We target those in higher education as this can be a time of particular stress, as students face academic pressures and the challenges of living away from home. Learning about mental wellbeing and how to manage depression and other problems is a lesson for life, so that people can look after themselves and others.
Our Students Against Depression website has been up and running since 2006. It is used each month by 12,000 students who seek help and information about depression. Our workbooks can help them to manage their condition. Some students blog about how their own experiences so that others can understand more. Our Facebook, Twitter and Youtube sites allow help students to interact and to feel less isolated.
We deliver mental wellbeing talks to students and staff about giving them insights into the relationship between psychological health and performance, in partnership with Positive Group.
Our project 12S: Promoting Mental Wealth and Wellbeing in Colleges and Universities across Lothian produced an action plan for colleges and universities. Please click for a copy of the Summary Report.