits and pro bono consultancy from bigger companies. This helped us to establish and maintain a core website at a low cost. But we also found that our approach to digital was sometimes driven by short-term priorities, rather than a long-term strategic direction. We are excited to be changing this and having a strategic approach to improving our digital technology including our websites. We can’t wait to take you along on the journey!
Your online university mental health community
At Student Minds, we create and curate resources for you. The Student Minds’ Hub is a place where you can find community, engage with our training and resources, and find out how your university can put student mental health first.
Explore our training, the University Mental Health Charter, insights and research. We are here to empower you to find the tools, insights and information that you need.
What’s next for the Student Minds’ Hub?
We are going to be migrating all of our training support and content across to your Hub by the end of the year.
Information on our Training Programmes is available on the Hub, however, we encourage our trainers and associates to please continue to use the original website until further notice.
We hope to begin on boarding trainers and associates in late October 2023 and aim to have all our training networks on the Hub by the end of the year.
The Hub will also begin developing our insights and reports relating to student wellbeing. Keep your eyes and ears open for this new exciting resource bank coming soon!
Next steps - our new primary website
We are currently working on building our new primary website, working with students, staff and university communities to user test and develop a website that works for you. We are hoping to share this at the start of next year for you to use.
We’re committed to positioning students at the core of our work and have commissioned an industry leader in user research William Joseph - who have also helped us shape our Student Space website to ensure this commitment continues. William Joseph will support us in audience and branding development to ensure our website is structured in a way that provides the best possible user experience for you.
We hope to begin building the new website at the start of 2024 with the launch in early spring. We can’t wait to share it with you all.
Access your Hub today
Explore the Hub by signing up today and discover community, engage with training and resources and find out how your university can put student mental health first. If you have any difficulties registering, make sure to get in touch and we will be happy to help.
Let’s improve university communities so that every student gets the mental health support they need to reach their goals. Together, we can ensure no student is held back by their mental health.