Colleges and universities

Being a student can be an important period in life, involving new experiences, challenges and pressures.

This can mean that some students are vulnerable to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues; it’s also a time when effective support and early intervention can make a significant difference to people’s lives and futures.

We work with colleges, universities and student-led organisations to promote mental wellbeing through a whole institution approach, training, resources and e-learning. Our website 'Students Against Depression' is full of clinically based self-help information and activities for students experiencing common mental health problems.

Our free e-learning package consists of 6 modules to help non-specialist staff in universities feel more confident to spot and respond to signs of distress amongst students. We have also provided grant funding to student-led organisations for many years, and currently we support projects by Nightline and Student Minds.

Our college and universities advisory board

The College and University Advisory board provides strategic direction for our work as well as clinical and peer review, advice on the development of new resources, promotion and dissemination through professional and other networks and identifying opportunities for collaborative work in the sector.

Read more about our College and university advisory board here.

Student-led support


CWMT has provided grant funding to student-led organisations over many years and we currently support Nightline to provide accredited training on suicide and related issues to their student volunteers. We provide Student Minds with grant funding to provide campus-based peer support groups.

Our other offers to colleges and universities:

Read about our college and university training offer and complete our training request form.

Find out more about the online learning resource that CWMT has developed for university staff, providing evidence-based information and training modules on a range of mental health issues.

We provide free booklets, posters and other resources on depression and related issues and universities and colleges of further education. You can see our current resources here.

View and download our training materials for construction workers

Find out about our Students Against Depression website

Find out about our collaboration with Positive Group

Help us to continue our vital work by fundraising for CWMT

CWMT provides speakers for events about youth mental health. Click here for information and to request a speaker.

Our Trainers all have expertise in mental health and are teachers, clinicians, academics or have lived experience of mental health problems.

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