As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we will be hosting an event to launch our mental health report, What works to tackle mental health inequalities in higher education (HE)?

The event will cover the key findings from the report as well as facilitate a panel discussion from sector stakeholders.

We have worked with the Centre for Education and Youth (CfEY) on the report which includes an evidence review around how mental health may be driving or perpetuating equality gaps in HE outcomes, and the effectiveness of interventions to combat these inequalities. Findings from the review are supported by a mixed-methods sector consultation, discussing themes related to targeted support and evaluation. This involved roundtable discussions which were structured around different provider types including FE colleges, Russell Group universities, Metropolitan universities, small and specialist providers, and third sector organisations.

The findings from the review and consultation will be outlined at the event, including key recommendations on how the sector can work together to practically tackle the challenges of mental health inequalities now and in the future. Panel members will be made up of experts and representatives in the field of mental health and wellbeing and will be discussing the findings alongside relevant issues such as disclosure, inequalities, and targeted mental health support.

Refreshments will be served at the event and attendees will be able to attend either in-person or online.