Going to university is a fun and exciting time for most students – but it comes with unique challenges and stresses and can be extremely difficult for many.
The Government is investing £2.3 billion extra funding into mental health services by 2023/24 through the NHS Long Term Plan, and an additional £500 million this year to address NHS waiting times. £13 million has been allocated to support young adults (18-25 years), including HE students, to help bridge the gap between children’s and adult mental health services.
Michelle Donelan was appointed Minister of State for Universities at the Department of Education on 13 February 2020. She was previously Government Whip (Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury) from 29 July 2019 to 13 February 2020. She was also an unpaid Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education covering the maternity leave of Kemi Badenoch MP from 4 September 2019 to 13 February 2020.
In this session from the Student Mental Health Conference 2021, Michelle outlined the Government’s approach to student mental health. She discussed the impact of Covid-19 on student mental health, funding for national and local initiatives and best practice across higher education.
Register now to continue accessing this page
Subscribe today and use MGC to discover how your peers, across the country, are implementing policies and driving change so you can learn from their experiences, apply best practice, and develop your expertise.
- Access to a dedicated public sector resource that you read, see and hear.
- More than 50 new articles per month
- Insights into how to deliver better public services
- The latest best practice in your sector
- Evidence base case study focused videos, original articles, interviews and more
- Save time by personalising your MGC to only see the relevant content you need
- Automatically earn and track your CPD points
- Discounts to Government Events and GovPD training courses
- Monthly update newsletter