Friday 07-11-2014 - 14:57
NUS is delighted to announce that we will be working more closely together over the coming year.
On Monday 3rd November, Colum McGuire, NUS Vice President (Welfare) and Rosie Tressler, Networks and Projects Manager at Student Minds, made a joint announcement at NUS Zone Conference, marking an exciting new partnership agreement and commitment from both organisations to work together on the issues surrounding student mental health.
At Zone Conference, Student Minds also published a comprehensive report, supported by NUS, which looks at peer support models for mental health within university settings and how to ensure that these are as effective as possible and managed safely.
Nicola Byrom, Founding Director at Student Minds said "After linking up with NUS over the past couple of years, we’re thrilled to inform all of our stakeholders that we will be working more closely with NUS to ensure that student mental health is high on the agenda of all universities and the wider mental health sector. We're really looking forward to working with NUS to support more students' unions to tackle the challenges around student mental health and I'm sure that by working together we can have a great impact! We hope that our peer support report will help more students' unions to explore how they empower students to get involved in peer-led interventions for mental health."
Colum McGuire added: "I'm delighted to be entering into this partnership with Student Minds. Too often, student mental health is a subject which is overlooked, both by institutions and by government, and I really believe that by working more closely together we can start to change this. I hope that this partnership agreement will be the start of many years of exciting work together."
Download the Student Minds peer support report below:
To find out more about Student Minds and their work, please visit www.studentminds.org.uk.