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Mental Health in Higher Education

The prevalence of mental health issues in students is very much on the agenda of the Minister for Universities with Sam Gyimah recently announcing his intention that Universities must tackle the problem. The number of students dropping out from degree courses due to mental illness has increased significantly in recent years.

In our paper we examine mental health issues in the sector from various angles: what duties do universities have to care for student and staff mental health, and what are the legal implications around privacy and the sharing of data; are we as a sector going to see the first criminal or civil case being brought in the event of a student death on campus and how does this issue play out in the student accommodation context?

Download the report